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Wausau, WI
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Living in Wausau



Wausau is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 39,833 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Wausau is the 18th largest community in Wisconsin.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.80% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.68 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, Wausau is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.74% of adults in Wausau have a college degree.

The per capita income in Wausau in 2018 was $33,145, 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 $132,580 for a family of four. However, Wausau contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wausau is a very 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, English, and Norwegian.

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