A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  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
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$141,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$758
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    154
    283
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    28
    41
  • Robbery
    25
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    407
    500
  • Theft
    2,175
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    88
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,403
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Eau Claire has the perfect mix of big city and small town. There's plenty to do (waterpark, mall, movie theaters, trampoline park, playgrounds) but also lots of small town charm (city-wide pillow fight, chalk fest, farmers markets). Eau Claire has a great location along I-94 with easy access to the MN Twin Cities. There's a little something for everyone!
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Overall, it’s a good town. There are neighborhoods in it that are good for children, there’s plenty to do in the downtown area, and as a community, it is very focused on arts and music! It is somewhat lacking in diversity and near the college, it’s definitely a party town (namely Water Street).
If you are looking for an average city, Eau Claire, is the way to go. I like Eau Claire because of the outdoor activities you can partake in (mostly summer months). For example, bike trails, strolling downtown, music in the park at Phoenix Park, EauxClaire, Country Jam, etc! There are lots! During winter months, it is a struggle to find activities to do besides Action City and strolls through Oakwood Mall.