Racine, WI
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Racine is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 77,742 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Racine is the fifth largest community in Wisconsin.

Racine is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Racine is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Racine who work in office and administrative support (13.88%), food service (8.25%), and sales jobs (7.18%).

The education level of Racine citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.21% of adults 25 and older in Racine have a college degree.

The per capita income in Racine in 2010 was $20,429, 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 $81,716 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 21.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Racine include African, Irish, Polish, and Norwegian.

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