Eau Claire is a tiny village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 602 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Eau Claire is the 530th largest community in Michigan.
Eau Claire is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Eau Claire is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eau Claire who work in office and administrative support (9.64%), management occupations (9.45%), and teaching (8.29%).
A relatively large number of people in Eau Claire telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.39% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Eau Claire is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Eau Claire’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
As is often the case in a small village, Eau Claire doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The overall education level of Eau Claire citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.06% of adults in Eau Claire have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Eau Claire in 2018 was $25,934, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,736 for a family of four. However, Eau Claire contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Eau Claire is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Eau Claire home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Eau Claire residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Eau Claire also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.07% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Eau Claire include German, English, Irish, French, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Eau Claire is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.