Eau Claire County, WI

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Population

102,388

0.472% growth

Median Age

34.3


Median Household Income

$52,178

3.25% growth

Poverty Rate

14.5%


Number of Employees

55,778

0.934% growth

Median Property Value

$156,200

1.96% growth

About

In 2017, Eau Claire County, WI had a population of 102k people with a median age of 34.3 and a median household income of $52,178. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Eau Claire County, WI grew from 101,907 to 102,388, a 0.472% increase and its median household income grew from $50,538 to $52,178, a 3.25% increase.

The population of Eau Claire County, WI is 90.6% White Alone, 3.49% Asian Alone, and 2.33% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Eau Claire County, WI speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Eau Claire County, WI are University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (2,426 degrees awarded in 2016), Chippewa Valley Technical College (2,073 degrees), and Globe University-Eau Claire (52 degrees).

The median property value in Eau Claire County, WI is $156,200, and the homeownership rate is 62.9%. Most people in Eau Claire County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Eau Claire County, WI is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: The confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire Rivers in Eau Claire, WI.

Economy

The economy of Eau Claire County, WI employs 55.8k people. The largest industries in Eau Claire County, WI are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,867 people), Retail Trade (9,091 people), and Manufacturing (6,718 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,722), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,620), and Public Administration ($49,416).

Median household income in Eau Claire County, WI is $52,178. Males in Eau Claire County, WI have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,291. The income inequality in Eau Claire County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,178

2017 value

± $1,737

3.25%

1 Year Growth

± 4.51%

Households in Eau Claire County, WI have a median annual income of $52,178, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,538 in 2016, which represents a 3.25% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,348

Average Male Salary

± $1,322

$46,291

Average Female Salary

± $998

In 2017, full-time male employees in Wisconsin made 1.33 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $51,905 ± $6,236

  2. White

    $46,737 ± $788

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $43,959 ± $36,574

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wisconsin workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Eau Claire County, WI is from Wisconsin.

0.453

2017 Wage GINI

0.452

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.212% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Wisconsin across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 16

  2. Census Tract 5.02

  3. Census Tract 8.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Eau Claire County, WI was Census Tract 16 with a value of $76,418, followed by Census Tract 5.02 and Census Tract 8.02, with respective values of $67,611 and $66,932.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Eau Claire County, WI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Eau Claire County, WI (14.2k out of 98.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    12,123 ± 736

  2. Hispanic

    975 ± 222

  3. Two Or More

    756 ± 228

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

55.8k

2017 Value

± 1,603

0.934%

1 Year growth

± 4.04%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Eau Claire County, WI grew at a rate of 0.934%, from 55.3k employees to 55.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Eau Claire County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,599 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,227 people), and Management Occupations (4,183 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Eau Claire County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Eau Claire County, WI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,599 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,227 people), and Management Occupations (4,183 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Eau Claire County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.59 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.33 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.28 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Eau Claire County, WI, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($84,500), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($77,675), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,261).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

55.8k

2017 Value

± 1,603

0.934%

1 Year growth

± 4.04%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Eau Claire County, WI grew at a rate of 0.934%, from 55.3k employees to 55.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Eau Claire County, WI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,867 people), Retail Trade (9,091 people), and Manufacturing (6,718 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Eau Claire County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Eau Claire County, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Eau Claire County, WI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,867 people), Retail Trade (9,091 people), and Manufacturing (6,718 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Eau Claire County, WI has an unusually high number of Retail Trade (1.43 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.32 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Eau Claire County, WI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($54,722), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,620), and Public Administration ($49,416).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $37.5B

  2. $28B

  3. $26B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $37.5B, followed by Mixed freight ($28B) and Machinery ($26B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Wisconsin products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B

2015 Value

$493B

Projected 2045 Value

51.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 51.7% to $493B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Wisconsin trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.7B

  2. $28.3B

  3. $10.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $28.7B, followed by Minnesota with $28.3B and Michigan and $10.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Wisconsin shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92% of the population of Eau Claire County, WI has health coverage, with 54.8% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.07% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Eau Claire County, WI was $8,702 in 2014. This is a 6.26% increase from the previous year ($8,189).

