Eau Claire County, Wisconsin

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Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Eau Claire County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the USA highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1856 (1856)[1]
Seat Eau Claire
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

645 sq mi (1,671 km²)
638 sq mi (1,652 km²)
8 sq mi (21 km²), 1.18%
Population
 - (2011)
 - Density

99,879
145/sq mi (56/km²)
Website: www.co.eau-claire.wi.us/

Eau Claire County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Eau Claire is French for Clear Water. As of 2011, it is estimated that 99,879 people live there.[2] Its county seat is Eau Claire.[3]

History[change | change source]

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%
2010 98,736 6.0%
Est. 2011 99,879 7.2%
WI Counties 1900-1990

Eau Claire county began 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 town was made into Eau Claire County by the Wisconsin State Legislature on October 6, 1856.[4][5]

Geography[change | change source]

The county has a total area of 645 square miles (1,670.5 km2). Of this, 638 square miles (1,652.4 km2) is land and 8 square miles (20.7 km2) (1.18%) is water.

Government[change | change source]

The legislative body of Eau Claire County is the 29-member Eau Claire County Board of Supervisors.[6] Members of the board of supervisors are elected by district. The chairperson and vice-chair positions are elected from members of the board.

Eau Claire County contains parts of the Wisconsin State Senate districts 23 and 31. It also contains parts of Wisconsin State Assembly districts 68, 92, and 93. At the federal level, the entire county is in Wisconsin's third congressional district.


Cities, villages, and towns[change | change source]

Cities[change | change source]

Villages[change | change source]

Towns[change | change source]

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

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

Historical community
§ Now part of the City of Eau Claire

References[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

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