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  3. Housing
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Eau Claire County is located in Wisconsin with a population of 102,388. Eau Claire County is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Eau Claire County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Eau Claire County there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Eau Claire County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Eau Claire County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$156,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$787
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Eau Claire County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    112.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    42.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    58
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    515.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,056.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    116
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    17%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Eau Claire County

Eau Claire County Reviews

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There are plenty of great things to say about Eau Claire. For instance the community is very tight knit and everyone helps each other out. There is a large Hmong community which allows for more diverse restorants and food stores. Furthermore, Eau Claire has very cold winters with a lot of snow but also has very warm summers, meaning it’s a great place for water and snow sport lovers. It is also home to some of Wisconsin’s highest ranking academic schools, offering a wide array of advanced classes.
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Eau Claire county is to say the least, the most up-and-coming county in the state of wisconsin, especially for the young adult demographic. The main city of Eau Claire itself offers a wide range of education for children, communities that are warm and welcoming of all people, and a solid job market that is ever expanding.
My experience in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, has been an adventure with each new endeavor. I enjoy shopping, dining, socializing, and working in Eau Claire. I would like to see the housing programs immensely improve. It is extremely difficult to find good housing in Eau Claire and the cost of living is becoming incredibly outrageous for students, families, and individuals transferring work locations. The development of the city is coming along very nicely and the project plans to build the city have been essential to creating a safe, diverse, and worthwhile community.