Eau Claire, Wisconsin 

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Population

69,087

+4.3% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

3.8%

Median Income

$43,295

Median Home Price

$222,800

Median Age

31.4

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.1 / 3.7

summer / winter


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Best Places to Live in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Small city - Northwest Wisconsin . August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Eau Claire, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
State: Wisconsin
County: Eau Claire County
Metro Area: Eau Claire Metro Area
City: Eau Claire
Zip Codes: 54703 54701
Cost of Living: -11.0% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 838 ft above sea level

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Eau Claire, Wi Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Pros
Attractive setting
Low crime
Healthcare
Cons
Harsh winters
Recent economic weakness
Low ethnic diversity

What Bert Has To Say About Eau Claire Metro Area

Eau Claire lies along I-94 about 60 miles east of the Minnesota border and Mississippi River and 80 miles east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A former logging town with more diversified industry today, Eau Claire is a gateway to wilderness and recreation areas to the north and northeast. The attractive town has older buildings and shady streets along a graceful bend in the Chippewa River. The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire adds about 10,000 students and some college town flavor. The outskirts, mostly above the valley, are quite spread out with a number of light manufacturing firms and retail developments mainly south and east of downtown.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Eau Claire is 3.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Eau Claire jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Eau Claire's cost of living is 11.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Eau Claire's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Eau Claire, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Eau Claire county remained strongly Democratic, 54.3% to 43.5%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Eau Claire's population is 69,087 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 4.3%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 16.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Eau Claire is Real Estate: $222,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.1%.

SCHOOLS
Eau Claire public schools spend $14,536 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.3 students per teacher in Eau Claire. More Education



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Housing Market in Eau Claire

It's a good time to buy in Eau Claire. Home Appreciation is up 14.1% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Eau Claire is $222,800.
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Reviews for Eau Claire   27 Reviews
Eau Claire ("Oh Clear" French for Clear Water) - 6/14/2020
I was born in Spokane, Washington but we moved to Eau Claire when I was no more than 2 years old, so you can bet that all I remember is Eau Claire and Chippewa. I went... Read More

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Progressive city for its size. - 4/3/2019
Progressive business for its... Read More

want to move there - 11/11/2015
I am considering moving there because summer in Denver CO metro area is too hot to me although it is dry. Eau Claire seems to be a best place to move but my most... Read More


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54703 54701

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