Latest Data (2018)
Population 38,580
Nationwide Rank 1006

Quick Facts

Wausau, Wisconsin is the 1,006th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Wausau, Wisconsin is a city.

Wausau, Wisconsin is currently 1.3% smaller than it was in 2010, the year of its peak recorded population.

Wausau, Wisconsin's growth is extremely below average. 83% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Wausau, Wisconsin Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
996 Plant City, Florida 39,156 29.5%
997 Norwich, Connecticut 39,136 8.3%
998 Germantown, Tennessee 39,099 3.4%
999 Northglenn, Colorado 39,010 20.2%
1000 Hurst, Texas 38,992 7.2%
1001 Wheeling, Illinois 38,878 7.1%
1002 Roy, Utah 38,773 16.5%
1003 Brookfield, Wisconsin 38,770 0.0%
1004 Pacifica, California 38,759 0.9%
1005 Clovis, New Mexico 38,680 18.7%
1006 Wausau, Wisconsin 38,580 -0.1%
1007 Lynnwood, Washington 38,511 13.8%
1008 Mooresville, North Carolina 38,431 97.1%
1009 Pleasant Grove, Utah 38,428 63.5%
1010 Martinez, California 38,402 6.8%
1011 Warren, Ohio 38,382 -20.2%
1012 Reynoldsburg, Ohio 38,278 18.9%
1013 Hobbs, New Mexico 38,277 33.7%
1014 Lake Worth, Florida 38,267 7.3%
1015 Stanton, California 38,234 1.7%
1016 Tupelo, Mississippi 38,206 11.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In Wisconsin

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
479 Appleton 74,526 5.8%
496 Waukesha 72,549 10.4%
524 Eau Claire 68,866 10.8%
551 Oshkosh 66,729 5.2%
581 Janesville 64,565 6.8%
636 West Allis 59,492 -2.6%
754 La Crosse 51,567 -0.7%
803 Wauwatosa 48,376 2.7%
810 Sheboygan 48,180 -5.0%
894 Fond du Lac 42,959 1.6%
979 New Berlin 39,733 3.3%
1003 Brookfield 38,770 0.0%
1006 Wausau 38,580 -0.1%
1029 Menomonee Falls 37,671 15.1%
1034 Greenfield 37,358 5.4%
1046 Beloit 37,018 3.3%
1065 Oak Creek 36,470 27.6%
1083 Franklin 35,872 20.8%
1136 Sun Prairie 33,974 63.6%
1180 Manitowoc 32,627 -4.5%
1217 West Bend 31,590 11.4%
1268 Fitchburg 30,170 46.3%
1403 Mount Pleasant 27,014 16.9%
1447 Stevens Point 26,161 3.9%
1450 Superior 26,101 -4.7%
1454 Neenah 26,062 6.1%
1506 Muskego 25,103 17.2%
1508 Caledonia 25,074 5.8%
1510 De Pere 25,020 20.9%
1562 Mequon 24,385 7.5%
1606 Watertown 23,625 8.4%
1765 Pleasant Prairie 20,923 30.0%
1774 South Milwaukee 20,801 -1.8%
1837 Germantown 19,959 8.8%
1843 Howard 19,909 45.3%
1853 Middleton 19,784 25.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 38,580 1,006
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