Also See: Eau Claire, WI ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps
The City of Eau Claire is the 8th largest city in Wisconsin with a population of 70,443 as of July 1, 2021. 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 44.8113 and longitude -91.4985 in Eau Claire County. The formal boundaries for the City of Eau Claire 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 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.
|Total Population||70,443 (100%)|
|Population in Households||66,194 (94.0%)|
|Population in Families||43,995 (62.5%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||4,249 ( 6.0%)|
|Median Household Income||$57,420|
|Average Household Income||$72,551|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||13%|
|Per Capita Income||$29,795|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||30,665 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||16,781 (54.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||12,247 (39.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,637 ( 5.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$175,577|
|Average Home Value||$201,299|
|Housing Affordability Index3||161|
|Average Household Size||2.28|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.73%|
|Per Capita Income||2.21%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.99%|
The table below compares Eau Claire to the other 778 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 8||99th|
|Population Density||# 54||93rd|
|Median Household Income||# 451||42nd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 236||30th|
|Per Capita Income||# 456||42nd|
|Diversity Index||# 171||78th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.