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Racine, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Racine is the 5th largest city in Wisconsin with a population of 78,006 as of July 1, 2016. Racine ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Racine is located at latitude 42.7283 and longitude -87.8071 in Racine County. The formal boundaries for the City of Racine (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.49 sq. miles and a water area of 3.2 sq. miles. Racine County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 623 feet.

The City of Racine (GNIS ID: 1583991) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Racine population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Racine: Kipikawi, Port Gilbert.

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Racine, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 78,006
Population in Households 76,508
Population in Familes 59,906
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,498
Population Density1 5,037
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 30,128
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 18,804
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 34,138 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,553 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,575 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,010 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $124,674
Average Home Value $141,581


Median Household Income $40,445
Average Household Income $52,392
Per Capita Income $20,639
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.17% 0.0%
Households -0.21% -0.02%
Families -0.35% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Racine, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Racine to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 99th
Population Density1 # 5 99th
Diversity Index2 # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 651 16th
Per Capita Income # 695 10th

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