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The 2000 Census showed that Racine County had a population of 188,831 people. This represented 3.52% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 5th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Racine had a population of 200,601 people. This is an increase of 6.23% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010195,408+3.48%-2.59% since 2009
2009200,601+6.23%+0.25% since 2008
2008200,109+5.97%+0.25% since 2007
2007199,603+5.7%+0.61% since 2006
2006198,398+5.07%+0.7% since 2005
2005197,025+4.34%+1.09% since 2004
2004194,891+3.21%+0.92% since 2003
2003193,119+2.27%+0.86% since 2002
2002191,469+1.4%+0.77% since 2001
2001190,000+0.62%+0.62% since 2000
2000188,831The Last Census

Racine County had 74,718 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Racine County has a total area<3> of 791 square miles [2,051 km²]. Of this total, 333.1 square miles [862 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (57.9%) being water (458.8 square miles [1,188 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Racine County had a population density of 566 people per square mile [218.9 people/km²], making it the state's 3rd most densely populated county (out of 72 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Racine County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Racine and the state of Wisconsin.

Click here for the Racine County QuickFact (QF-55101).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Racine County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Mount PleasantQF-555487526,60123,14214.95%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Racine County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
KenoshaQF-55059   S165,382149,57710.57%
WalworthQF-55127   W100,59393,7597.29%
WaukeshaQF-55133   NW383,154360,7676.21%

Lake Michigan lies to the east.

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Racine. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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