Eau Claire is a village located in east central Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 625 at the 2010 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.74 square miles (1.92 km), all land.
The correct French pronunciation is Eau (pronounced “O”) Claire. However, many local residents pronounce the city’s name “Aw Claire”. Variations in pronunciation are common. For example, Madrid, New Mexico is pronounced “MAD-rid,” Cairo, Illinois, is pronounced KAY-ro, and Vienna, Georgia, is pronounced VY-enna. Albany, Georgia is pronounced ALL-benny.
Coordinates: 41°59′06″N 86°17′59″W / 41.98500°N 86.29972°W / 41.98500; -86.29972
As of the census of 2010, there were 625 people, 214 households, and 157 families residing in the village. The population density was 844.6 inhabitants per square mile (326.1/km). There were 239 housing units at an average density of 323.0 per square mile (124.7/km). The racial makeup of the village was 82.6% White, 5.1% African American, 1.4% Native American, 7.2% from other races, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.9% of the population.
There were 214 households of which 44.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.6% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.41.
The median age in the village was 31.2 years. 30.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.2% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 656 people, 227 households, and 170 families residing in the village. The population density was 902.4 per square mile (347.0/km²). There were 238 housing units at an average density of 327.4 per square mile (125.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 91.31% White, 3.05% African American, 1.52% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 1.98% from other races, and 1.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.08% of the population.
There were 227 households out of which 43.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.22.
In the village, the population was spread out with 32.5% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 34.8% from 25 to 44, 15.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.1 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $41,477. Males had a median income of $28,295 versus $20,852 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,668. About 8.4% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.
Eau Claire Michigan neighborhoods include: Indian Lake, Meadowbrook Rd, Pipestone