Eau Claire is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 69,737 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Eau Claire is the eighth largest community in Wisconsin.
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.62% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Eau Claire, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Eau Claire provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
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, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Eau Claire a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Eau Claire spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.58 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
In terms of college education, Eau Claire is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.60% of adults in Eau Claire have a college degree.
The per capita income in Eau Claire in 2018 was $33,142, which is middle income relative to Wisconsin, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,568 for a family of four. However, Eau Claire contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Eau Claire is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Eau Claire is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.