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


The economy of Eau Claire, WI employs 37,127 people. The economy of Eau Claire, WI is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Retail trade; and Utilities, which employ respectively 1.86; 1.6; and 1.32 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Eau Claire, WI are Retail trade (6,919), Healthcare & Social Assistance (6,544), and Educational Services (4,392), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($38,068), Transportation & Warehousing ($37,624), and Finance & Insurance ($31,547).

Median household income in Eau Claire, WI is $43,541. Males in Eau Claire, WI have an average income that is 1.18 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,092. The income inequality of Eau Claire, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Eau Claire, WI. In Eau Claire County, WI the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 130 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,429. Milwaukee County, WI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Wisconsin.


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Eau Claire, WI is home to a population of 67,385 people, from which 98.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Eau Claire, WI is composed of 60,386 White residents (89.6%), 3,010 Asian residents (4.47%), 1,511 Hispanic residents (2.24%), 1,485 Two+ residents (2.2%), and 576 Black residents (0.85%). The most common foreign languages in Eau Claire, WI are Hmong (1,487 speakers), Spanish (865 speakers), and Chinese (377 speakers), but compared to other places, Eau Claire, WI has a relative high number of Hmong (1,487 speakers), German (321 speakers), and Scandinavian (30 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Eau Claire, WI awarded 4,569 degrees. The student population of Eau Claire, WI is skewed towards females, with 1,895 male students and 2,674 female students. Most students in Eau Claire, WI are White (4,074 and 89.2%), followed by Asian (128 and 2.8%), Unknown (97 and 2.12%), and Two or more races (77 and 1.69%). The largest universities in Eau Claire, WI by number of graduates are University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (2,465 and 54%), Chippewa Valley Technical College (2,038 and 44.6%), and Globe University-Eau Claire (66 and 1.44%). The most popular majors in Eau Claire, WI are Registered Nursing (173 and 3.79%), General Psychology (142 and 3.11%), and General Business Administration & Management (140 and 3.06%). The median tuition costs in Eau Claire, 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.



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The median property value in Eau Claire, WI is $139,900, which is 0.72 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $138,600 to $139,900, a 0.94% increase. The homeownership rate of Eau Claire, WI is 53%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Eau Claire, WI have an average commute time of 15.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Eau Claire, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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