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Wausau, Wisconsin

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Welcome to Wausau ...

The pronunciation of Wausau: WA-SAW<1>

The city of Wausau is located in Marathon County and is the County Seat for Marathon County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Wausau has a population of 38,872 people<2> (see below for details).

Wausau is 1,300 feet [396 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Wausau lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Wausau: (715) & (534)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wausau had a population of 39,106 people (which is 29.17% of the total population of Marathon County). This makes Wausau the county's most populous community.

The population of Wausau represents 0.69% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 17th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 39,106 people, the population of Wausau increased 1.77% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 38,426 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Wausau had an population of 38,872 people. This is a decrease of 0.6% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.16% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wausau.

Communities near Wausau ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2016
Knowlton   [Map]   2,016   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Kronenwetter   [Map]   7,619   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Maine   [Map]   2,355   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Merrill   [Map]   2,932   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Merrill   [Map]   9,225   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mosinee   [Map]   2,171   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Wausau.

Communities Also Named Wausau ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Wausau - it's located in Florida.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wausau.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wausau. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wausau. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wausau. Our list includes 25 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Wausau:

Websites for Wausau ...

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Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Wausau. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wausau.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wausau - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Wausau.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Wausau. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wausau) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wausau. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wausau

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wausau. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9616, Longitude: -89.6446     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wausau have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wausau.