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Wausau, Wisconsin

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Welcome to Wausau ...

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

The location of Wausau has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Wausau: WA-SAW<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Wausau has a population of 38,739 people<3> (see below for details).

Wausau is 1,300 feet [396 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Wausau: (715) & (534)<5>

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 total 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 (which had a count of 38,426 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Wausau had an population of 38,739 people. This is a decrease of 0.94% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.81% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Wausau ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<6>.

Community   2017
Knowlton   [Map]   2,035   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Kronenwetter   [Map]   7,736   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Maine   [Map]   2,348   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Merrill   [Map]   2,946   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Merrill   [Map]   9,161   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mosinee   [Map]   2,190   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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wausau. If available, we provide a satellite 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 ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Marathon County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wausau:

The official website for Marathon County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Wausau. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will 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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<3>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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<4>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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<5>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wausau. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wausau

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wausau. The point we use 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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