Racine WI

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Racine, WI Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Racine Housing Market Information

With 76,760 people, 1,871 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $129,237, house prices in Racine are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Racine, accounting for 61.50% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Racine include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 20.71%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 13.87%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.89%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Racine are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 52.86% owning and 47.14% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Racine's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 43.12% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Racine include homes built before 1939 ( 38.43%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 16.09%). There's also some housing in Racine built between 2000 and later ( 2.37%).

Racine Home Appreciation Rates

Racine's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Racine during the period has been just 1.48%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Over the last year, Racine appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Racine's appreciation rate has been 1.78%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Racine were at 2.57%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 10.66%.

Importantly, NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research found that Racine's housing market shows one of the <a href="/blog/highest-appreciating-cities">top real estate appreciation rates in the U.S.A.</a> in the latest quarter, which may signal the city’s near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Wisconsin, our data show that Racine's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in Wisconsin.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Racine differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Racine - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Racine real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,261,000 0.3
$946,001 - $1,261,000 0.4
$630,001 - $946,000 1.2
$505,001 - $630,000 0.7
$378,001 - $505,000 2.6
$252,001 - $378,000 8.6
$126,001 - $252,000 40.5
$63,001 - $126,000 39.3
$0 - $63,000 6.4

Very Low for WI
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
71.7343065693431 92.1971252566735

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Racine Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2020 Q2 - 2020 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q3
40.67% 1.66%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,042 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 52.86
Renters 47.14
Vacant 9.90

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 2.4
1970 - 1999 16.1
1940 - 1969 43.1
1939 or Older 38.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 61.5
Townhomes 2.9
Small Apt. Buildings 20.7
Apt. Complexes 13.9
Mobile Homes 1.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.19
1 Bedroom 11.33
2 Bedrooms 30.64
3 Bedrooms 42.27
4 Bedrooms 10.83
5 or more bedrooms 3.73