Eau Claire, Wisconsin Population 2020

69,506

Eau Claire is a city located in Wisconsin. With a 2020 population of 69,506, it is the 8th largest city in Wisconsin and the 536th largest city in the United States. Eau Claire is currently growing at a rate of 0.46% annually and its population has increased by 5.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 65,883 in 2010. Spanning over 35 miles, Eau Claire has a population density of 2,126 people per square mile.

The average household income in Eau Claire is $65,292 with a poverty rate of 17.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $815 per month, and the median house value is $146,200. The median age in Eau Claire is 31.3 years, 30.8 years for males, and 31.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.1 males.

Eau Claire Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Eau Claire was:

  • White: 90.91%
  • Asian: 4.96%
  • Two or more races: 1.86%
  • Black or African American: 1.07%
  • Native American: 0.59%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.52%
  • Other race: 0.09%
The current population of Eau Claire, Wisconsin is 69,506, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 68,866.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 65,883.

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020171,1351,2330.72%
2019169,9021,2330.73%
2018168,6691,2330.73%
2017167,4369690.58%
2016166,4679320.56%
2015165,5355130.31%
2014165,0222040.12%
2013164,8189410.57%
2012163,8771,0090.62%
2011162,8681,2140.75%
2010161,6540.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White61,89690.91%
Asian3,3744.96%
Two or More Races1,2671.86%
Black or African American7291.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native4050.59%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3520.52%
Some Other Race630.09%

Eau Claire Population Pyramid 2020

Eau Claire Median Age

31.3


Total

30.8


Male

31.6


Female

Eau Claire Adults

There are 55,349 adults, (9,147 of whom are seniors) in Eau Claire.

Eau Claire Age Dependency

47.4

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Eau Claire Sex Ratio

Female

34,896

51.25%

Male

33,190

48.75%

Eau Claire Households and Families

Eau Claire Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Eau Claire Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.7%19.3%
All54.8%45.2%
Male48.1%51.9%
Female44.6%55.4%
Non Family35.9%64.1%

54.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All27,4952.3354.8
Non Family13,3131.5435.9
Married10,8913.180.7
Female2,1742.9944.6
Male1,1173.0548.1

2.98

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

7.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Eau Claire Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0322.54%
9th to 12th Grade1,4513.57%
High School Graduate9,60023.64%
Some College8,98422.13%
Associates Degree5,87314.46%
Bachelors Degree8,98022.12%
Graduate Degree4,68511.54%

Eau Claire Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White37,27435,63912,800
Asian1,7131,183502
Hispanic630434164
Black36227875
Multiple Races340320135
Native American20016917
Islander181181
Other Race3423

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 39.71%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,370$42,096$31,953
Less Than High School$21,375$23,448$19,242
High School Grad$28,842$33,042$25,446
Some College$35,068$40,657$30,095
Bachelors Degree$45,943$51,601$42,075
Graduate Degree$56,506$66,540$51,238

$37,370

Average Earnings

$42,096

Average Male

$31,953

Average Female

Eau Claire Language

Eau Claire Language by Age

Eau Claire Language

92.53% of Eau Claire residents speak only English, while 7.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.59% of the population.

Eau Claire Poverty

Eau Claire Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White57,3108,78915.34%
Asian3,18772522.75%
Hispanic1,50964642.81%
Multiple1,15238333.25%
Native39231179.34%
Black63627042.45%
Islander3074514.66%
Other5711.75%

17.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.70%

Male Poverty Rate

18.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Eau Claire

The race most likely to be in poverty in Eau Claire is Native, with 79.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Eau Claire is Other, with 1.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.80%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.95%
High School9.66%
Some College9.21%
Bachelors or Greater2.64%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed56.84%
Male Unemployed45.40%
Female Employed17.38%
Male Employed12.67%

Eau Claire Income

Eau Claire Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,940$65,292
Families$73,313$85,344
Married Families$84,617-
Non Families$32,015$41,553

Eau Claire Marital Status

Eau Claire Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.7%

Male Marriage Rate

37.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Eau Claire Married by Age and Sex

Eau Claire Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Eau Claire Marital Status by Race

Eau Claire Veterans

3,668

Number of Veterans

3,343

Male Veterans

325

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,290
Second Gulf War719
First Gulf War627
Korea260
World War II159
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,5506.95%
Indian6019.80%
Hispanic222.01%
Other2255.00%
Black223.70%
Asian140.58%

$Eau Claire Veterans by Education

9.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Eau Claire Employment Status

70.6%

Labor Force Participation

67.7%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Eau Claire Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

69.01%

Born in Wisconsin

95.55%

Native Born

4.45%

Foreign Born

1.96%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.55% of Eau Claire residents were born in the United States, with 69.01% having been born in Wisconsin. 1.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202069,5063200.46%
201969,1863200.46%
201868,8662700.39%
201768,5963200.47%
201668,2765110.75%
201567,765180.03%
201467,747-146-0.22%
201367,8935550.82%
201267,3385010.75%
201166,8375400.81%
201066,2974,5930.72%
200061,7044,8480.82%
199056,8565,3470.99%
198051,5096,8901.45%
197044,6196,6321.62%
196037,9871,9290.52%
195036,0585,3131.61%
194030,7454,4581.58%
193026,2875,3812.32%
192020,9062,5961.33%
191018,3107930.44%
190017,5171020.06%
189017,4157,2965.58%
188010,1190.00%