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Racine, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Racine is the 5th largest city in Wisconsin with a population of 77,941 as of July 1, 2023. 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 42.7261 and longitude -87.7829 in Racine County. The formal boundaries for the City of Racine 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 City of Racine 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.

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Racine, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 77,941 (100%)
Population in Households 77,088 (98.9%)
Population in Families 59,914 (76.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 853 ( 1.1%)
Population Density 5,037
Diversity Index2 78


Median Household Income $50,855
Average Household Income $68,035
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $27,466
Wealth Index5 49
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Low (44.0)


Total HU (Housing Units) 34,110 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,929 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,490 (42.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,691 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $155,510
Average Home Value $209,029
Housing Affordability Index3 107


Total Households 31,419
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 19,180
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 0.05% -0.07%
Households 0.28% 0.16%
Families   0.14%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   2.87%
Owner Occupied HU   0.40%

Racine, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Racine to the other 807 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 100th
Population Density # 5 100th
Median Household Income # 734 9th
Housing Affordability Index # 357 44th
Per Capita Income # 754 7th
Diversity Index # 4 100th

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