Wausau demographics profile

StatisticWausauWisconsinNational
Population39,1385,754,798318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,07210891
Median age39.139.137.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)53%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1845%43%43%
Speak English85%91%79%
Speak Spanish2%5%13%
Wausau, WI has a population of 39,138 and is the 1,063rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,072 per sq mi which is 1819% higher than the Wisconsin average and 2187% higher than the national average. The median age in Wausau is 39 which is approximately equal to the Wisconsin average of 39. In Wausau, 53% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 85% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 72% of Wausau residents were born in Wisconsin, 20% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 7% were foreign born.

Did you know?

  • The population density in Wausau is 1819% higher than Wisconsin.
  • The median age in Wausau is equal to Wisconsin.
  • In Wausau 81.28% of the population is White.
  • In Wausau 1.52% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Wausau 12.87% of the population is Asian.

Compare Wausau, WI Demographics To Other Cities

Wausau population breakdown by race

RaceWausauWisconsinNational
White81.28%86.21%73.35%
Black or African American1.52%6.29%12.63%
Asian12.87%2.57%5.22%
American Indian0.47%0.89%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.04%0.02%0.18%
Mixed race3.52%2.19%3.06%
Other race0.30%1.83%4.75%
In Wausau, 3.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Wausau age breakdown

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Age of children in married couples

Source: The Wausau, WI demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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