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Racine County, Wisconsin
Racine County Court House
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Racine County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of USA WI
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1836
Seat Racine
Largest city Racine
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

792 sq mi (2,051 km²)
333 sq mi (862 km²)
460 sq mi (1,191 km²), 58.0%
 - (2010)
 - Density

588/sq mi (227/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Racine County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 195,408[1] making it the fifth-most populous county in Wisconsin. Its county seat is Racine.[2]

Racine County comprises the Racine, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area and is included in the Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha, WI Combined Statistical Area.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 792 square miles (2,050 km2), of which 333 square miles (860 km2) is land and 460 square miles (1,200 km2) (58.0%) is water.[3]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent counties Edit


USA Racine County, Wisconsin age pyramid

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Racine County

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1840 3,475
1850 14,973 330.9%
1860 21,360 42.7%
1870 26,740 25.2%
1880 30,922 15.6%
1890 36,268 17.3%
1900 45,644 25.9%
1910 57,424 25.8%
1920 78,961 37.5%
1930 90,217 14.3%
1940 94,047 4.2%
1950 109,585 16.5%
1960 141,781 29.4%
1970 170,838 20.5%
1980 173,132 1.3%
1990 175,034 1.1%
2000 188,831 7.9%
2010 195,408 3.5%
Est. 2012 194,797 3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2012[1]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 188,831 people, 70,819 households, and 49,856 families residing in the county. The population density was 567 people per square mile (219/km²). There were 74,718 housing units at an average density of 224 per square mile (87/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 83.04% White, 10.47% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.69% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. 7.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 32.9% were of German, 7.4% Polish and 5.5% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 70,819 households out of which 34.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.00% were married couples living together, 12.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.00% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.50 males.

Government Edit

The legislature is known as the County Board which consists of 23 members each elected from single member districts. The County Executive is elected in a countywide vote.


Racine County Wisconsin Sign WIS11

Racine County sign on WIS 11

Cities, villages, and townsEdit

Census-designated placesEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

Ghost townsEdit

See alsoEdit


External linksEdit

Coordinates: 42°47′N 87°46′W / 42.78, -87.76

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