Racine County, WI

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Population

195,101

0.117% growth

Median Age

40.1


Median Household Income

$58,334

3.5% growth

Poverty Rate

11.9%


Number of Employees

93,603

1.44% growth

Median Property Value

$165,200

0.793% growth

About

In 2017, Racine County, WI had a population of 195k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $58,334. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Racine County, WI grew from 194,873 to 195,101, a 0.117% increase and its median household income grew from $56,359 to $58,334, a 3.5% increase.

The population of Racine County, WI is 72.7% White Alone, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 10.7% Black or African American Alone. 8.06% of the people in Racine County, WI speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Racine County, WI are Shepherds College (17 degrees awarded in 2016) and Midwest College of Oriental Medicine-Racine (17 degrees).

The median property value in Racine County, WI is $165,200, and the homeownership rate is 69%. Most people in Racine County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Racine County, WI is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Wingspread (arch: Frank Lloyd Wright; 1938-39); home of HF Johnson. View from west; guest and carport to left, service wing to right. Racine WI

Economy

The economy of Racine County, WI employs 93.6k people. The largest industries in Racine County, WI are Manufacturing (20,695 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (13,401 people), and Retail Trade (10,661 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,293), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,662), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($64,730).

Median household income in Racine County, WI is $58,334. Males in Racine County, WI have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,291. The income inequality in Racine County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,334

2017 value

± $1,215

3.5%

1 Year Growth

± 2.67%

Households in Racine County, WI have a median annual income of $58,334, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,359 in 2016, which represents a 3.5% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,348

Average Male Salary

± $1,322

$46,291

Average Female Salary

± $998

In 2017, full-time male employees in Racine County, WI made 1.33 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $51,905 ± $6,236

  2. White

    $46,737 ± $788

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $43,959 ± $36,574

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Racine County, WI workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Racine County, WI is from Wisconsin.

0.453

2017 Wage GINI

0.452

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.212% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 16.02

  2. Census Tract 20.01

  3. Census Tract 20.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Racine County, WI was Census Tract 16.02 with a value of $97,969, followed by Census Tract 20.01 and Census Tract 20.02, with respective values of $92,905 and $84,229.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Racine County, WI (22.6k out of 190k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    13,365 ± 804

  2. Black

    6,089 ± 566

  3. Hispanic

    5,262 ± 537

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Racine County, WI is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

93.6k

2017 Value

± 2,072

1.44%

1 Year growth

± 3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Racine County, WI grew at a rate of 1.44%, from 92.3k employees to 93.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Racine County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,355 people), Production Occupations (10,021 people), and Management Occupations (9,089 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Racine County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Racine County, WI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,355 people), Production Occupations (10,021 people), and Management Occupations (9,089 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Racine County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.85 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.46 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.23 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Racine County, WI, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($71,734), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,483), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($69,342).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

93.6k

2017 Value

± 2,072

1.44%

1 Year growth

± 3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Racine County, WI grew at a rate of 1.44%, from 92.3k employees to 93.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Racine County, WI, are Manufacturing (20,695 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (13,401 people), and Retail Trade (10,661 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Racine County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Racine County, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Racine County, WI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (20,695 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (13,401 people), and Retail Trade (10,661 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Racine County, WI has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.9 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.18 times), and Utilities (1.15 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Racine County, WI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($93,293), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,662), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($64,730).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $37.5B

  2. $28B

  3. $26B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $37.5B, followed by Mixed freight with $28B and Machinery and $26B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Wisconsin products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B

2015 Value

$493B

Projected 2045 Value

51.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 51.7% to $493B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Wisconsin trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.7B

  2. $28.3B

  3. $10.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $28.7B, followed by Minnesota with $28.3B and Michigan and $10.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Wisconsin shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.6% of the population of Racine County, WI has health coverage, with 54.4% on employee plans, 15.5% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 1.24% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Racine County, WI was $8,702 in 2014. This is a 6.26% increase from the previous year ($8,189).

