Racine, WI

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Living in Racine

Racine is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 76,760 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Racine is the fifth largest community in Wisconsin.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Racine is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Racine is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Racine who work in office and administrative support (11.50%), sales jobs (9.06%), and food service (8.35%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Racine rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.64% of adults 25 and older in Racine have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Racine in 2018 was $22,808, which is low income relative to Wisconsin, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,232 for a family of four. However, Racine contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Racine is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Racine home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Racine residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Racine also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.36% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Racine include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Racine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.