Eau Claire, WI

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2020 Population
68,720
0.782% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
32.2
1.58% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
15.5%
6.43% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$59,705
7.62% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$165,700
6.9% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
39,037
1.61% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Eau Claire, WI had a population of 68.7k people with a median age of 32.2 and a median household income of $59,705. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Eau Claire, WI grew from 68,187 to 68,720, a 0.782% increase and its median household income grew from $55,477 to $59,705, a 7.62% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Eau Claire, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.94%), White (Hispanic) (2.02%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.72%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.993%).

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.

98.4% of the residents in Eau Claire, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Eau Claire, WI are University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (3,019 degrees awarded in 2020) and Chippewa Valley Technical College (2,401 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Eau Claire, WI was $165,700, and the homeownership rate was 56.6%.

Most people in Eau Claire, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Eau Claire, WI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Eau Claire, WI is home to a population of 68.7k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.67% of Eau Claire, WI residents were born outside of the country (3.21k people).

In 2018, there were 18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (60.5k people) in Eau Claire, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.36k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.37k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2020 Citizenship
98.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.4% of Eau Claire, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Eau Claire, WI was 98.3%, 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)
    60.5k ± 509
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    3.36k ± 530
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.37k ± 306
2.44%
Hispanic Population
1.66k people

In 2018, there were 18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (60.5k people) in Eau Claire, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.36k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.37k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.44% of the people in Eau Claire, WI are hispanic (1.66k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    83,497 ± 7,043 people
  2. India
    23,435 ± 3,751 people
  3. China
    16,997 ± 3,196 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 83,497 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,435 and China with 16,997.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.67%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
3.21k people
4.46%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.04k people

As of 2020, 4.67% of Eau Claire, WI residents (3.21k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Eau Claire, WI was 4.46%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,097 ± 218
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    740 ± 219
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    405 ± 129

Eau Claire, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Eau Claire, WI employs 39k people. The largest industries in Eau Claire, WI are Retail Trade (6,345 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,285 people), and Manufacturing (4,834 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,533), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($60,950), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,971).

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,335. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

39k
2020 Value
± 1,570
1.61%
1 Year growth
± 5.44%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Eau Claire, WI grew at a rate of 1.61%, from 38.4k employees to 39k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Eau Claire, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,396 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,292 people), and Management Occupations (3,387 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

39k
2020 Value
± 1,570
1.61%
1 Year growth
± 5.44%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Eau Claire, WI grew at a rate of 1.61%, from 38.4k employees to 39k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Eau Claire, WI, are Retail Trade (6,345 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,285 people), and Manufacturing (4,834 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

$40,803
Median earning men ± $1,393
$25,333
Median earning women ± $1,320

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,481), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,779), and Public Administration ($50,968).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($45,647), Public Administration ($43,900), and Construction ($39,643).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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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. $42.6B
  2. $37.6B
  3. $37.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $42.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($37.6B) and Machinery ($37.1B).

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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$365B
2020 Value in Wisconsin
$615B
Projected 2050 Value in Wisconsin
68.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $365B. This is expected to increase 68.3% to $615B by 2050.

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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. $36.6B
  2. $18.2B
  3. $17.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $36.6B, followed by Minnesota with $18.2B and Michigan and $17.7B.

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

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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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In 2020, universities in Eau Claire, WI awarded 5,420 degrees. The student population of Eau Claire, WI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 7,470 male students and 10,914 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Eau Claire, WI are White (4,755 and 89.2%), followed by Asian (188 and 3.53%), Two or More Races (135 and 2.53%), and Hispanic or Latino (100 and 1.88%).

The largest universities in Eau Claire, WI by number of degrees awarded are University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (3,019 and 55.7%) and Chippewa Valley Technical College (2,401 and 44.3%).

The most popular majors in Eau Claire, WI are General Business Administration & Management (419 and 7.73%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (417 and 7.69%), and Registered Nursing (330 and 6.09%).

The median tuition cost in Eau Claire, WI for a public four year colleges is $7,361 for in-state students and $15,636 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Eau Claire, WI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 84.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 43.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 18,384 (40.6% men and 59.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 18,384 students enrolled in Eau Claire, WI, 40.6% men and 59.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 15,639 records, of which 59.9% were women and 40.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 181 degree-majors awarded
  2. 149 degree-majors awarded
  3. 135 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Eau Claire, WI was General Business Administration & Management with 181 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. 3,019 degrees awarded
  2. 2,401 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with 3,019 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 2,075 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Eau Claire, WI, which is 0.62 times less than the 3,345 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,755 degrees mean that there were 25.3 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 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,509) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($2,015) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.628% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.581% 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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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.39M), Some college (1.04M), and Bachelors Degree (875k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Eau Claire, WI was $165,700 in 2020, which is 0.721 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $155,000 to $165,700, a 6.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Eau Claire, WI is 56.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Eau Claire, WI have an average commute time of 16.2 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 $59,705. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Eau Claire, WI was Census Tract 16 with a value of $88,417, followed by Census Tract 5.02 and Census Tract 104, with respective values of $86,250 and $85,690.

Property

$165,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,628
$15,880
Median Property Taxes
±$879

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

56.6%
Homeownership
2020
60.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 56.6% of the housing units in Eau Claire, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 56.6%.

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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 104

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Eau Claire, WI was Census Tract 16 with a value of $88,417, followed by Census Tract 5.02 and Census Tract 104, with respective values of $86,250 and $85,690.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$59,705
Median Household Income
± $2,221
28k
Number of Households
± 1,219

In 2020, the median household income of the 28k households in Eau Claire, WI grew to $59,705 from the previous year's value of $55,477.

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.
0.445
2020 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.447
2019 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2020, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.445 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.51% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (6.91%)
  3. Carpooled (6.6%)

In 2020, 80.1% of workers in Eau Claire, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (6.91%) and those who carpooled to work (6.6%).

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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Commute Time

16.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Eau Claire, WI have a shorter commute time (16.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.39% 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

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Eau Claire, WI (10.1k out of 64.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. 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 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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92.8% of the population of Eau Claire, WI has health coverage, with 54.4% on employee plans, 13.1% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 1.01% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Wisconsin 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 798 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.48% decrease from the previous year (810 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 951 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 303 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Wisconsin, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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798 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Eau Claire County, WI

Primary care physicians in Eau Claire County, WI see an average of 798 patients per year. This represents a 1.48% decrease from the previous year (810 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Wisconsin across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.9% under 18 years, 33.1% between 18 and 34 years, 32.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.9% were men and 53.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.25%
Uninsured
54.4%
Employer Coverage
13.1%
Medicaid
10.5%
Medicare
13.7%
Non-Group
1.01%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Eau Claire, WI grew by 21.5% from 5.96% to 7.25%.

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