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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Housing
    C+
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    A-
  5. Diversity
    A-
  6. Jobs
    B-
  7. Weather
    C
  8. Cost of Living
    B-
  9. Health & Fitness
    B+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    B
Racine County is located in Wisconsin with a population of 195,398. In Racine County, most residents own their homes. In Racine County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Racine County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Racine County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$169,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$855
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Racine County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    270
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    53.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    90.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    360.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,370.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    110
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Racine County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,749
National
$55,322

Racine County Reviews

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I find that growing up in a "small" place really opens your mind up to larger things. I love being able to walk around by a river in the woods, or go swimming right in Lake Michigan, but also being able to roam around downtown and feel comfortable where I go. Because Racine is small, all of my childhood memories are connected in some way to each other and many of them are in the same places. After living here for a while, you will find that practically everyone you know is extremely distantly related. Your teacher could be your father's step-grandpa's second cousins' son, and that's just how things are. I would say Racine is very good at not being a noisy city, but also not quite a large prairie field with a bunch of farms and corn. People are quite adaptable after growing up here.
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Racine has it’s ups and down just like any other city but it is the home to SC Johnson, or better known as Johnson Wax. The company recently added a waterpark to the community which is family friendly. It is also adding a sports complex nearby. Other than that Racine is located between Chicago and Milwaukee. Two very well known cities. If a visitor cannot find something to do in Racine between its waterpark and shopping areas, two big cities are close by. That also works for jobs and the commute to and from.
Racine is located right next to Milwaukee and Kenosha County, Right along Lake Michigan. Growing up it was a beautiful place but threw out the years things took a change for the worse. To many senseless killing and robberies. Our schools are getting worse, our community is fading! We need help as a community, small town, little city or whatever you may want to call us! Ravine has so much potential just not the right leaders!