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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Eau Claire is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 68,086. Eau Claire is in Eau Claire County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Eau Claire offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Eau Claire there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals live in Eau Claire and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Eau Claire are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$146,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$815
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Eau Claire Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    171.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    84.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    33.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    423.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,932.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    92.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    22%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Eau Claire

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,940
National
$55,322
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I love Eau Claire because even though it's big, everywhere you go, you always find yourself making friends and feeling apart of something bigger. Eau Claire has smaller towns on the outside and it really cushions the greatness of where everyone comes form. The little towns gather in Eau Claire because that's where the bigger grocery stores are. People you find are always from different places, making going out, that much more exciting in the town of Eau Claire. I think Eau Claire has so much to offer for those visiting or those who are just passing through. It is a college town, so there are lots of young people. That just makes holidays like Fourth of July so much more interesting then any other town. I also think that downtown Eau Claire that anyone would love. From the fantastic food to the wonderful shows to watch. The beautiful river walk is just a perfect ways to start or end your day, visit, or stroll through Eau Claire Wisconsin.
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Eau Claire is a great city with so much to offer! They have things to do in all seasons for all prices. You can find many free events put on by the city of Eau Claire, which are great! Also a great place to raise kids with all the safe neighborhoods.
There are lots of small businesses. It’s very encouraging to see local entrepreneurs thrive in this close knit community.
There are a lot of families, and lots of activities for the whole family to attend.
Lots of fun places to hang out, shop, or eat. Lots of hotels.
There are so many beautiful lakes, forests, state parks, orchards, etc to explore in the area.
The ski sprites are a water ski gymnastics group who ski behind jet boats on lake Altoona. They put on weekly shows every summer.
The Fourth of July always has fireworks at Carson park.
There are baseball games in the summer and football games in the fall.