Racine, WI

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2022 Population
77,453
0.324% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35
0.865% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
19.2%
3.27% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$52,766
9.39% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$147,000
17% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Racine, WI had a population of 77.5k people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $52,766. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Racine, WI declined from 77,705 to 77,453, a −0.324% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,238 to $52,766, a 9.39% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Racine, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (50.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (21.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.98%), White (Hispanic) (8.86%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.96%).

None of the households in Racine, WI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.9% of the residents in Racine, WI are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Racine, WI was $147,000, and the homeownership rate was 57.9%.

Most people in Racine, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Racine, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Racine, WI is home to a population of 77.5k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.25% of Racine, WI residents were born outside of the country (4.84k people).

In 2022, there were 2.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.9k people) in Racine, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.96k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.9%
2022 Citizenship
96.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.9% of Racine, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Racine, WI was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Racine, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    38.9k ± 1.28k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    16.4k ± 1.2k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    6.96k ± 1.3k
23.4%
Hispanic Population
18.1k people

In 2022, there were 2.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.9k people) in Racine, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.96k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

23.4% of the people in Racine, WI are hispanic (18.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Racine, WI as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.25%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.84k people
5.39%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.19k people

As of 2022, 6.25% of Racine, WI residents (4.84k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Racine, WI was 5.39%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    933 ± 211
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    916 ± 294
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    527 ± 158

Racine, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Racine, WI employs 35.7k people. The largest industries in Racine, WI are Manufacturing (7,820 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,561 people), and Retail Trade (4,550 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,551), Public Administration ($64,097), and Finance & Insurance ($55,081).

Occupations

35.7k
2022 Value
± 1,609
2.28%
1 Year growth
± 6.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Racine, WI grew at a rate of 2.28%, from 34.9k employees to 35.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Racine, WI, are Production Occupations (5,486 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,793 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,773 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Racine, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

35.7k
2022 Value
± 1,609
2.28%
1 Year growth
± 6.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Racine, WI grew at a rate of 2.28%, from 34.9k employees to 35.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Racine, WI, are Manufacturing (7,820 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,561 people), and Retail Trade (4,550 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Racine, WI, though some of these residents may live in Racine, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,522
Median earning men ± $2,699
$32,862
Median earning women ± $1,746

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($80,750), Public Administration ($66,813), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,228).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($63,090), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,379), and Wholesale Trade ($48,977).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.95M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 1.6% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Wisconsin.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wisconsin went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.17%).

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing the state of Wisconsin. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Wisconsin

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Ron Johnson
Senator from Wisconsin3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tammy Baldwin
Senator from Wisconsin1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing Wisconsin.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Wisconsin over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Wisconsin

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Wisconsin have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.697% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.597% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.02M), and Bachelors Degree (921k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Racine, WI was $147,000 in 2022, which is 0.521 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $125,600 to $147,000, a 17% increase. The homeownership rate in Racine, WI is 57.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Racine, WI have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Racine, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Racine, WI is $52,766. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Racine, WI was Census Tract 16.02 with a value of $113,417, followed by Census Tract 15.04 and Census Tract 8, with respective values of $112,200 and $80,521.

Property

$147,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,536
$18,119
Median Property Taxes
±$1,084

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Racine, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Racine, WI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

57.9%
Homeownership
2022
64.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 57.9% of the housing units in Racine, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 16.02
  2. Census Tract 15.04
  3. Census Tract 8

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Racine, WI was Census Tract 16.02 with a value of $113,417, followed by Census Tract 15.04 and Census Tract 8, with respective values of $112,200 and $80,521.

The following map shows all of the places in Racine, WI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$52,766
Median Household Income
± $1,773
31.3k
Number of Households
± 1,541

In 2022, the median household income of the 31.3k households in Racine, WI grew to $52,766 from the previous year's value of $48,238.

The following chart displays the households in Racine, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Racine, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.443
2022 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.443
2021 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2022, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.043% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.7%)
  2. Carpooled (10.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.15%)

In 2022, 77.7% of workers in Racine, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.6%) and those who worked at home (5.15%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Racine, WI have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.55% of the workforce in Racine, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

19.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Racine, WI (14.6k out of 76.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Racine, 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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Health

92.6% of the population of Racine, WI has health coverage, with 41.7% on employee plans, 28.1% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.03% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Racine County, WI see 2206 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.25% decrease from the previous year (2234 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1314 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 640 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,206 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Racine County, WI

Primary care physicians in Racine County, WI see an average of 2,206 patients per year. This represents a 1.25% decrease from the previous year (2,234 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.2% under 18 years, 20.8% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.5% were men and 53.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.43%
Uninsured
41.7%
Employer Coverage
28.1%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
1.03%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Racine, WI grew by 5.65% from 7.03% to 7.43%.

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

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