Best Places to Live

Eau Claire, WI

Population: 67,385
LIV
SCORE
628
James Scott Kunkel

Meaning “clear waters” in French, Eau Claire is situated along the scenic Eau Claire River and bills itself as the Horseradish Capital of the World. The city enjoys a thriving music scene while four colleges serve the community, and its main employment sectors are in health care, retail and education.

Eau Claire, WI Ranking Data

Civic
67
Demographics
43
Economy
71
Education
61
Health
75
Housing
82
Infrastructure
49