B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$110,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$744
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    244
    273
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    21
    41
  • Robbery
    198
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    994
    525
  • Theft
    1,962
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    123
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,455
National
$53,889
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Racine Reviews

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Racine is a small town/ city, it is very diverse in its people and culture. It is also home of the famous Kringles that sell nationwide, which are very taste. We are close to lake Michigan, so you can enjoy several water related activities, of course weather permitting. We have plenty of of parks in the city of Racine for kids to enjoy, we also have the Root river for fishing enthusiasts and plenty of restaurants that have delicious food. If you want to enjoy a slice of delicious pizza go to Well's Bros restaurant, which is known nationwide. The cost of living in Racine depends on what neighborhood you choose, but comparing to other cities, living here in Racine is less expensive and there are many job openings ranging from construction to office work.
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The police in this area have become extremely visible and attentive in the last few years. They have cleaned up this area and made a loud and clear statement that crime is not going to be tolerated over here any longer. They also built the new "Thelma Orr" Police House. They are constantly riding the streets over here or sitting in the school parking lot to show their presence a couple of times throughout the day every day in efforts to let everyone over here know, they are not far, or out of reach, if anything should go down. I appreciate all of the effort and hard work our officers are showing to help keep our streets safe.
I grew up in Racine, it is a very diverse city both ethnically as well as economically. I quite enjoyed living there. Unfortunately it is an industrial city with no more industry, and the city is dying. I hope that some new industry arrives or the city changes its mindset and moves forward to become as great as it once was.