Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Census Bureau Snapshot of Eau Claire County

Link to Eau Claire Leader-Telegram article, "Census defines Eau Claire County".

Excerpt: A recent U.S. Census Bureau report reaffirmed some assumptions about living in Eau Claire County.

- Median wages here lag behind state and national averages at all levels, but on average our homes cost less and thus have lower mortgages.

- Nearly one of every five jobs in Eau Claire County is connected to health care.

- The presence of college students puts our median age more than three years lower than the national average.

- It's not surprising that everyone hasn't heard of lutefisk. Only 1.5 percent of Americans claim Norwegian heritage, compared with nearly 21 percent of Eau Claire County residents.

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