Eau Claire, WI Profile: Facts & Data


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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 69,167 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Eau Claire: Clearwater, Eauclaire.

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Eau Claire, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 69,167
Population in Households 64,470
Population in Familes 42,712
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,697
Population Density2 2,153
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $47,615
Average Household Income $64,456
Per Capita Income $26,595


Total Housing Units 29,564 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,413 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,662 (42.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,489 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $146,162
Average Home Value $171,388


Total Households 28,075
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 14,975
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.57% 0.62%
Households 0.55% 0.64%
Families 0.54% 0.5%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

Eau Claire, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eau Claire to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 Density # 59 93rd
Diversity Index # 166 79th
Median Household Income # 557 28th
Per Capita Income # 460 41st

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