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The 2000 Census showed that Eau Claire County had a population of 93,142 people. This represented 1.74% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 16th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Eau Claire had a population of 99,409 people. This is an increase of 6.73% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201098,736+6.01%-0.68% since 2009
200999,409+6.73%+1.22% since 2008
200898,209+5.44%+0.8% since 2007
200797,429+4.6%+0.93% since 2006
200696,527+3.63%+1.04% since 2005
200595,535+2.57%+0.51% since 2004
200495,052+2.05%+0.1% since 2003
200394,958+1.95%+0.19% since 2002
200294,778+1.76%+0.8% since 2001
200194,027+0.95%+0.95% since 2000
200093,142The Last Census

Eau Claire County had 37,474 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Eau Claire County has a total area<3> of 645 square miles [1,671 km²]. Of this total, 637 square miles [1,651 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.18%) being water (7.64 square miles [19.8 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Eau Claire County had a population density of 146.1 people per square mile [56.4 people/km²], making it the state's 15th most densely populated county (out of 72 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Eau Claire County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Eau Claire and the state of Wisconsin.

Click here for the Eau Claire County QuickFact (QF-55035).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Eau Claire County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Eau ClaireQF-552230066,27861,7047.41%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Eau Claire County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BuffaloQF-55011   SW13,42513,804-2.75%
ChippewaQF-55017   N60,60955,1959.81%
ClarkQF-55019   E33,42633,557-0.39%
DunnQF-55033   NW42,96839,8587.8%
JacksonQF-55053   SE19,88619,1004.12%
PepinQF-55091   SW7,2937,2131.11%
TrempealeauQF-55121   S27,75427,0102.75%

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U.S. Census Bureau
Census QuickFact for Eau Claire County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Eau Claire. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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