Racine County

Racine County, Wisconsin

730 Wisconsin Ave
Racine, WI 53403
Phone: (262) 636-3121
Fax: (262) 636-3491
www.racineco.com

On southeastern coast of WI, south of Milwaukee; organized Dec 7, 1836 (prior to statehood) from territorial county. Name Origin: French 'root,' referring to the county's principal town, located on the Root River, which had so many roots growing out of its banks that navigation was difficult

Area (sq mi):: 791.90 (land 333.10; water 458.81) Population per square mile: 587.50
Population 2005: 195,708 State rank: 5 Population change: 2000-20005 3.60%; 1990-2000 7.90% Population 2000: 188,831 (White 79.60%; Black or African American 10.50%; Hispanic or Latino 7.90%; Asian 0.70%; Other 5.80%). Foreign born: 4.10%. Median age: 36.10
Income 2000: per capita $21,772; median household $48,059; Population below poverty level: 8.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $28,776-$31,271
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.70% Median travel time to work: 22.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Racine County seat (80,108)
  • Mount Pleasant (25,389)
  • Burlington (11,043)

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    Over the past nine years, Albrecht has driven development of business and education initiatives at Gateway that include but are not limited to: establishing a President's Leadership Advisory team for Entrepreneurship at Gateway; supporting the development of a Fab Lab; serving as president of the Racine County Economic Development Corporation, co-founding the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3); championing the development of the "Launch Box," a growth accelerator located in southeast Wisconsin; hosting entrepreneurial events such as the women-led SBA conference, the U.
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    The May 6 Racine County Journal-Times, reporting on a recent attack by four teenaged assailants on a 42-year-old victim, pointed out the unintended consequences of having too many gun-control laws on the books.
    When he was named player of the year for Racine County, Wilson told the Journal Times newspaper that he wouldn't limit his expectations for his first year of college simply because the Ducks went 8-23 during the past season.
    According to 2005 Racine County Economic Development Corporation report, Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties will be home to 1,600 new construction jobs between 2002 and 2012.
    The academy might be the answer to lagging workforce development in Racine County where nearly one-third of the population aged 18 to 24 lacks a high school diploma or its equivalent.
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