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Wausau is a city in Marathon County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Algonquian for "far away."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Wausau. For links to other places called Wausau, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Wausau is 44.959N. The longitude is -89.63W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,207 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 37,430.


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Median household income
Local
$36,831
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wausau demographic reports
Wausau is on the Wisconsin River.
Public transportation: Wausau Area Transit System (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 149. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 3.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jim Otto, football player
· Elroy (Crazylegs) Hirsch, football player
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Wisconsin Valley Fair - July 31-Aug. 5, 2007
  • Big Bull Falls Blues Festival - Aug. 17-18, 2007
  • Festival of Arts - Sept. 7-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Wausau web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Rib Mountain State Park, Mountain-Bay State Trail
Historic sites and museums: Marathon County Historical Museum, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 59

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Wausau demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marathon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Wausau area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54476 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

40% of Wausau residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wausau ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wausau was $20,227, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

22% of Wausau residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Wausau, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $419.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $856.


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Libraries in Wausau include Marathon County Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Wausau include Wausau Daily Herald

TV stations in Wausau include WAOW, WHRM, WSAW.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WHRM., WLBL-FM., WXPW.

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Politics

Marathon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wausau political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Wausau workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Wausau between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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