8 Numbers: Exploring Downtown Data

a glance at the numbers and figures that define Eau Claire’s urban core

V1 Staff

It’s no big secret that downtown Eau Claire has been evolving – mostly for the better – in recent years. Redevelopment has brought new dining, entertainment, and recreation options, and these changes have gone hand in hand with an increase in the downtown population. People have always lived downtown, of course, but the past decade’s growth has increased housing options with the construction and renovation of numerous apartments, particularly in the Phoenix Park area. In the near future, we may even see condominiums in the mix. Here’s a rundown of enlightening downtown stats:

3,439

population of downtown Eau Claire (2016 estimate)

6%

population growth since the 2010 census

3,582

estimated downtown population in 2021, a 4% increase from 2016

56.6%

estimated share of downtown population that is 24 and younger

$22,110

median household income for downtown Eau Claire. The median household income for the whole city is $43,541, according to a 2015 census estimate.

670

number of businesses in downtown Eau Claire

9,374

number of people employed by those businesses

2,343

number of people employed in healthcare, the largest single business segment


Source: Esri via Downtown Eau Claire Inc.

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