About Racine, Wisconsin
Racine is a city in and the county seat of Racine County. It is located on Lake Michigan’s shore at the root river’s mouth. Racine is situated 22 miles (35 km) south of Milwaukee and approximately 60 miles (100 km) north of Chicago. It is the principal city of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Racine metropolitan area (consisting only of Racine County). The Racine metro area is, in turn, counted as part of the Milwaukee combined statistical area. As of the 2020 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 77,816, making it the 5th largest city in Wisconsin.
Racine is the headquarters of several industries, including J. I. Case heavy equipment, S. C. Johnson & Son cleaning and chemical products, Dremel Corporation, Reliance Controls Corporation time controls, transfer switches, Twin Disc, and Arthur B. Modine heat exchangers. Racine is also home to InSinkErator, manufacturers of the first garbage disposal.
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