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Eau Claire, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Eau Claire is the 8th largest city in Wisconsin with a population of 66,733 as of July 1, 2015. Eau Claire ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Eau Claire is located at latitude 44.8197 and longitude -91.4949 in Eau Claire County. The formal boundaries for the City of Eau Claire (see map below) encompass a land area of 32.12 sq. miles and a water area of 2.1 sq. miles. Eau Claire County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 787 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Eau Claire are located in Eau Claire County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Chippewa County.

The City of Eau Claire (GNIS ID: 1583124) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Eau Claire population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Eau Claire: Clearwater, Eauclaire.

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Eau Claire, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 66,733
Population in Households 62,146
Population in Familes 41,866
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,587
Population Density1 2,083
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 27,534
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 14,791
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 28,869 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,125 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,409 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,335 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $161,688
Average Home Value $183,598


Median Household Income $41,703
Average Household Income $55,598
Per Capita Income $23,338
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% 0.47%
Households 0.51% 0.6%
Families 0.65% 0.46%
Median Household Income   3.45%
Per Capita Income   2.79%
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.

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Eau Claire, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eau Claire to the other 773 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 8 99th
Population Density1 # 60 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 174 78th
Median Household Income # 601 22nd
Per Capita Income # 501 35th

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