Racine is a city in and the county seat of Racine County, Wisconsin, United States. It is located on the shore of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Root River. Racine is situated 22 miles south of Milwaukee and approximately 70 miles north of Chicago. It is the principal city of the US Census Bureau's Racine metropolitan area. The Racine metropolitan area is, in turn, counted as part of the Milwaukee combined statistical area. The city is the fifth-largest city in Wisconsin. Its median home price of $103,625 makes it one of the most affordable cities in Wisconsin to buy a home. In January 2017, it was rated "the most affordable place to live in the world" by the Demographia International Housing Affordability survey.
Racine is the headquarters of a number of industries, including J. I. Case heavy equipment, S. C. Johnson & Son cleaning and chemical products, Dremel Corporation, Reliance Controls Corporation time controls and transfer switches, Twin Disc, and Arthur B. Modine heat exchangers. The Mitchell & Lewis Company, a wagon-maker in the 19th century, began making motorcycles and automobiles as Mitchell-Lewis Motor Company at the start of the 20th century. Racine is also home to InSinkErator, manufacturers of the first garbage disposal. Prominent architects in Racine's history include A. Arthur Guilbert and Edmund Bailey Funston, and the city is home to several works by Frank Lloyd Wright. It has several immigrant communities, and is among the most diverse cities in Wisconsin.
Racine has a population of over 78,860 people. Racine also forms part of the wider Racine metropolitan area which has a population of over 196,311 people.
Racine's sister cities are: Aalborg, Denmark • Montélimar, France • Ōiso, Japan • Zapotlanejo, Mexico • Fortaleza, Brazil.