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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 68,573 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Eau Claire: Clearwater, Eauclaire.

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Eau Claire, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 68,573
Daytime Population: Workers 44,897
Daytime Population: Residents 31,139
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 76,036
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 64,021
Population in Familes 42,912
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,552
Population Density2 2,135
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $47,294
Average Household Income $62,666
Per Capita Income $25,989


Total Housing Units 29,327 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,999 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,970 (44.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,358 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $144,589
Average Home Value $166,691


Total Households 27,969
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 14,993
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.53% 0.57%
Households 0.57% 0.6%
Families 0.63% 0.48%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

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, 2017 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 # 57 93rd
Diversity Index # 168 78th
Median Household Income # 543 30th
Per Capita Income # 473 39th

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