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Eau Claire, WI Real Estate Market

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2022. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Eau Claire, WI Housing Market Trends

With 69,421 people, 873 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $233,578, Eau Claire real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Eau Claire, accounting for 75.83% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Eau Claire include row houses and other attached homes ( 16.49%), mobile homes or trailers ( 6.07%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 1.60%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Eau Claire. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 78.77% of Eau Claire's homes, and 72.16% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Eau Claire built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Eau Claire built between 1940-1969 ( 34.25%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 17.53%). There's also some housing in Eau Claire built before 1939 ( 3.32%).

Eau Claire Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Eau Claire have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 63.74%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Eau Claire house appreciation rate of 5.05%.

Over the last year, Eau Claire appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Eau Claire's appreciation rate has been 13.82%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Eau Claire were at 0.79%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 3.22%.

Notably, Eau Claire's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Wisconsin, our data show that Eau Claire's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 50% of the other cities and towns in Wisconsin.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Eau Claire differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Eau Claire - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Eau Claire real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$233,578

Eau Claire, WI HOME PRICES

> $1,297,000
$973,001 - $1,297,000
$649,001 - $973,000
$519,001 - $649,000
$389,001 - $519,000
$259,001 - $389,000
$130,001 - $259,000
$65,001 - $130,000
$0 - $65,000
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
1.0%
1.0%
3.0%
3.0%
6.7%
6.7%
23.4%
23.4%
53.4%
53.4%
8.1%
8.1%
3.7%
3.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES
Value Relative To State

Average for Nation

Average for WI

Value Relative To Nation

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
873

Eau Claire Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
WI*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2021 Q4 - 2022 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2021 Q1 - 2022 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2020 Q1 - 2022 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2017 Q1 - 2022 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2022 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2022 Q1
96.46% 3.08%
8
5
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$1,085 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
Renters
Vacant
78.8%
78.8%
21.2%
21.2%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
1970 - 1999
1940 - 1969
1939 or Older
17.5%
17.5%
44.9%
44.9%
34.2%
34.2%
3.3%
3.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
Townhomes
Small Apt. Buildings
Apt. Complexes
Mobile Homes
Other
75.8%
75.8%
16.5%
16.5%
1.6%
1.6%
0.0%
0.0%
6.1%
6.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
4 Bedrooms
5 or more bedrooms
0.0%
0.0%
1.8%
1.8%
25.2%
25.2%
54.5%
54.5%
17.6%
17.6%
0.8%
0.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES