Latest Data (2016)
Population 38,872
Nationwide Rank 980

Quick Facts

Wausau, Wisconsin is the 980th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Wausau, Wisconsin is a city.

Wausau, Wisconsin is currently 0.6% 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
2000-2016
970 Meridian, Mississippi 39,113 -5.3%
971 Pacifica, California 39,062 1.7%
972 Kyle, Texas 39,060 552.3%
973 Germantown, Tennessee 39,056 3.3%
974 Westerville, Ohio 38,985 9.8%
975 Northglenn, Colorado 38,982 20.1%
976 Keizer, Oregon 38,980 20.3%
977 Winter Haven, Florida 38,953 42.0%
978 Lake Oswego, Oregon 38,945 9.0%
979 Montclair, California 38,944 14.8%
980 Wausau, Wisconsin 38,872 0.6%
981 Lancaster, Texas 38,867 49.4%
982 Spanish Fork, Utah 38,861 87.3%
983 Tupelo, Mississippi 38,842 13.2%
984 Pleasant Grove, Utah 38,756 64.9%
985 Atlantic City, New Jersey 38,735 -4.2%
986 Stanton, California 38,644 2.8%
987 Delaware, Ohio 38,643 49.2%
988 Marion, Iowa 38,480 44.8%
989 Milton, Georgia 38,411 147.4%
990 Muskogee, Oklahoma 38,352 -2.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In Wisconsin

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
435 Racine 77,571 -5.2%
472 Appleton 74,370 5.6%
487 Waukesha 72,363 10.1%
517 Eau Claire 68,339 9.9%
541 Oshkosh 66,579 5.0%
568 Janesville 64,159 6.1%
616 West Allis 60,087 -1.6%
733 La Crosse 52,109 0.3%
783 Sheboygan 48,686 -4.0%
796 Wauwatosa 47,945 1.7%
876 Fond du Lac 42,951 1.6%
953 New Berlin 39,803 3.5%
980 Wausau 38,872 0.6%
1005 Brookfield 38,016 -1.9%
1034 Greenfield 36,858 4.0%
1035 Menomonee Falls 36,769 12.4%
1036 Beloit 36,757 2.5%
1056 Franklin 36,131 21.7%
1062 Oak Creek 35,881 25.6%
1158 Manitowoc 32,936 -3.6%
1162 Sun Prairie 32,820 58.1%
1191 West Bend 31,702 11.8%
1293 Fitchburg 28,875 40.0%
1408 Superior 26,475 -3.3%
1411 Stevens Point 26,423 5.0%
1414 Mount Pleasant 26,360 14.0%
1436 Neenah 25,914 5.5%
1499 Caledonia 24,910 5.1%
1501 De Pere 24,893 20.3%
1502 Muskego 24,882 16.2%
1552 Mequon 24,086 6.2%
1572 Watertown 23,817 9.3%
1727 South Milwaukee 21,052 -0.7%
1756 Pleasant Prairie 20,734 28.8%
1807 Germantown 20,027 9.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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