Eau Claire, WI

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
171,951
0.507% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.7
0.266% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.3%
2.76% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$70,009
9.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$222,600
16.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
91,031
1.04% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Eau Claire, WI had a population of 172k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $70,009. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Eau Claire, WI grew from 171,083 to 171,951, a 0.507% increase and its median household income grew from $64,112 to $70,009, a 9.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Eau Claire, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.07%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.62%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.28%), and White (Hispanic) (0.981%).

None of the households in Eau Claire, WI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in Eau Claire, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Eau Claire, WI are University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (3,030 degrees awarded in 2022), Chippewa Valley Technical College (2,576 degrees), and The Professional Hair Design Academy (41 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Eau Claire, WI was $222,600, and the homeownership rate was 67.5%.

Most people in Eau Claire, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Eau Claire, WI was 2 cars per household.

Eau Claire, WI borders Menomonie, WI.

Population & Diversity

Eau Claire, WI is home to a population of 172k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.72% of Eau Claire, WI residents were born outside of the country (4.68k people).

In 2022, there were 29.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (155k people) in Eau Claire, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.27k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 4.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Eau Claire, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Eau Claire, WI was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Eau Claire, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    155k ± 348
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    5.27k ± 387
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.5k ± 582
2.44%
Hispanic Population
4.2k people

In 2022, there were 29.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (155k people) in Eau Claire, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.27k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 4.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.44% of the people in Eau Claire, WI are hispanic (4.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Eau Claire, WI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,791 ± 7,097 people
  2. India
    23,051 ± 3,720 people
  3. China
    15,381 ± 3,041 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 84,791 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,051 and China with 15,381.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.72%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.68k people
2.93%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.01k people

As of 2022, 2.72% of Eau Claire, WI residents (4.68k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Eau Claire, WI was 2.93%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,623 ± 351
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,687 ± 283
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,124 ± 199

Eau Claire, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Eau Claire, WI employs 91k people. The largest industries in Eau Claire, WI are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,810 people), Manufacturing (13,746 people), and Retail Trade (13,641 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($79,583), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,574), and Public Administration ($55,018).

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,062. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

91k
2022 Value
± 2,210
1.04%
1 Year growth
± 3.36%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Eau Claire, WI grew at a rate of 1.04%, from 90.1k employees to 91k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Eau Claire, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,923 people), Management Occupations (9,440 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (8,742 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Eau Claire, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

91k
2022 Value
± 2,210
1.04%
1 Year growth
± 3.36%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Eau Claire, WI grew at a rate of 1.04%, from 90.1k employees to 91k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Eau Claire, WI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,810 people), Manufacturing (13,746 people), and Retail Trade (13,641 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Eau Claire, WI, though some of these residents may live in Eau Claire, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,685
Median earning men ± $1,784
$33,526
Median earning women ± $821

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,466), Public Administration ($61,364), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,236).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($47,049), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,486), and Construction ($42,644).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.95M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 1.6% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Wisconsin.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,521
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 991
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 915
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wisconsin went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.17%).

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing the state of Wisconsin. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Wisconsin

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Ron Johnson
Senator from Wisconsin3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tammy Baldwin
Senator from Wisconsin1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing Wisconsin.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Wisconsin over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Wisconsin

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Wisconsin have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Eau Claire, WI awarded 5,647 degrees. The student population of Eau Claire, WI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 7,807 male students and 10,727 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Eau Claire, WI are White (4,932 and 88.6%), followed by Asian (188 and 3.38%), Two or More Races (139 and 2.5%), and Hispanic or Latino (121 and 2.17%).

The largest universities in Eau Claire, WI by number of degrees awarded are University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (3,030 and 53.7%), Chippewa Valley Technical College (2,576 and 45.6%), and The Professional Hair Design Academy (41 and 0.726%).

The most popular majors in Eau Claire, WI are General Business Administration & Management (555 and 9.83%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (359 and 6.36%), and Registered Nursing (320 and 5.67%).

The median tuition cost in Eau Claire, WI for a public four year colleges is $7,361 for in-state students and $16,074 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Eau Claire, WI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 76.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 26.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 18,534 (42.1% men and 57.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 18,534 students enrolled in Eau Claire, WI, 42.1% men and 57.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 15,642 records, of which 58.7% were women and 41.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 145 degrees awarded
  2. 175 degrees awarded
  3. 162 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Eau Claire, WI was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 145 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Eau Claire, WI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,030 degrees awarded
  2. 2,576 degrees awarded
  3. 41 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with 3,030 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,211 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Eau Claire, WI, which is 0.643 times less than the 3,436 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,932 degrees mean that there were 26.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 188 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,361) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,553) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,939) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.697% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.597% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.02M), and Bachelors Degree (921k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Eau Claire, WI was $222,600 in 2022, which is 0.79 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $190,500 to $222,600, a 16.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Eau Claire, WI is 67.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Eau Claire, WI have an average commute time of 19.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Eau Claire, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Eau Claire, WI is $70,009. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Eau Claire, WI was Waukesha County, WI with a value of $101,639, followed by St. Croix County, WI and Ozaukee County, WI, with respective values of $97,950 and $92,258.

Property

$222,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,767
$46,412
Median Property Taxes
±$1,376

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Eau Claire, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

67.5%
Homeownership
2022
64.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.5% of the housing units in Eau Claire, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Eau Claire, WI was Waukesha County, WI with a value of $101,639, followed by St. Croix County, WI and Ozaukee County, WI, with respective values of $97,950 and $92,258.

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Household Income

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$70,009
Median Household Income
± $1,727
68.8k
Number of Households
± 1,909

In 2022, the median household income of the 68.8k households in Eau Claire, WI grew to $70,009 from the previous year's value of $64,112.

The following chart displays the households in Eau Claire, WI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Eau Claire, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.443
2022 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.443
2021 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2022, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.043% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.87%)
  3. Carpooled (7.27%)

In 2022, 78.2% of workers in Eau Claire, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.87%) and those who carpooled to work (7.27%).

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Commute Time

19.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Eau Claire, WI have a shorter commute time (19.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.76% of the workforce in Eau Claire, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Eau Claire, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Eau Claire, WI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Eau Claire, WI (18.6k out of 165k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Eau Claire, WI is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.1% of the population of Eau Claire, WI has health coverage, with 52.5% on employee plans, 13.9% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 1.22% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wisconsin see 1255 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.947% decrease from the previous year (1267 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1395 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 441 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,255 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wisconsin

Primary care physicians in Wisconsin see an average of 1,255 patients per year. This represents a 0.947% decrease from the previous year (1,267 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wisconsin in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23% under 18 years, 23.3% between 18 and 34 years, 36.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.85%
Uninsured
52.5%
Employer Coverage
13.9%
Medicaid
12.5%
Medicare
14%
Non-Group
1.22%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Eau Claire, WI declined by 5.8% from 6.21% to 5.85%.

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