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Eau Claire is a city in Eau Claire County. (The community straddles Eau Claire and Chippewa counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from French for "clear water."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Eau Claire. For links to other places called Eau Claire, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Eau Claire is 44.811N. The longitude is -91.498W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 787 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 62,496.
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33% of Eau Claire residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Eau Claire ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Eau Claire was $18,230, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Eau Claire residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Eau Claire include Emery Street Bungalow District, Randall Park Historic District, Third Ward Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Eau Claire, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $412. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $896.
Libraries in Eau Claire include L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Eau Claire include Eau Claire Leader-Telegram
TV stations in Eau Claire include WEAU, WQOW.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WUEC.
Eau Claire County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Eau Claire political report.
The average commute time for Eau Claire workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Eau Claire between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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