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Encyclopedia > Wausau, Wisconsin
Wausau, Wisconsin Nee-Nee loves ya..
City name: from Waasaa, "A far away place" in the Ojibwe language
Official website: [1]
Location

Location of Wausau
Location within the state of Wisconsin Ojibwe, Ojibwa, Chippewa or Anishinaabemowin in Eastern Ojibwe syllabics) is the third most commonly spoken Native language in Canada (after Cree and Inuktitut), and the fourth most spoken in North America (behind Navajo, Cree, and Inuktitut). ... Adapted from Wikipedias WI county maps by Bumm13. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq. ...

Government
Counties Marathon County
Mayor Jim Tipple
Geographical characteristics
Area 17.8 mi² / 46.0km²
Land 16.5 mi² / 42.7 km²
Water 1.3 mi² / 3.3 km²
Population 127,733 (metropolitan area)
Total (2004) 38,426 (city proper)
Density 899.7/km²
Latitude 44° 55' N
Longitude 89° 37' W
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
Summer (DST) Central (UTC-5)

Wausau is a suburb of Merrill, WI and is the county seat of Marathon County, Wisconsin. The city is located at 44°57'N 89°38'W with an altitude of 364.2 meters (1,195 feet). The Wisconsin River divides the city. Wausau is 180 miles east of Minneapolis, Minnesota. According to the 2000 census, Wausau had a population of 38,426 people. The city is located adjacent to and partially surrounded by the Town of Wausau. United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Marathon County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City limits refers to the defined limits of a citys area. ... World map of the population density in 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Latitude, usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter φ, gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the Equator. ... Longitude, sometimes denoted by the Greek letter λ, describes the location of a place on Earth east or west of a north-south line called the Prime Meridian. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region in the Americas that keeps time by subtracting six hours from UTC (UTC-6). ... It has been suggested that leap second be merged into this article or section. ... Daylight saving time (DST), often referred to as daylight savings time, is a widely used system of adjusting the official local time forward, usually one hour, from its official standard time for the summer months. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region in the Americas that keeps time by subtracting six hours from UTC (UTC-6). ... It has been suggested that leap second be merged into this article or section. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Marathon County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq. ... The metre, or meter, is a measure of length, approximately equal to 3. ... The Wisconsin River is a tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 430 mi (692 km) long, in the state of Wisconsin in the United States. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Wausau is a town located in Marathon County, Wisconsin. ...


The Wausau metropolitan area had a 2000 census population of 78,664 and, besides the City of Wausau, includes Schofield, Rothschild, Weston, Kronenwetter, and the town of Rib Mountain. The city forms the core of the United States Census Bureau's Wausau MSA, which includes all of Marathon County (2000 population: 125,834). A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Schofield is a city located in Marathon County, Wisconsin. ... Rothschild is a village located in Marathon County, Wisconsin. ... Weston is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Wisconsin: Weston, Marathon County, Wisconsin, a village in Marathon County, Wisconsin Weston, Clark County, Wisconsin, a town in Clark County, Wisconsin Weston, Dunn County, Wisconsin, a town in Dunn County, Wisconsin Weston (town), Marathon County, Wisconsin, a... Kronenwetter is a village located in Marathon County, Wisconsin. ... Rib Mountain is a town located in Marathon County, Wisconsin. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ...


The industries of Wausau include paper manufacturing, insurance, home manufacturing, and tourism.


Wausau is home to the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, famous for its "Birds in Art" collection. Wausau is also home to a world-class kayak course, having hosted numerous regional, national, and world competitions over the last two decades. The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is located in Wausau, Wisconsin. ... Two whitewater kayakers running the Numbers section of the Arkansas River. ...

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History

Wausau's founding

The Wisconsin River is what first drew settlers to the area during the middle of the 1800s. Known as Big Bull Flats or Big Bull Falls by the native Chippewa Indians, a treaty was formed in 1836 that transferred land to federal ownership. The Wisconsin River is a tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 430 mi (692 km) long, in the state of Wisconsin in the United States. ... Charles Darwin 1836 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


It was George Stevens in 1840 who began processing the pine forests into lumber and subsequently, other sawmills along the Wisconsin River began to spring up as well. 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Lumber is the name used, generally in North America, for wood that has been cut into boards or other shapes for the purpose of woodworking or construction. ...


