Eau Claire, Michigan

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Eau Claire is a village located in east central Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 656 at the 2000 census.

The village lies partially within Pipestone Township and partially within Berrien Charter Township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.

The correct French pronunciation is Eau (pronounced "O") Claire.

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