Wausau, WI

Wausau profile

Living in Wausau

Wausau is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 38,561 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Wausau is the 17th largest community in Wisconsin.

Wausau is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Wausau is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wausau who work in sales jobs (11.89%), office and administrative support (11.36%), and management occupations (7.58%).

Also of interest is that Wausau has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Wausau spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.79 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The overall education level of Wausau is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.97% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Wausau in 2018 was $30,593, which is middle income relative to Wisconsin, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,372 for a family of four. However, Wausau contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wausau is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Wausau home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wausau residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Wausau include German, Polish, Irish, Norwegian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Wausau is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Miao/Hmong.