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Welcome to Racine ...

The pronunciation of Racine: ruh-SCENE<1>

The city of Racine is located in Racine County and is the County Seat for Racine County.

When the people of Racine refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Racineite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Racine has a population of 77,542 people<3> (see below for details).

Racine is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Racine lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Racine is located in the (262) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Racine had a population of 78,860 people (which is 40.36% of the total population of Racine County). This makes Racine the county's most populous community.

The population of Racine represents 1.39% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 78,860 people, the population of Racine decreased 3.66% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 81,855 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Racine had an population of 77,542 people. This is a decrease of 1.67% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.27% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Racine.

Communities near Racine ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Racine and not the distance if you drove it.<5>.

Community   2017
Zion (IL)   [Map]   23,952   S   18 miles [29 km]
Caledonia   [Map]   25,002   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cudahy   [Map]   18,282   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Franklin   [Map]   36,143   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Greenfield   [Map]   36,827   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kenosha   [Map]   99,877   S   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Racine.

Communities Also Named Racine ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Racine - they are located in Iowa (2), Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2), Quebec (3) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Racine.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Racine. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Racine. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Racine. Our list includes 51 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Racine:

Websites for Racine ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:
Junior League:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Racine ...

Looking for more information about Racine? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Racine? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Racine, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Racine.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Racine refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Racine may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Racine.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Racine - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Racine. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Racine) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Racine. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Racine

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Racine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7284, Longitude: -87.8073     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Racine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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