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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.
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.
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.
22% of Wausau residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Wausau, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $419. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $856.
Libraries in Wausau include Marathon County Public Library ... View libraries
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.
Marathon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wausau political report.
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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