City of Wausau, WI
Wausau is located in Marathon County in Wisconsin. The median income is $41,706 and the median home value is $115,600. The unemployment rate is 11.56% compared to the 6.1% unemployment rate for the United States (as of August 2014). Workers commute an average of 15.3 minutes to work each day. The population is 82% White, 1% Black, 13% Asian. 0% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 4% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. For more on schools, business, and healthcare in Wausau, see each of the tabs to the leftabove. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Wausau has a Walk Score® of 39.
Median Household Income$41,706
Median Home Price$115,600
When the sun goes down in the Wausau region, the nightlife is just heating up. This city can satisfy an appetite for a night on the town, whether you enjoy dining at a trendy restaurant, sipping martinis or downing a pint at a local pub, or tapping your feet to live music at a nightclub. Located in the heart of downtown Wausau, City Grill is an ideal place to start off the evening, and it doesn’t matter if you’re going for a fun or formal night out. The three-year-old restaurant and bar defines itself as an American bistro offering a casual, contemporary dining atmosphere.
From Big Bird to the ugly duckling, from the mythical phoenix to Coleridge’s albatross, birds have captured the imagination since time immemorial. Every year, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau looks skyward and invites masters of the pen, the brush, the chisel and other media to unleash their avian creativity for Birds in Art. The exhibit, which is in its 33rd year, showcases birds in all media for crowds sometimes upwards of 15,000 people.
Mullins Cheese in Knowlton‚ WI, 20 miles south of Wausau‚ produces nearly a dozen varieties of cheese at two facilities covering 60 acres. Wisconsin is the nation's second largest producer of dairy products - second only to California - and owners Bill Mullins and his brother, Don, have expanded the family business to become the largest family-owned operations of its kind in the state. Their father founded the company in 1970.
SchoolsIn Wausau, Wisconsin
The quality of a school district if often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Wausau rates.
BusinessIn Wausau, Wisconsin
Being a great place to live and being a great place to work, often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Wausau.
HealthIn Wausau, Wisconsin
Access to quality hospitals, doctors and healthcare providers are just part of what make a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Wausau.