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

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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

88 reviews
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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.
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Racine is a decent place to live and raise a family. It's relatively quiet, the crime rate is low, and before the industrial down turn a few years ago, work was plentiful here in the city for our industrial and blue collar workers. A lot of the companies took their business and moved over seas, which hurt our economy in so many ways. If I had to do it all over again, I would still choose to live here in Racine, with the exception of the extreme cold weather, and low paying or no jobs. Otherwise, this city is not a bad place to be, live, raise a family, have a home and build a life.
I feel like the area I live in is very stable but once you go outside of this small area it gets worse. Crime has gotten out of control and has increased, and the atmosphere amongst some is still good, but others has turned really bad. I believe people have stopped trying and losing hope where I'm from. Everyone wants to end up getting away and moving which is good, but also gives the place we live a bad name.