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-- Michael B. Hancock, Mayor of Denvor, in a message to the All-America Cities


Population

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 estimates retrieved in 2018
Census Year Eau Claire City Eau Claire County Eau Claire MSA
1990 56,856 85,183 137,543
2000 61,704 93,736 164,570
2010 65,883 98,736 164,570
2017 Estimate 67,945 102,388 166,614

Population Breakdown

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 American Community Survey Demographic and Housing Estimates  retrieved in 2018

National Wisconsin Eau Claire County Eau Claire City
Total Population 321 M 5.76 M 102,388 67,945
Male 49.2% 49.7% 49.2% 48.6%
Female 50.8% 50.3% 50.8% 51.4%
Median Age 37.8 39.2 34.3 31.4
under 18 years 22.9% 22.5% 20.5% 18.9%
16 years & over 79.7% 80.1% 81.8% 83.1%
18 years and over 77.1% 77.5% 81.8% 81.1%
21 years & over 72.9% 73.4% 79.5% 72%
65 years & over 14.9% 15.6% 14.4% 13.1%

Race alone or in combination with one or more other races
White 75.7% 88% 94.5% 93%
Black or African American 13.9% 7.4% 1.8% 2%
American Indian & Alaska Native 1.7% 1.6% 1% .9%
Asian 6.3% 3.1% 4.1% 5.4%
Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander .4% .1% .5% .6%
Some Other Race 5.4% 2.2% .4% .3%


Median Family Income Distribution

Source: United States Census Bureau, 2017 (figures rounded up to the closest whole number)
National Wisconsin Eau Claire County Eau Claire City
< $10,000 7% 3% 6% 6%
$10,000 - $14,999 5% 3% 7% 8%
$15,000 - $24,999 10% 6% 12% 13%
$25,000 - $34,999 10% 8% 11% 14%
$35,000 - $49,999 13% 13% 14% 15%
$50,000 - $74,999 18% 21% 20% 19%
$75,000 - $99,999 12% 17% 125 12%
$100,000 - $144,999 14% 18% 13% 12%
$150,000 - $199.999 5% 6% 3% 2%
$200,000 < 6% 5% 3% 2%
Median Family Income $55,322 $69,925 $50,538 $45,403
Mean Family Income $77,866 $85,975 $65,548 $58,498

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Making Headlines 

The Eau Claire area is consistently recognized nationally for our high quality of life and the ability for businesses to thrive. Below are just some of the accolades that we have recently received: