Yankee Hill

Location of Yankee Hill in red

Figure 1: Location of Yankee Hill in red

Comparison to other neighborhoods

Most of this page compares trends within Yankee Hill across time, but this table compares it to the rest of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. It shows the percentile rank of Yankee Hill in various categories for each year during 2000 to 2018. For example, in 2000 77% of neighborhoods contained fewer total residential units.
Table 1: Annual neighborhood percentile ranks, where 100 = the largest or highest amount and 1 = smallest or lowest
Percentile Rank
year Total Units1 Total single-family homes2 Total duplexes3 Total condos4 Median property value5 Median Value/ft.6 % Owner-occupied7 Sales rate8*
2000 77th 3rd 8th 66th 9th 56th 6th
2001 80th 3rd 9th 67th 9th 54th 4th
2002 80th 3rd 10th 68th 24th 98th 6th 97th
2003 80th 3rd 10th 78th 35th 98th 6th 94th
2004 80th 3rd 8th 75th 31st 98th 8th 94th
2005 80th 2nd 8th 74th 40th 99th 7th 39th
2006 80th 2nd 7th 77th 33rd 98th 2nd 93rd
2007 80th 2nd 7th 87th 66th 98th 5th 98th
2008 82nd 2nd 6th 91st 93rd 99th 5th 99th
2009 83rd 2nd 7th 91st 93rd 98th 7th 100th
2010 84th 2nd 7th 92nd 97th 98th 8th 55th
2011 84th 2nd 7th 92nd 97th 98th 21st 99th
2012 85th 3rd 7th 92nd 97th 98th 32nd 99th
2013 85th 3rd 7th 92nd 97th 98th 32nd 98th
2014 86th 3rd 7th 93rd 97th 98th 34th 97th
2015 87th 3rd 7th 93rd 97th 98th 32nd 91st
2016 87th 3rd 7th 93rd 96th 92nd 35th 78th
2017 87th 3rd 7th 93rd 96th 98th 37th 90th
2018 87th 3rd 7th 93rd 95th 98th 36th
Note: Percentile ranks are only calculated for neighborhoods which include the characteristic being measured. For example, a neighborhood with no condos is marked missing, while the neighborhood in the 1st percentile contains at least 1 condo.
1 Includes all homes, condos, and apartments
2 Total standalone 1-unit homes
3 Total 2-unit homes
4 Total condos
5 Median entire property value as assessed by the City
6 Median of (Improvements value) / (Useable square feet of building)
7 Percent of single-family, duplexes, and condos whose location is also the owner’s mailing address
8 Single-family, duplex, and condo sales as a percent of total single-family, duplex, and condo properties
* No sales data available for 2000-2001

Residential property values, 2000 to 2018

Total property value

This “violin” graph displays the distribution of home values in Yankee Hill since 2000. The shapes for each year are widest at the property value where the most homes are located. Larger “violins” indicate more homes, while smaller shapes indicate fewer. The thin line through the graph shows the median home value for each year.

The table below contains the median home value for each year from 2000 to 2018. Values are adjusted to 2018 dollars, and properties assessed at $0 are ommitted. This is because those properties are not literally worth nothing. The city assesses them at $0 because they are owned by an entity which does not pay property taxes; therefore they contribute nothing to the city’s tax base directly.
Table 2: Median inflation-adjusted home values
Median property value
year single-family duplex condo
2000 $215,173 $205,489 $43,107
2001 $209,279 $199,859 $41,927
2002 $247,399 $237,012 $85,046
2003 $274,959 $263,443 $112,573
2004 $306,710 $286,599 $112,303
2005 $346,371 $327,460 $136,856
2006 $380,087 $395,141 $143,201
2007 $355,904 $370,000 $142,711
2008 $330,751 $341,562 $262,964
2009 $287,742 $311,525 $245,434
2010 $292,653 $302,772 $274,714
2011 $283,744 $293,555 $264,623
2012 $249,744 $249,367 $244,146
2013 $238,366 $276,293 $240,062
2014 $247,901 $276,293 $246,312
2015 $244,493 $272,494 $245,538
2016 $244,493 $282,420 $242,403
2017 $245,716 $296,352 $243,670
2018 $264,200 $304,200 $250,900

Value per square foot

This graph is similar to the graph above, except it shows property value per square foot, rather than the total. These statistics are calculated by dividing the value of improvements made to the parcel (namely the building) by the total useable floor area of the structure in square feet.

Residential units

The next three graphs show trends in the number of housing units and their occupancy status. “Owner-occupied” means the property owner lists that location as their mailing address. Additional units at each parcel may be rented, so the “owner-occupied” number given here should be understood as an upper bound; the real number is almost certainly lower. Non-owner-occupied units may either be rented or vacant. These three graphs show total units, so (for example) every one duplex counts as 2 units.

Total, 2000 to 2018

Single family homes

Duplexes

Condos

Totals by type

Property sales and owner-occupancy

Single-family homes, duplexes, and condos
Table 5: The unit of analysis is the parcel. Some parcels contain multiple units.
year Total sold Remain owner-occupied Owner-occupied to other Remain other occupied Other to owner-occupied
2002 17 35% 12% 24% 29%
2003 18 33% 6% 28% 33%
2004 22 59% 5% 18% 18%
2005 15 53% 7% 20% 20%
2006 26 35% 12% 27% 27%
2007 50 16% 0% 14% 70%
2008 36 28% 3% 14% 56%
2009 20 45% 5% 10% 40%
2010 5 80% 0% 0% 20%
2011 39 23% 0% 18% 59%
2012 44 41% 0% 18% 41%
2013 49 53% 0% 10% 37%
2014 45 49% 7% 7% 38%
2015 39 59% 10% 15% 15%
2016 40 55% 8% 18% 20%
2017 48 58% 6% 25% 10%

This table compares the owner-occupancy status before and after each sale for properties coded as “Residential” or “Condominium” in the previous table. As explained above, “owner-occupancy” means the property owner lists that parcel as their mailing address. Additional units at an owner-occupied address may be vacant or rented. In this table “other occupied” simply means the property owner does not maintain their mailing address at that location. The property could be rented, or it could be vacant.

  • If a property was coded as owner-occupied in the year prior to the sale, and it is still coded that way in the first available property record after the sale date, it is classified as “Remain owner-occupied.”
  • A property coded “owner-occupied” before the sale, but not after is classified as “Owner-occupied to other”
  • A property not coded “owner-occupied” before a sale, and which maintains that status after the sale, is classified “Remain other occupied.”
  • Properties which aren’t “owner-occupied” prior to the sale but become so afterward are classified “Other to owner-occupied.”