Wausau, WI

39,138 Population
18.8 square miles 2,077.6 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.7%
was 0.7%
 
Population Density
2,077.6
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
58.3%
was 56.9%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
7.3%
was 7.7%
 
Percent Under 18
23.0%
was 23.2%
 
Percent 65 and Over
17.8%
was 16.9%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.9
was 4.3
Ranked 9th Lowest in WI
Percent Living in Poverty
18.2%
was 16.6%
 
Median Household Income
$41,349
was $41,575
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
46.1
47.8
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
5.1
was 5.1
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
266.8
was 217.0
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,946.6
was 2,476.0
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
18,549
was 18,330
 
Median Rent
$654
was $654
 
Total Building Permits
54
was 58
 
Occupied Housing Units
16,746
was 16,641
 
Homeownership Rate
59.0%
was 59.2%
 
Single Family Building Permits
18
was 22
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
980.6
was 971.7
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
20.8%
was 19.9%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
36
was 36
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
3.0
was 3.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.4
was 1.5
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.2%
was 98.5%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
88.8%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 99.1%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
89.2%
was 89.1%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
25.5%
was 26.2%
 

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