By 1846 Walter McIndoe arrived, taking the lead in the local business and community. His efforts helped, in part, to establish Marathon County in 1850. 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Marathon County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ...


Early settlers

By 1852, Wausau had been established as a town and continued to grow and mature. German immigration into the area brought with it more people, and by 1861, the town was incorporated as a village. Churches, schools, industry and social organizations began to flourish with the State of Wisconsin granting the now city a charter in 1872, with elections to be held the first Tuesday in April. The citizens elected August Kickbusch as their first mayor. 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The definitions of the political subdivisions of the Wisconsin differ from those in certain other countries or even various other U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... A village is a human residential settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... Night view of Taipei City. ...


When the railroad arrived in 1874, Wausau was even more accessible to people and industry, still mostly focused on lumber production. This technology allowed the city to continue to grow and flourish, even as other villages and towns in the area were forced to close due to the rapidly vanishing forests and closing of the lumber mills. This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


20th century

Wausau's favorable location on the Wisconsin River was partly responsible for the city's survival. Furthermore, the economy was being reformed and diversified in the early 1900s by a group who would later be known as the Wausau Group. For example, papermaking followed lumber production. Piece of paper Paper is a thin, flat material produced by the compression of fibres. ...


As with the arrival of the railroad, the arrival of the automobile helped improve roads in the area. This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ...


The stock market crash in 1929 had a major effect on the Wausau area. Many industries were forced to cut back by laying off and dismissing workers or close altogether. After decades of positive growth, the city had virtually ground to a halt. However, under the New Deal Wausau was heavily modernized; and after World War II, the city once again continued to grow, mostly in industry, education, recreation, and retail, rather than population. Black Monday (1987) on the Dow Jones Industrial Average A stock market crash is a sudden dramatic loss of value of shares of stock in corporations. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is becoming very long. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II...


In 1983, the Wausau Center shopping mall opened and still exists today. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The JCPenney anchor and a part of the parking garage of the Wausau Center. ... The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota — the third-largest in the world. ...


By the middle and late 1990s, the city of Wausau began to purchase and develop more of the West Industrial Park to meet the needs of the expanding economy and companies. The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ...


The new millennium

By the end of the 20th century, the city council had begun to implement the Redevlopment Plan, or the Wausau Central Business District Master Plan. This included redevelopment and economic structuring of downtown Wausau.


Geography and climate

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 46.0 km² (17.8 mi²). 42.7 km² (16.5 mi²) of it is land and 3.3 km² (1.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 7.15% water. Interesting to note is that Wausau is very close to being at the very center of the northern half of the western hemisphere. It is just west of Wausau where 45 degrees latitude meets 90 degrees longitude. It is exactly halfway between the Equator and the North Pole and a quarter of the way around the world from Greenwich, England. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Climate

Wausau's climate is classified as being halfway between temperate and subarctic (boreal and hemiboreal). Wausau is built on or around a hemiboreal forest which has some of the characteristics of a boreal forest. Furthermore, they also share some of the features of the temperate-zone forests to the south. Coniferous trees predominate in the hemiboreal zone, but a significant number of deciduous species will be found there as well. Boreal may refer to these: Northern from the eponymous Boreas, god of the North Wind in Greek mythology. ... Hemiboreal means halfway between the temperate and subarctic (or boreal) zones. ...


The area has four distinct seasons.

  • Average annual precipitation: 31.6 inches (80.3 centimeters).
  • Average daily high temperatures:
    • January: 20.8 Fahrenheit (-6 Celsius)
    • July: 84.3 Fahrenheit (29 Celsius)

Economy

Nearly one third of the Marathon County economy is manufacturing-based and the balance of service and industry provides a stable and productive workforce. Furthermore, the Wausau region has a consistently lower than average unemployment rate and continues a steady growth in job creation and economic viability among manufacturers and service providers alike. The workforce is the labour pool in employment. ...


