Wausau, WI Population

Population: 38,426. Estimated population in July 2020: 37,292 (-3.0% change)
Males: 18,461 (48.0%), Females: 19,965 (52.0%)

Marathon County

Zip codes: 54401, 54403.

Median resident age: 36.5 years
Median household income: $36,831
Median house value: $85,500

Races in Wausau:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.4%)
  • Other Asian (10.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Black (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (46.7%), Polish (12.1%), Irish (8.1%), Norwegian (6.4%), English (5.0%), French (4.6%).

Elevation: 1210 feet

Land area: 16.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Wausau

  • High school or higher: 80.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 21.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wausau city

  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

8.4% Foreign born (7.1% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +954 (+2.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Wausau:

  • NORTH CENTRAL HEALTH CARE FACIL 206 (1100 LAKEVIEW DRIVE)
  • WAUSAU HOSPITAL (333 PINE RIDGE BLVD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Wausau:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wausau:

  • CENTRAL WISCONSIN (about 14 miles; MOSINEE, WI; Abbreviation: CWA)
  • RHINELANDER-ONEIDA COUNTY (about 47 miles; RHINELANDER, WI; Abbreviation: RHI)
  • VOLK FIELD (about 83 miles; CAMP DOUGLAS, WI; Abbreviation: VOK)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wausau:

  • WAUSAU DOWNTOWN (about 4 miles; WAUSAU, WI; Abbreviation: AUW)
  • MERRILL MUNI (about 16 miles; MERRILL, WI; Abbreviation: RRL)
  • STEVENS POINT MUNI (about 31 miles; STEVENS POINT, WI; Abbreviation: STE)
Amtrak station:
WAUSAU (109 S. 17TH AVE.) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Wausau:

  • NORTHCENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,039; Location: 1000 CAMPUS DR; Public; Website: www.northcentral.tec.wi.us)
  • STATE COLLEGE OF BEAUTY CULTURE INC (Full-time enrollment: 31; Location: 120 Clark ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.beautyschool.com)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Wausau:

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT (about 31 miles; STEVENS POINT, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,083)
  • FOX VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE AT APPLETON (about 96 miles; APPLETON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,364)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH (about 99 miles; OSHKOSH, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,057)
  • MORAINE PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 114 miles; FOND DU LAC, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,037)
  • SAINT NORBERT COLLEGE (about 115 miles; DE PERE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,031)
  • NORTHEAST WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 118 miles; GREEN BAY, WI; Full-time enrollment: 4,198)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY (about 124 miles; GREEN BAY, WI; Full-time enrollment: 4,794)

Schools

Public high schools in Wausau:

  • WEST HI (Students: 1,659; Location: 1200 W WAUSAU AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • EAST HI (Students: 1,321; Location: 2607 N 18TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Wausau:

  • NEWMAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 226; Location: 1130 WEST BRIDGE ST; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • STOREFRONT LEARNING CENTER (Students: 30; Location: 605 1/2 THIRD STREET; Grades: 10 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Wausau:

  • JOHN MUIR MID (Students: 1,133; Location: 1400 WEST STEWART AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HORACE MANN MID (Students: 947; Location: 3101 N 13TH ST; Grades: 06 – 10)
  • RIVERVIEW EL (Students: 376; Location: 4303 TROY ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • FRANKLIN EL (Students: 304; Location: 1509 NORTH 5TH ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • STAR BRIGHT CHARTER (Students: 290; Location: 700 W STROWBRIDGE ST; Grades: PK – PK)
  • RIB MOUNTAIN EL (Students: 290; Location: 2701 ROBIN LN; Grades: KG – 05)
  • JOHN MARSHALL EL (Students: 289; Location: 1918 LAMONT ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • G D JONES EL (Students: 279; Location: 1018 S 12TH AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON EL (Students: 273; Location: 500 W RANDOLPH ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SOUTH MOUNTAIN EL (Students: 258; Location: 5400 BITTERSWEET RD; Grades: KG – 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Wausau:

  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 353; Location: 501 STEWART AVENUE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST. ANNE SCHOOL (Students: 306; Location: 604 N. 6TH AVE; Grades: PK – 5)
  • ST MATTHEW MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 249; Location: 225 S 28TH AVE; Grades: 6 – 8)
  • HOLY NAME OF JESUS CATHOLIC SC (Students: 135; Location: 1122 SOUTH 9TH AVENUE; Grades: PK – 5)
  • ST MICHAEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 122; Location: 614 STEUBEN STREET; Grades: KG – 5)
  • OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 92; Location: 703 FLIETH ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 90; Location: 616 GRANT STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • RIB MOUNTAIN MONTESSORI (Students: 62; Location: 5201 LILAC; Grades: PK – KG)
  • ST JOHN LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 61; Location: E10723 HWY Z; Grades: PK – 8)
  • MONTESSORI SCH OF WAUSAU (Students: 58; Location: 1921 WEGNER STREET; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Wausau:

  • MARATHON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,438,585; Location: 300 N. FIRST ST.; 348,339 books; 14,538 audio materials; 8,543 video materials; 993 serial subscriptions)