Eau Claire is a tiny village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 618 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Eau Claire is the 530th largest community in Michigan.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Eau Claire is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.51% of the Eau Claire workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Eau Claire is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Eau Claire who work in office and administrative support (12.70%), sales jobs (11.51%), and food service (7.94%).
It is a fairly quiet village because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Eau Claire has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Eau Claire has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Eau Claire than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Eau Claire may be for you.
Being a small village, Eau Claire does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Eau Claire, just 11.00% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Eau Claire in 2010 was $15,087, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,348 for a family of four.
Eau Claire is a somewhat 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 Native 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 33.04% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Eau Claire include Irish, Dutch, European, and English.
The most common language spoken in Eau Claire is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.