Eau Claire County, Wisconsin

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Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
Eau Claire County Courthouse.JPG
Eau Claire County Courthouse, February 2015
Location within Wisconsin
Location within Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location within the U.S.
Founded1856[1]
Government
• County Administrator

Kathryn Schauf
SeatEau Claire
Largest cityEau Claire
Area
 • Total645 sq mi (1,671 km2)
 • Land638 sq mi (1,652 km2)
 • Water7.3 sq mi (19 km2), 1.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2014)101,564
 • Density159/sq mi (61/km2)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.co.eau-claire.wi.us

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

History[change | change source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190031,692
191032,7213.2%
192035,7719.3%
193041,08714.9%
194046,99914.4%
195054,18715.3%
196058,3007.6%
197067,21915.3%
198078,80517.2%
199085,1838.1%
200093,1429.3%
201098,7366.0%
Est. 201199,8797.2%
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]

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

Other websites[change | change source]

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