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 68,339 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 (14.17%), sales jobs (12.72%), and food service (7.66%).

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.

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 17.52 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The overall education level of Eau Claire citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.84% 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 2010 was $24,660, which is middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,640 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 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.