Racine County, Wisconsin

Coordinates: 42°47′N 87°46′W / 42.78°N 87.76°W / 42.78; -87.76
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Racine County
Racine County Courthouse
Flag of Racine County
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Racine County
Location within the U.S. state of Wisconsin
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Wisconsin's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 42°47′N 87°46′W / 42.78°N 87.76°W / 42.78; -87.76
Country United States
State Wisconsin
FoundedDecember 7, 1836
Largest cityRacine
 • Total792 sq mi (2,050 km2)
 • Land333 sq mi (860 km2)
 • Water460 sq mi (1,200 km2)  58%
 • Total197,727 Increase
 • Density594.4/sq mi (229.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st

Racine County (rus-EEN, sometimes also ray-SEEN) is a county in southeastern Wisconsin. Its county seat is Racine.[2] When the 2020 census was held, Racine County had 197,727 people,[1] or the fifth-most people of any county in Wisconsin. Racine County was founded in 1836, when Wisconsin was known as theWisconsin Territory.

Racine County makes up the Racine metropolitan statistical area, the communities around Racine. This area is part of the Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha combined statistical area.[3] According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Racine County contains 792 square miles (2,050 km2): 333 square miles (860 km2) are land and 460 square miles (1,200 km2) (58%) are water.[4] In June 2021, 5.6% of people in the county did not have a job.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "2020 Decennial Census: Racine County, Wisconsin". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2 July 2022.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. US Department of Commerce Economic & Statistics Administration; US Census Bureau (January 2012). "Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha, WI Combined Statistical Area" (PDF). Census.gov. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2022-10-09. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  4. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  5. "Unemployment in the United States". Local Area Unemployment Statistics Map. Retrieved August 8, 2021.