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Racine County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Racine County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Seat Racine
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

792 sq mi (2,051 km²)
333 sq mi (862 km²)
459 sq mi (1,189 km²), 57.94%
PopulationEst.
 - (2008)
 - Density

199,510
567/sq mi (219/km²)
Founded 1836
Website www.racineco.com

Racine County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2008, the population was 199,510. Its county seat is Racine[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 792 square miles (2,051 km²), of which, 333 square miles (863 km²) of it is land and 459 square miles (1,188 km²) of it (57.94%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Clockwise from north

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Racine County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 14,973
1860 21,360 42.7%
1870 26,740 25.2%
1880 30,922 15.6%
1890 36,268 17.3%
1900 45,644 25.9%
1910 57,424 25.8%
1920 78,961 37.5%
1930 90,217 14.3%
1940 94,047 4.2%
1950 109,585 16.5%
1960 141,781 29.4%
1970 170,838 20.5%
1980 173,132 1.3%
1990 175,034 1.1%
2000 188,831 7.9%
Est. 2008 199,510 5.7%
Source: U.S. Census[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 188,831 people, 70,819 households, and 49,856 families residing in the county. The population density was 567 people per square mile (219/km²). There were 74,718 housing units at an average density of 224 per square mile (87/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 83.04% White, 10.47% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.69% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. 7.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 32.9% were of German, 7.4% Polish and 5.5% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 70,819 households out of which 34.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.00% were married couples living together, 12.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.00% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.50 males.

Government

The legislature is known as the County Board which consists of 23 members each elected from single member districts. The County Executive is elected in a countywide vote.

Cities, villages, and towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (July 2004) (PDF). The Population of Southeastern Wisconsin. Technical Report Number 11 (4th Edition). http://www.sewrpc.org/publications/techrep/tr-011_population_southeastern_wisconsin.pdf. Retrieved 2007-04-09.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 42°47′N 87°46′W / 42.78°N 87.76°W / 42.78; -87.76


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