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Racine, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Racine Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Boone County at latitude 38.1397 and longitude -81.6535. Boone County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 686 feet.

The formal official name is the Racine Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Racine, West Virginia.

The U5 Census Class Code for Racine indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Racine Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Racine: Mouth of Short Creek.

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Racine, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 264
Population in Households 264
Population in Familes 222
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 552
Diversity Index2 2


Total Households 115
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 81
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 93 (73.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $97,656
Average Home Value $133,602


Median Household Income $41,782
Average Household Income $51,828
Per Capita Income $20,297
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.73% 0.08%
Households 0.84% 0.17%
Families 3.49% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.38%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Racine, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Racine to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 323 20th
Population Density1 # 249 38th
Diversity Index2 # 383 5th
Median Household Income # 92 77th
Per Capita Income # 199 51st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.