Eau Claire, WI
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Eau Claire is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 68,587 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Eau Claire is the ninth largest community in Wisconsin.

Unlike some cities, Eau Claire isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Eau Claire are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Eau Claire is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eau Claire who work in office and administrative support (13.41%), sales jobs (11.87%), and food service (7.94%).

Also of interest is that Eau Claire has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Eau Claire is a college town. There are a lot of students in Eau Claire attending college, and as a result Eau Claire provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Not only is Eau Claire a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Eau Claire is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Eau Claire a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.67 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Eau Claire citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.74% of adults in Eau Claire have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Eau Claire in 2010 was $25,908, which is middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $103,632 for a family of four. However, Eau Claire contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Eau Claire include German, Norwegian, Irish, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Eau Claire is English. Other important languages spoken here include Miao/Hmong and Spanish.