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|Founded||December 7, 1836|
|• Total||792 sq mi (2,050 km2)|
|• Land||333 sq mi (860 km2)|
|• Water||460 sq mi (1,200 km2) 58%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||246.73/sq mi (95.26/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Racine County (RUS-een, sometimes also RAY-seen) is a county in southeastern Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, its population was 195,408, making it Wisconsin's fifth-most populous county. Its county seat is Racine. The county was founded in 1836, then a part of the Wisconsin Territory. Racine County comprises the Racine metropolitan statistical area. This area is included as part of the Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha combined statistical area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 792 square miles (2,050 km2), of which 333 square miles (860 km2) is land and 460 square miles (1,200 km2) (58%) is water.
The county's unemployment rate was 5.6% in June 2021.
- Milwaukee County (north)
- Ottawa County, Michigan (northeast)
- Allegan County, Michigan (southeast)
- Kenosha County (south)
- Walworth County (west)
- Waukesha County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
1990–2000 2010–2020 2020 census
As of the census of 2000, there were 188,831 people, 70,819 households, and 49,856 families residing in the county. The population density was 567 people per square mile (219/km2). There were 74,718 housing units at an average density of 224 per square mile (87/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 83.04% White, 10.47% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.69% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. 7.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 32.9% were of German, 7.4% Polish and 5.5% Irish ancestry.
There were 70,819 households, of which 34.5% had children under 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the county, the population was spread out, with 27.0% under 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 or older. The median age was 36. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.
- I-41 / I-94 / US 41
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- Ryde Racine
- List of intercity bus stops in Wisconsin
- John H. Batten Airport (KRAC) serves the county and surrounding communities.
- Burlington Municipal Airport (KBUU) enhances county service.
- Cindy Guntly Memorial Airport (62C) enhances county service.
- Fox River Airport (96C) enhances county service.
- Sylvania Airport (C89) enhances county service.
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