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Eau Claire is a city in Eau Claire County. (The community straddles Eau Claire and Chippewa counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from French for "clear water."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Eau Claire. For links to other places called Eau Claire, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Eau Claire is 44.811N. The longitude is -91.498W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 787 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 62,496.


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Median household income
Local
$36,399
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Eau Claire demographic reports
Eau Claire is at the junction of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers.
Former and merged names include:
· Clearwater
19th-century lumber town
Public transportation: Eau Claire Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Eau Claire County Fair - July 25-29, 2007
  • Festival In the Pines - Aug. 25-26, 2007
  • International Fall Festival - Sept. 15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Eau Claire web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Chippewa Valley Symphony
Nearby parks & recreation: Chippewa River State Trail, Buffalo River State Trail
Eau Claire attractions: Paul Bunyan Logging Camp
Historic sites and museums: Chippewa Valley Museum, James Newman Clark Bird Museum
Colleges and universities: University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 58

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Ancestry & family history

33% of Eau Claire residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Eau Claire ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Eau Claire was $18,230, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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29% of Eau Claire residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Eau Claire include Emery Street Bungalow District, Randall Park Historic District, Third Ward Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Eau Claire, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $412.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $896.


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Libraries in Eau Claire include L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Eau Claire include Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

TV stations in Eau Claire include WEAU, WQOW.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WUEC.

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Eau Claire County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Eau Claire political report.

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The average commute time for Eau Claire workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Eau Claire between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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