Racine County

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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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