Racine County’s total population increased over the last 20 years from 188,831 to 197,727. However, the City of Racine’s population decreased from around 82,000 to 78,000.
The county’s population would be declining if not for growth in communities of color. Of particular note, Racine County’s Hispanic or Latino population has nearly doubled since 2000. And in 2020, the City of Racine was 46% White, 23% Black or African American, and 24% Hispanic or Latino.
Given these demographic trends, communities of color are increasingly important to the future of Racine County.