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Eau Claire, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Eau Claire is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Eau Claire County at latitude 44.8197 and longitude -91.4949. Eau Claire County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 787 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Eau Claire, but most people and references simply refer to it as Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

The P1 Census Class Code for Eau Claire indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Eau Claire: Clearwater, Eauclaire.

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Eau Claire, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 66,530
Population in Households 61,951
Population in Familes 41,735
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,579
Population Density1 2,076
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 27,401
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 14,735
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 28,734 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,155 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,246 (42.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,333 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $135,359
Average Home Value $155,445


Median Household Income $42,370
Average Household Income $55,729
Per Capita Income $23,353
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.23% 0.47%
Households 0.52% 0.62%
Families 0.72% 0.47%
Median Household Income   3.19%
Per Capita Income   3.38%
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.

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, 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 # 8 99th
Population Density1 # 60 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 178 77th
Median Household Income # 561 28th
Per Capita Income # 459 41st

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