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.
Unlike some cities, Wausau isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Wausau are a mix of both white- and blue-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.
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 16.79 minutes getting to work every day.
The percentage of people in Wausau who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.97% of adults in Wausau 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.