DOWNTOWN DATA: A glance at the numbers and figures that define Eau Claire’s urban core

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

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:


Population of downtown Eau Claire (2018 estimate).


Population growth 
downtown since the 
2010 census.


Estimated share of 
downtown population that is 24 and younger.


Estimated number of 
businesses in downtown eau claire.


Number of workers 
employed by those 


Estimated share of 
city’s workforce that works downtown.