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 77,571 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 (14.21%), food service (7.95%), and sales jobs (7.68%).

Many people in Racine take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Racine citizens for affordable transportation.

In terms of college education, Racine is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.53% of adults 25 and older in Racine have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Racine in 2010 was $20,793, 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 $83,172 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 22.74% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Racine include African, Irish, Polish, and Italian.

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