Primary care physicians in Eau Claire County, WI see 779 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.3% increase from the previous year (769 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1107 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 366 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Adams County and Menominee County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.1%). Additionally, Menominee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

779 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Eau Claire County, WI see an average of 779 patients per year. This represents a 1.3% increase from the previous year (769 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Eau Claire County, WI in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,702

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,159

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,057

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,608

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Wisconsin (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.26%, from $8,189 to $8,702.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.97%

Uninsured

54.8%

Employer Coverage

12.5%

Medicaid

10.8%

Medicare

12.8%

Non-Group

1.07%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Eau Claire County, WI declined by 1.48% from 8.08% to 7.97%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Eau Claire County, WI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.1% prevalence

  2. 13.1% prevalence

  3. 12.4% prevalence

Adams County and Menominee County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin, at 13.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Eau Claire County, WI is home to a population of 102k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.55% of Eau Claire County, WI residents were born outside of the country (3.64k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Eau Claire County, WI is composed of 92.8k White Alone residents (90.6%), 3.57k Asian Alone residents (3.49%), 2.39k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.33%), 1.96k Two or More Races residents (1.91%), 805 Black or African American Alone residents (0.786%), 413 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.403%), 410 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.4%), and 48 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0469%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Eau Claire County, WI are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Eau Claire County, WI was 34.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Eau Claire County, WI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Eau Claire County, WI residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.55%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.64k people

3.32%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.38k people

As of 2017, 3.55% of Eau Claire County, WI residents (3.64k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Eau Claire County, WI was 3.32%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    89,715 ± 7,296 people

  2. India

    23,224 ± 3,734 people

  3. Laos

    17,104 ± 3,206 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 89,715 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,224 and Laos with 17,104.

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Citizenship

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Eau Claire County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Eau Claire County, WI was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    92.8k ± 28

  2. Asian Alone

    3.57k ± 312

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.39k ± 302

In 2017, there were 26 times more White Alone residents (92.8k people) in Eau Claire County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.57k Asian Alone and 2.39k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Eau Claire County, WI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Eau Claire County, WI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Eau Claire County, WI was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Eau Claire County, WI are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,099 ± 214

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    992 ± 238

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    625 ± 161

Eau Claire County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Eau Claire County, WI awarded 4,581 degrees. The student population of Eau Claire County, WI is skewed towards women, with 7,162 male students and 10,219 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Eau Claire County, WI are White (4,113 and 90.9%), followed by Asian (121 and 2.67%), Two or More Races (86 and 1.9%), and Unknown (70 and 1.55%).

The largest universities in Eau Claire County, WI by number of degrees awarded are University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (2,426 and 53%), Chippewa Valley Technical College (2,073 and 45.3%), and Globe University-Eau Claire (52 and 1.14%).

The most popular majors in Eau Claire County, WI are Registered Nursing (328 and 7.16%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (327 and 7.14%), and General Business Administration & Management (288 and 6.29%).

The median tuition costs in Eau Claire County, WI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,361 and $14,934 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 144 degrees awarded

  2. 163 degrees awarded

  3. 146 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Eau Claire County, WI was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 144 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,426 degrees awarded

  2. 2,073 degrees awarded

  3. 52 degrees awarded

$7,361

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Eau Claire County, WI institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with 2,426 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,941

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,640

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,941 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Eau Claire County, WI, which is 0.735 times less than the 2,640 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Eau Claire County, WI by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,113 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    121 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    86 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Eau Claire County, WI were to White students. These 4,113 degrees mean that there were 34 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 121 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Eau Claire County, WI was $156,200 in 2017, which is 0.718 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $153,200 to $156,200, a 1.96% increase. The homeownership rate in Eau Claire County, WI is 62.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Eau Claire County, WI have an average commute time of 17.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Eau Claire County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$52,178

Median Household Income

± $1,737

40.5k

Number of Households

± 1,232

In 2017, the median household income of the 40.5k households in Eau Claire County, WI grew to $52,178 from the previous year's value of $50,538.

The following chart displays the households in Eau Claire County, 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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Housing

Property Value

$156,200

2017 Median

± $3,027

$153,200

2016 Median

± $2,612

In 2017, the median property value in Eau Claire County, WI grew to to $156,200 from the previous year's value of $153,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Eau Claire County, WI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Eau Claire County, WI the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Eau Claire County, WI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Eau Claire County, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

62.9%

2017 Homeownership

62.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.9% of the housing units in Eau Claire County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Eau Claire County, WI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Eau Claire County, 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 County, WI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

17.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Eau Claire County, WI have a shorter commute time (17.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.86% of the workforce in Eau Claire County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80%

  2. Carpooled

    8.15%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.98%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Eau Claire County, WI was Drove Alone (80%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.15%) and those who Worked At Home (5.98%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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