Wausau employment information

IndexWausauWisconsinNational
Income per capita$24,459$27,907$28,555
Median household income$40,464$52,738$53,482
Median income owner occupied$55,154$67,186$68,142
Median income renter occupied$23,414$30,207$33,219
Median earnings male$29,573$36,343$36,116
Median earnings female$23,822$25,134$25,692
Unemployment rate6.2%4.9%5.8%
Poverty level20.2%13.3%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Wausau is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Wausau is 24% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Wausau is 6% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Wausau is 30% higher than the national average.

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Wausau median earnings by income bracket

Wausau employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.3%0.7%
Manufacturing sector25.0%0.6%
Financial & insurance services4.6%10.7%
Wholesale & retail services18.8%17.4%
Public administration2.5%2.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.4%2.6%
Education, health & social services12.5%33.9%
Other24.0%20.6%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Kronenwetter, WI7,330$78,00446%
Rib Mountain, WI5,512$69,13829%
Marathon City, WI1,472$58,2819%
Mosinee, WI4,008$55,5684%
Rothschild, WI5,279$54,0421%
Wausau, WI39,209$40,46424%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Germantown, TN39,207$110,169106%
Clovis, NM39,204$40,13625%
Maplewood, MN39,261$60,32313%
North Fort Myers, FL39,143$38,59828%
Marlborough, MA39,141$71,42434%
Wausau, WI39,209$40,46424%
Source: The Wausau, WI employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.