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Racine, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Racine Census Designated Place had a population of 238 as of July 1, 2017. Racine ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Racine is located at latitude 38.1397 and longitude -81.6535 in Boone County. 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. Boone County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 686 feet.

The Racine Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586871) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Racine Census Designated Place is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Boone County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Racine population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Racine: Mouth of Short Creek.

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Racine, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 238
Daytime Population: Workers 193
Daytime Population: Residents 154
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 347
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.46
Population in Households 238
Population in Familes 200
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 497
Diversity Index3 2


Median Household Income $46,367
Average Household Income $59,332
Per Capita Income $23,026


Total Housing Units 119 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $71,875
Average Home Value $94,277


Total Households 103
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 72
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.0% -1.03%
Households -1.03% -1.19%
Families 0.39% -1.14%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

Racine, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Racine to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 327 20th
Population Density # 262 36th
Diversity Index # 401 1st
Median Household Income # 80 80th
Per Capita Income # 144 65th

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