Racine is located at 42°43'33" North, 87°46'56" West (42.726111, -87.782500).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.67 mi2 (48.35 km2). 15.54 mi2 (40.25 km2) of it is land and 3.13 mi2 (8.11 km2) of it is covered by water. The total area is 16.77% water.
Racine is located in the Central Standard Time (CST) timezone, GMT-06:00. It observes Daylight Saving Time (DST).