Eau Claire is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 69,421 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Eau Claire is the eighth largest community in Wisconsin.
When you are in Eau Claire, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.04% of Eau Claire’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Eau Claire is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eau Claire who work in management occupations (13.87%), sales jobs (10.03%), and food service (8.99%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Eau Claire spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.18 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Even though Eau Claire is not a small city, it doesn't have a public transportation system that anybody uses for their daily commute to work.
The citizens of Eau Claire are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.40% of adults in Eau Claire having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Eau Claire in 2018 was $32,430, which is upper middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $129,720 for a family of four. However, Eau Claire contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Eau Claire home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Eau Claire residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Eau Claire include German, Norwegian, Irish, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Eau Claire is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Miao/Hmong.