Racine, WI Profile: Facts & Data

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Racine, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Racine is the 5th largest city in Wisconsin with a population of 78,879 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Racine: Kipikawi, Port Gilbert.

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Racine, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 78,879
Population in Households 77,398
Population in Familes 59,928
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,481
Population Density2 5,093
Diversity Index3 75
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,710
Average Household Income $57,235
Per Capita Income $22,512

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 34,388 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,016 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,472 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,900 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $129,877
Average Home Value $152,093
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 30,488
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 18,902
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.0% 0.16%
Households -0.02% 0.16%
Families -0.2% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

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, 2018 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 Density # 5 99th
Diversity Index # 4 100th
Median Household Income # 640 17th
Per Capita Income # 677 13th

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