Living in Racine, WI

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living | Photos
Updated: 2020-03-10

Racine SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
6
Affordability
7
Diversity
9.5
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
5
Commute
8.5

Racine, WI Crime Report

2,097
Total Crimes
2,710.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
5.52%
Above National Average

Racine, WI Cost Of Living

86
Racine's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Racine, Wisconsin Info Snack

Racine (/rsin/ r-SEEN) is a city in and the county seat of Racine County, Wisconsin, United States. It is located on the shore of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Root River. Racine is located 22 miles south of Milwaukee. As of the 2013 U.S. census, the city had a population of 78,199, making it the fifth-largest city in Wisconsin. Its median home price of $103,625 makes it one of the most affordable cities in Wisconsin to buy a home. In January 2017, it was rated "the most affordable place to live in the world" by the Demographia International Housing Affordability survey. Also in 2017, Racine was ranked the fourth worst city in America for black residents.
Population
77,576
Unemployment
7.0%
Poverty
20.4%
Median Home
$105,300
Median Income
$42,767
Median Rent
$824

Racine, WI Photos

Rankings for Racine in Wisconsin

Best Places Around Racine

1

Winthrop Harbor, IL
Population 6,767

2

Muskego, WI
Population 24,868

3

Franklin, WI
Population 36,185

4

Wind Lake, WI
Population 5,266

5

Hales Corners, WI
Population 7,666

6

Pleasant Prairie, WI
Population 20,722

7

Zion, IL
Population 24,047

8

Greendale, WI
Population 14,245

9

Oak Creek, WI
Population 35,843

10

Cudahy, WI
Population 18,349

Map Of Racine, WI

Population over time in Racine

Year Population % Change
2017 77,576 -0.2%
2016 77,740 -0.2%
2015 77,931 -0.3%
2014 78,127 -0.3%
2013 78,347 -0.3%
2012 78,548 -0.4%
2011 78,878 -0.6%
2010 79,350 -0.4%
2009 79,664 -
Crime/100k Racine WI USA
Violent Crime 562.2 295.4 368.9
Murder 10.3 3.0 5.0
Robbery 104.7 60.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 377.4 193.7 246.8
Property Crime 2148.0 1559.9 2199.5
Burglary 448.5 242.5 376.0
Larceny 1545.8 1168.9 1594.6
Car Theft 153.8 148.5 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Racine

White
49.9% (38,726)
African American
22.2% (17,227)
American Indian
0.4% (311)
Asian
0.9% (723)
Hawaiian
0.0% (13)
Other
0.1% (85)
Two Or More
3.3% (2,595)
Hispanic
23.1% (17,896)
Race Racine WI USA
White 49.9% 81.5% 61.1%
African American 22.2% 6.3% 12.3%
American Indian 0.4% 0.8% 0.7%
Asian 0.9% 2.7% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.3% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 23.1% 6.7% 17.8%

Household Income For Racine, Wisconsin

Less than $10,000
8.1% (628,463)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.4% (492,862)
$15,000 to $24,999
14.7% (1,139,201)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.6% (1,053,397)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.4% (1,040,373)
$50,000 to $74,999
20.5% (1,589,672)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.9% (846,292)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.7% (677,749)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.1% (166,500)
$200,000 or more
1.6% (123,087)
Income Racine WI USA
Less than $10,000 8.1% 5.0% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.4% 4.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 14.7% 9.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.6% 9.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.4% 13.6% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 20.5% 19.1% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.9% 13.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.7% 15.1% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.1% 5.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.6% 4.4% 7.0%

Gender in Racine

Female
50.8% (39,370)
Male
49.2% (38,206)
Gender Racine WI USA
Female 50.8% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 49.2% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Racine for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.0% (4,654)
9-12th Grade
11.0% (8,533)
High School / GED
32.0% (24,824)
Some College
25.0% (19,394)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (7,757)
Bachelor's Degree
11.0% (8,533)
Master's Degree
4.0% (3,103)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (775)
Education Racine WI USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 11.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 32.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 25.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 11.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 11.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 4.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 0.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About Racine

Overall User Rating
3.0
/5

VideoGamingz

I don't care what you say, I've lived in Racine for ten years and I didn't get robbed or see anyone get robbed.Take this from the Person who actually lives there.


HomeSnacks User

It's been an okay experience. Most of the city is very scary and worn down. Very nice by the lake. The schools feel like a prison. I've been threatened by students I've never met. A mother walked into my high school threatening to beat up students and shoot them. Security is atrocious. When I have attempted to reported bullying the staff in my schools office refused to talk to me. I'm a college bound AP student and feel like a criminal for asking to go to the bathroom. The halls smell like marijuana. Attending a public high school in Racine has destroyed my mental health. The teachers complain about central office and administrators. Teachers also have heated political debates in class. Teachers recruit students to attend political protests. Very stressful environment when the staff talks about how much they hate their jobs. I have had a bad experience with violence and crime inside and outside of the schools.

There are many things to do in Racine. Summers are amazing down by the lake. However, the schools are disgusting. Class rooms haven't been properly cleaned in years and even smell like urine. That is what William Horlick High School and Washington Park High School are like. Many dangerous neighborhoods. Diversity is good and some nice neighborhoods by the lake. Most of Racine is worn down and scary.

Articles About Wisconsin

Enjoy The Snack?