Eau Claire County, Wisconsin

county in Wisconsin, United States

Eau Claire County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Its county seat is Eau Claire.[3] Eau Claire is French for clear water. As of 2020, 105,710 people lived there.[2]

Eau Claire County
Eau Claire County Courthouse, February 2015
Eau Claire County Courthouse, February 2015
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Eau Claire County
Location within the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 44°44′N 91°17′W / 44.73°N 91.29°W / 44.73; -91.29
Country United States
State Wisconsin
Founded1856[1]
Named forEau Claire River
SeatEau Claire
Largest cityEau Claire
Area
 • Total645 sq mi (1,670 km2)
 • Land638 sq mi (1,650 km2)
 • Water7.3 sq mi (19 km2)  1.1%
Population
 • Total105,710
 • Density165.7/sq mi (64.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.eauclairecounty.gov

History change

Historical population
Census Pop.
18603,162
187010,769240.6%
188019,99385.7%
189030,67353.4%
190031,6923.3%
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%
2020105,7107.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790–1960[5] 1900–1990[6]
1990–2000[7] 2010–2020[2]

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.[8][9]

Geography change

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

The legislative body of Eau Claire County is the 29-member Eau Claire County Board of Supervisors.[10] 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

Cities change

Villages change

Towns change

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

Unincorporated communities change

Historical community
§ Now part of the City of Eau Claire

References change

  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. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "QuickFacts: Eau Claire County, Wisconsin". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  5. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  6. Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  7. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2022-10-09. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  8. Dictionary of Wisconsin History Archived 2012-06-12 at the Wayback Machine accessed 1 January 2007.
  9. When Counties Originated Archived 2007-08-18 at the Wayback Machine from rootsweb.com's Oconto County, Wisconsin webpage Archived 2007-03-29 at the Wayback Machine
  10. "Find a County". Archived from the original on 2009-11-03. Retrieved 2021-01-18.

Other websites change

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