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City of Eau Claire Economic Development Division

People of Eau Claire

Eau Claire is a diverse city with a very young population. Twenty to twenty four year olds make up the largest percentage of age groups in Eau Claire thanks to the institutions of higher learning. Even though the demographic is predominantly white with a large Hmong population, the community endorses diversity through restaurants, ethnic stores, and festivals that celebrate diverse cultural heritage.

The total population of Eau Claire is 65,973 (2012) and growing. Between the years 2000 and 2010, the city added 4,179 residents (a growth rate of 6.7%), accounting for almost 75% of the county's population growth.

Many people in Eau Claire have looked to suburban housing and have migrated outside the city. For example, the neighboring Town of Pleasant Valley has grown at a rate of 16.4%, making it the fastest growing municipality in Eau Claire County. Not surprisingly, the most heavily populated townships in the county are surrounding the city, with residents commuting to the city every day for work.

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