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Racine is a city in Racine County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the river, which derives its name from French for "root."

The latitude of Racine is 42.726N. The longitude is -87.782W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 617 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 80,266.


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Median household income
Local
$37,164
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Racine demographic reports
Racine is on Lake Michigan, at the mouth of the Root River.
The J.I. Case Company began making threshing machines here in the 1840s.
Public transportation: Belle Urban System (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 317. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 3.9 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: kringle (Danish pastry)
Well-known residents have included:
· Laurel Salton Clark, astronaut who died aboard the space shuttle Columbia in 2003
· Barbara McNaire, actress, singer
· Fredric March, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Jo to Go, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Harbor Fest - June 21-24, 2007
  • Armenian Fest - Aug. 5, 2007
  • 10 Minute Comedy Festival - Jan. 19-Feb. 11, 2007
  • Great Midwest Dragon Boat Festival - July 6-7, 2007
  • Italian Festival - July 27-29, 2007
  • Greek Festival - June 29-July 1, 2007
  • Fiesta Mexicana - Aug. 10-12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Racine web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Racine Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: River Bend Nature Center
Racine attractions: Racine Zoological Gardens
Historic sites and museums: Wind Point Lighthouse, Wustum Museum, Wingspread (Frank Lloyd Wright house), Racine Heritage Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 86

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Ancestry & family history

25% of Racine residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Racine ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Racine was $17,705, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Racine residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Racine include Southside Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Racine, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $445.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $893.


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Libraries in Racine include Racine Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Racine include Racine Journal Times

TV stations in Racine include WJJA.

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Racine County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Racine political report.

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The average commute time for Racine workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Racine between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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