Eau Claire, WisconsinEau Claire
is a city located in Wisconsin
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 61,704. It is the county seat
of Eau Claire County6
Geography\nEau Claire is located at 44°48'53" North, 91°29'34" West (44.814627, -91.492677)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 83.8 km²
). 78.4 km² (30.3 mi²) of it is land and 5.4 km² (2.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 6.46% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census1
, there are 61,704 people, 24,016 households, and 13,569 families residing in the city. The population density
is 786.8/km² (2,037.8/mi²). There are 24,895 housing units at an average density of 317.4/km² (822.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 93.44% White, 0.70% African American
, 0.55% Native American
, 3.66% Asian
, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 24,016 households out of which 27.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% are married couples living together, 9.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 43.5% are non-families. 30.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 2.99.
In the city the population is spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 22.1% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 29 years. For every 100 females there are 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $36,399, and the median income for a family is $49,320. Males have a median income of $32,503 versus $23,418 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,230. 13.6% of the population and 5.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 10.4% are under the age of 18 and 7.4% are 65 or older.