Primary care physicians in Racine County, WI see 2144 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.28% increase from the previous year (2076 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1574 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 841 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Adams County and Menominee County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.1%). Additionally, Menominee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2144 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Racine County, WI see an average of 2144 patients per year. This represents a 3.28% increase from the previous year (2076 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Racine County, WI in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,702

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,159

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,057

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,608

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Wisconsin (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.26%, from $8,189 to $8,702.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.41%

Uninsured

54.4%

Employer Coverage

15.5%

Medicaid

12.1%

Medicare

10.3%

Non-Group

1.24%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Racine County, WI declined by 20.7% from 8.09% to 6.41%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Racine County, WI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.1% prevalence

  2. 13.1% prevalence

  3. 12.4% prevalence

Adams County and Menominee County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin, at 13.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Racine County, WI is home to a population of 195k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.67% of Racine County, WI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Racine County, WI is composed of 142k White Alone residents (72.7%), 24.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (12.7%), 20.8k Black or African American Alone residents (10.7%), 4.49k Two or More Races residents (2.3%), 2.36k Asian Alone residents (1.21%), 642 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.329%), 146 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0748%), and 55 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0282%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Racine County, WI are Spanish or Spanish Creole (10,789 speakers), German (649 speakers), and Chinese (455 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Racine County, WI was 40.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Racine County, WI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Racine County, WI residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.67%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.06%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.67% of Racine County, WI residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Racine County, WI was 5.06%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    89,715 ± 7,296 people

  2. India

    23,224 ± 3,734 people

  3. Laos

    17,104 ± 3,206 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Racine County, WI was Mexico, the natal country of 89,715 Racine County, WI residents, followed by India with 23,224 and Laos with 17,104.

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Citizenship

97.5%

2017 Citizenship

97.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.5% of Racine County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Racine County, WI was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    142k ± 92

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    24.8k ± 1.55k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    20.8k ± 557

In 2017, there were 5.73 times more White Alone residents (142k people) in Racine County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.8k Hispanic or Latino and 20.8k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Racine County, WI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    10,789 speakers (5.91%)

  2. German

    649 speakers (0.355%)

  3. Chinese

    455 speakers (0.249%)

8.06% of Racine County, WI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Racine County, WI was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 5.91% of the overall population of Racine County, WI are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.355% speak German and 0.249% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,300 ± 358

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,642 ± 342

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,598 ± 295

Racine County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Racine County, WI awarded 34 degrees. The student population of Racine County, WI is skewed towards women, with 45 male students and 77 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Racine County, WI are White (27 and 81.8%), followed by Asian (3 and 9.09%), Hispanic or Latino (2 and 6.06%), and Black or African American (1 and 3.03%).

The largest universities in Racine County, WI by number of degrees awarded are Shepherds College (17 and 50%) and Midwest College of Oriental Medicine-Racine (17 and 50%).

The most popular majors in Racine County, WI are Traditional Chinese Medicine & Chinese Herbology (12 and 35.3%), Other Culinary Arts & Related Services (11 and 32.4%), and Horticultural Science (6 and 17.6%).

The median tuition costs in Racine County, WI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 6 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. 11 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Racine County, WI was Horticultural Science with 6 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Racine County, WI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 17 degrees awarded

  2. 17 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Racine County, WI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Shepherds College with 17 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

14

Degrees Awarded to Men

20

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 14 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Racine County, WI, which is 0.7 times less than the 20 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    27 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Racine County, WI were to White students. These 27 degrees mean that there were 9 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 3 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Racine County, WI was $165,200 in 2017, which is 0.759 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $163,900 to $165,200, a 0.793% increase. The homeownership rate in Racine County, WI is 69%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Racine County, WI have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Racine County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$58,334

Median Household Income

± $1,215

75.6k

Number of Households

± 1,777

In 2017, the median household income of the 75.6k households in Racine County, WI grew to $58,334 from the previous year's value of $56,359.

The following chart displays the households in Racine County, WI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$165,200

2017 Median

± $2,723

$163,900

2016 Median

± $2,340

In 2017, the median property value in Racine County, WI grew to to $165,200 from the previous year's value of $163,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Racine County, WI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Racine County, WI the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Racine County, WI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Racine County, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

69%

2017 Homeownership

69.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69% of the housing units in Racine County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Racine County, WI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Racine County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Racine County, WI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Racine County, WI have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.9% of the workforce in Racine County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.1%

  2. Carpooled

    8.16%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.39%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Racine County, WI was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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