Latest Data (2017)
Population 38,739
Nationwide Rank 996

Quick Facts

Wausau, Wisconsin is the 996th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Wausau, Wisconsin is a city.

Wausau, Wisconsin is currently 0.9% smaller than it was in 2010, the year of its peak recorded population.

Wausau, Wisconsin's growth is extremely below average. 82% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Wausau, Wisconsin Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
986 Cape Girardeau, Missouri 39,151 10.3%
987 Germantown, Tennessee 39,141 3.5%
988 Pacifica, California 39,087 1.8%
989 Hurst, Texas 39,051 7.4%
990 Indian Trail, North Carolina 38,980 186.1%
991 Clovis, New Mexico 38,962 19.6%
992 Northglenn, Colorado 38,928 19.9%
993 Milton, Georgia 38,924 150.7%
994 Newnan, Georgia 38,909 136.1%
995 Pleasant Grove, Utah 38,845 65.3%
996 Wausau, Wisconsin 38,739 0.3%
997 Plant City, Florida 38,714 28.1%
998 Roy, Utah 38,595 15.9%
999 Royal Palm Beach, Florida 38,592 75.6%
1000 Wheeling, Illinois 38,562 6.3%
1001 Stanton, California 38,528 2.5%
1002 Atlantic City, New Jersey 38,429 -4.9%
1003 Hollister, California 38,404 10.2%
1004 Martinez, California 38,373 6.7%
1005 Lynnwood, Washington 38,273 13.1%
1006 Columbia, Tennessee 38,266 14.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In Wisconsin

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
472 Appleton 74,653 6.0%
489 Waukesha 72,489 10.3%
523 Eau Claire 68,587 10.3%
545 Oshkosh 66,665 5.1%
573 Janesville 64,359 6.5%
626 West Allis 59,934 -1.8%
742 La Crosse 51,834 -0.2%
801 Sheboygan 48,329 -4.7%
802 Wauwatosa 48,277 2.4%
891 Fond du Lac 42,809 1.3%
964 New Berlin 39,740 3.4%
996 Wausau 38,739 0.3%
1013 Brookfield 38,045 -1.8%
1031 Menomonee Falls 37,443 14.4%
1044 Greenfield 36,827 3.9%
1048 Beloit 36,773 2.6%
1059 Oak Creek 36,354 27.2%
1066 Franklin 36,143 21.7%
1162 Sun Prairie 32,894 58.4%
1175 Manitowoc 32,697 -4.3%
1204 West Bend 31,596 11.4%
1285 Fitchburg 29,485 43.0%
1419 Mount Pleasant 26,525 14.8%
1431 Stevens Point 26,293 4.5%
1435 Superior 26,194 -4.3%
1443 Neenah 25,951 5.6%
1499 De Pere 25,034 21.0%
1502 Caledonia 25,002 5.5%
1503 Muskego 24,996 16.7%
1560 Mequon 24,159 6.5%
1589 Watertown 23,655 8.6%
1746 South Milwaukee 20,988 -1.0%
1764 Pleasant Prairie 20,762 29.0%
1822 Germantown 19,982 9.0%
1850 Middleton 19,660 24.3%
1853 Howard 19,634 43.3%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 38,739 996
2016 38,872 980
2015 39,094 966
2014 39,302 948
2013 39,309 945
2012 39,160 933
2011 39,107 923
2010 39,106 916
2009 38,430 916
2008 38,228 909
2007 38,008 906
2006 37,772 900
2005 37,466 894
2004 37,411 884
2003 37,683 872
2002 38,061 860
2001 38,316 850
2000 38,620 836
1990 37,376 740