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Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
Seal of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Eau Claire County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Seat Eau Claire
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

645 sq mi (1,671 km²)

8 sq mi (21 km²), 1.18%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

93,142
145/sq mi (56/km²)
Founded 1856[1]
Website www.co.eau-claire.wi.us/

Eau Claire County (Eau Claire is French for Clear Water) is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 93,142. Its county seat is Eau Claire[2]. The United States Census Bureau's Eau Claire Metropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Eau Claire County (as well as Chippewa County to the north). Together with the Menomonie Micropolitan Statistical Area (which includes all of Dunn County) to the west, the Eau Claire metropolitan area, forms the Census Bureau's Eau Claire-Menomonie Combined Statistical Area, which had a consolidated 2000 population of 188,195.

Contents

History

Eau Claire county was originally set off as the Town of Clearwater in Chippewa County, in 1855. The name was changed to the Town of Eau Claire on March 31, 1856. The entire town was separated as Eau Claire County by an act of the Legislature on October 6, 1856.[3][4]

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Chippewa Valley Museum

The Chippewa Valley Museum is a resource for both information and entertainment. Its three main centers of focus are logging, the Ojibwa and the Hmong. The museum also houses an extensive collection of photographs.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 645 square miles (1,671 km²), of which, 638 square miles (1,651 km²) of it is land and 8 square miles (20 km²) of it (1.18%) is water.

Government

The legislative body of Eau Claire County is the Eau Claire County Board of Supervisors. The board consists of 29 supervisors, including the chair and vice-chair.[5] The main political parties are the Democratic Party of Eau Claire County[6] and the Republican Party of Eau Claire County.[7]

Summer

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Eau Claire County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 31,692
1910 32,721 3.2%
1920 35,771 9.3%
1930 41,087 14.9%
1940 46,999 14.4%
1950 54,187 15.3%
1960 58,300 7.6%
1970 67,219 15.3%
1980 78,805 17.2%
1990 85,183 8.1%
2000 93,142 9.3%
WI Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 93,142 people, 35,822 households, and 22,281 families residing in the county. The population density was 146 people per square mile (56/km²). There are 37,474 housing units at an average density of 59 per square mile (23/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.96% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 0.54% Native American, 2.52% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. 0.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 37.4% were of German, 21.5% Norwegian and 7.0% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 94.2% spoke English, 1.6% Hmong, 1.6% Spanish and 1.0% German as their first language.

Winter

There were 35,822 households out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.60% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.80% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 17.10% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 20.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.60 males.

Cities, villages, and towns

Political map of Eau Claire County, showing major and minor civil divisions, and adjacent counties. NOTE:  A small portion of the city of Eau Claire is in Chippewa Co.

Cities

Villages

Towns

* indicates a municipality considered part of the Eau Claire-Chippewa Falls metropolitan area.

Unincorporated communities

Main article: Unincorporated communities in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
  • Mount Hope Corners
  • Nelsonville
  • Oak Grove
  • Rodell
  • Seymour (CDP)
  • Shawtown§
  • Truax§
  • Union§
  • Wilson

historical community
§ now part of the city of Eau Claire

References

  1. ^ Taken from Wisconsin Blue Book 1991-1992 p. 731; cited there as from "Wisconsin Historical Records, Origin and Legislative History of County Boundaries in Wisconsin, 1942."
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ Dictionary of Wisconsin History accessed 1 January 2007.
  4. ^ When Counties Originated from rootsweb.com's Oconto County, Wisconsin webpage.
  5. ^ http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/county.cfm&id=55035
  6. ^ www.eauclairedemocrats.org
  7. ^ eauclairegop.com
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 44°44′N 91°17′W / 44.73°N 91.29°W / 44.73; -91.29


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Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
Seal of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
Map
File:Map of Wisconsin highlighting Eau Claire County.png
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the USA highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1856[1]
Seat Eau Claire
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.18%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

93142
Website: www.co.eau-claire.wi.us/

Eau Claire County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 93,142. Its county seat is Eau Claire6. The United States Census Bureau's Eau Claire Metropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Eau Claire County (as well as Chippewa County to the north). Together with the Menomonie Micropolitan Statistical Area (which includes all of Dunn County) to the west, the Eau Claire metropolitan area, forms the Census Bureau's Eau Claire-Menomonie Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a consolidated 2000 population of 188,195.

Contents

History

Eau Claire county was originally set off as the Town of Clearwater within Chippewa County, in 1855. The name was changed to the Town of Eau Claire on 31 Mar. 1856. The entire town was separated as Eau Claire County, by an act of the Legislature, on 6 Oct. 1856.[2][3]

Geography

Summer

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,671 km² (645 sq mi). 1,651 km² (638 sq mi) of it is land and 20 km² (8 sq mi) of it (1.18%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Eau Claire County.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 93,142 people, 35,822 households, and 22,281 families residing in the county. The population density was 56/km² (146/sq mi). There are 37,474 housing units at an average density of 23/km² (59/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.96% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 0.54% Native American, 2.52% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. 0.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 37.4% were of German, 21.5% Norwegian and 7.0% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 94.2% spoke English, 1.6% Hmong, 1.6% Spanish and 1.0% German as their first language.

There were 35,822 households out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.60% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.80% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 17.10% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 20.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.60 males.

Divisions

Winter
Colored political map of Eau Claire County, showing both major and minor civil divisions, as well as adjacent counties. NOTE:  A small portion of the city of Eau Claire is located within Chippewa Co.

Cities

Villages

         

Towns

* indicates a municipality considered part of the Eau Claire-Chippewa Falls metropolitan area.

Unincorporated communities

Main article: Unincorporated communities in Eau Claire County

historical community
§ now part of the city of Eau Claire

External links

Note

  1. ^ Taken from Wisconsin Blue Book 1991-1992 p. 731; cited there as from "Wisconsin Historical Records, Origin and Legislative History of County Boundaries in Wisconsin, 1942."
  2. ^ Dictionary of Wisconsin History accessed 1 January, 2007.
  3. ^ When Counties Originated from rootsweb.com's Oconto County, Wisconsin webpage.
 
Eau Claire, Wisconsin (metro)
Flag of Wisconsin
Surrounding municipalities
(over 10,000)
Chippewa Falls°
(less than 10,000)

Altoona° | Anson* | Brunswick* | Eagle Point* | Hallie* | Lafayette* | Lake Hallie | Lake Wissota§
Pleasant Valley* | Seymour*§ | Tilden* | Union* | Washington* | Wheaton*

Counties

Eau Claire | Chippewa

*town village °city §CDP

Coordinates: 44°44′N 91°17′W / 44.73, -91.29

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