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Racine: Introduction
Racine: Geography and Climate
Racine: History
Racine: Population Profile
Racine: Municipal Government
Racine: Economy
Racine: Education and Research
Racine: Health Care
Racine: Recreation
Racine: Convention Facilities
Racine: Transportation
Racine: Communications


The City in Brief

Founded: 1834 (incorporated 1848)

Head Official: Mayor Gary Becker (since April 2003)

City Population

1980: 85,725

1990: 84,298

2000: 81,855

2003 estimate: 80,266

Percent change, 1990–2000: -3.0%

U.S. rank in 1990: 248th

U.S. rank in 2000: 356th (State rank: 5th)

Metropolitan Area Population

1990: 175,034

2000: 188,831

Percent change, 1990–2000: 7.9%

U.S. rank in 1980: 23rd

U.S. rank in 1990: Not reported

U.S. rank in 2000: 26th (CMSA)

Area: 16 square miles (2000)

Elevation: 620 feet above sea level

Average Annual Temperature: 47.2° F

Average Annual Precipitation: 35.3 inches

Major Economic Sectors: Manufacturing, services, trade

Unemployment Rate: 6.6% (March 2005)

Per Capita Income: $17,705 (2000)

2004 ACCRA Average House Price: Not reported

2004 ACCRA Cost of Living Index: Not reported

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 3,736.2

Major Colleges and University University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Gateway Technical College

Daily Newspaper: Journal Times