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Welcome to Eau Claire ...

The city of Eau Claire is primarily located in Eau Claire County<1> and is the County Seat for Eau Claire County. A portion of Eau Claire extends into Chippewa County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Eau Claire has a population of 68,684 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Eau Claire.

Eau Claire is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Eau Claire lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Eau Claire: (715) and (534)<4>

The ZIP codes for Eau Claire: 54701-54703<5>

Websites for Eau Claire ...

Official Website:   www.ci.eau-claire.wi.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.eauclairechamber.org/

Junior League:   www.juniorleague-ec.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Eau Claire had an population of 68,684 people. This is an increase of 4.25% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.31% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Eau Claire had a population of 65,883 people (which is 66.73% of the total population of Eau Claire County). This makes Eau Claire the county's most populous community.

The population of Eau Claire represents 1.16% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 65,883 people, the population of Eau Claire increased 6.77% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 61,704 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Eau Claire.

Communities Also Named Eau Claire ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Eau Claire - they are located in Michigan, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Eau Claire.

Communities near Eau Claire ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Eau Claire.

  • Chippewa Falls [Chippewa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chippewa Falls
    • Chippewa Falls [Chippewa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Eau Claire
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,407 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chippewa Falls
  • Washington [Eau Claire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
    • Washington [Eau Claire County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Eau Claire
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,752 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
  • Lake Hallie [Chippewa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Hallie
    • Lake Hallie [Chippewa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Eau Claire
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,779 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Hallie have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Hallie
  • Lafayette [Chippewa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lafayette
    • Lafayette [Chippewa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Eau Claire
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,033 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lafayette have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lafayette
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pleasant Valley [Eau Claire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Valley
      • Pleasant Valley [Eau Claire County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Eau Claire
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley
    • Seymour [Eau Claire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seymour
      • Seymour [Eau Claire County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Eau Claire
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seymour have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
    • Eagle Point [Chippewa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Point
      • Eagle Point [Chippewa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Eau Claire
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Point have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Point
    • Wheaton [Chippewa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheaton
      • Wheaton [Chippewa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Eau Claire
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,833 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheaton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheaton
    • Mondovi [Buffalo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mondovi
      • Mondovi [Buffalo County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Eau Claire
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,562 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mondovi have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mondovi
    • Red Cedar [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Cedar
      • Red Cedar [Dunn County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Eau Claire
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,244 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Cedar have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Cedar

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Eau Claire. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Eau Claire.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Eau Claire. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Eau Claire.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Eau Claire. Our list includes 42 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Eau Claire.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Eau Claire ...

Looking for more information about Eau Claire? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Eau Claire, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Eau Claire.

Adding Eau Claire to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Eau Claire in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Eau Claire was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Eau Claire on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wisconsin (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Eau Claire on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Eau Claire County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Eau Claire: www.ci.eau-claire.wi.us/

The official website for Eau Claire County: www.co.eau-claire.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Eau Claire, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Eau Claire.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Eau Claire - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Eau Claire). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Eau Claire or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Eau Claire includes: 54701, 54702 & 54703.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Eau Claire) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Eau Claire. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Eau ClaireOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eau Claire. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8128, Longitude: -91.4982    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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