Wausau has 12 banks with 41 different branch locations, 3 trust companies and 3 holding companies located in metropolitan area. Furthermore, there are 13 open membership credit unions with 18 branch locations. Iain Banks is a Scottish-born writer of both mainstream and science fiction novels. ... A trust company has been referred to as a near-bank; while technically it differs from a bank in mandate and services offered, it also provides banking services such as chequing accounts, savings and loans, investments and credit cards. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... A credit union is a not-for-profit co-operative financial institution that is owned and controlled by its members, through the election of a volunteer Board of Directors elected from the membership itself. ...


See also: List of companies in Wausau This is a list of some of the major companies and orginizations in Wausau and the Wausau Metropolitan area. ...


Demographics

City of Wausau
Population by year
1870 1,349
1880 4,277
1890 9,253
1900 12,354
1910 16,560
1920 18,951
1930 23,758
1940 27,268
1950 30,386
1960 31,943
1970 32,806
1980 32,426
1990 37,060
2000 38,426

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 38,426 people, 15,678 households, and 9,328 families residing in the city. The population density was 899.7/km² (2,330.7/mi²). There were 16,668 housing units at an average density of 390.3/km² (1,011.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.91% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 0.59% Native American, 11.41% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. 1.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The percentage of Asians reflects Wausau's large Hmong community. 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, her people and culture. ... The word Latino derives from the Spanish word Latinoamericano and is generally applied to inhabitants of Latin America and their descendents living outside of Latin America. ... The Hmong, also known as Miao (considered derogatory by some: see below) (Chinese: è‹—; Pinyin: Miáo; Vietnamese: Mèo or HMông; Thai: แม้ว (Maew) or ม้ง (Mong); Burmese: mun lu-myo), Hmong: Hmoob, are an Asian ethnic group speaking the Hmong language, whose homeland is in the mountainous regions of...


There were 15,678 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.5% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.08. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which generally forms the foundation of a family. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $36,831, and the median income for a family was $47,065. Males had a median income of $33,076 versus $24,303 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,227. 11.4% of the population and 7.2% of families were below the poverty line. 18.1% of those under the age of 18 and 8.4% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

Colleges and universities

Wausau is home to the Northcentral Technical College, and the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County, a 2-year college which feeds the University of Wisconsin system. A major 4-year college is located in Stevens Point, about 30 miles south of Wausau. The University of Wisconsin, Marathon County (UWMC) is a two-year campus of the University of Wisconsin System located near downtown Wausau, Wisconsin, Wisconsin, adjacent to 78-acre Marathon Park. ...


Public schools and libraries

Public schools located in the city are part of the Wausau School District. The main dividing line used to place students is the Wisconsin River which runs north to south through the city. The Wausau School District has fourteen elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. The Wausau East High School sports teams are the Lumberjacks and the Wausau West High School [2]sports teams are the Warriors. The Wausau School District is comprised of these schools: Elementary Schools Franklin Elementary Grant Elementary Hawthorn Hills Hewitt Texas Jefferson Elementary GD Jones Elementary AC Kiefer Lincoln Maine Rib Mountain John Marshall Riverview South Mountain Stettin Middle Schools Horace Mann John Muir High Schools Wausau East -- Wausau East Band Website...


The Marathon County Public library is the largest library in Wausau, located downtown near the Wausau Center Mall.


Private schools

The city's Roman Catholic parochial schools are known as the Newman Catholic Schools. These include Newman Elementary Schools at St. Anne, St. Michael and St. Mark, Newman Middle School at St. Matthew's, and Newman High School. Newman High's sport teams are the Cardinals. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...


Transportation

Airports

Wausau is served by Central Wisconsin Airport and Wausau Downtown Airport. Central Wisconsin Airport (IATA: CWA, ICAO: KCWA) is a public airport located just southeast of Mosinee, serving the city of Wausau and surrounding areas to the north in central Wisconsin. ... Wausau Downtown Airport (IATA: AUW, ICAO: KAUW) is an airport located in Wausau, Wisconsin. ...


Mass transit

Wausau Area Transit System (WATS) provides public bus transportation for the Wausau, Wisconsin, area. ...

Sports

The Wisconsin Woodchucks are a baseball team that plays in the Northwoods League, an NCAA summer baseball league. Their home games are played at the Athletic Park in Wausau. The Wisconsin Woodchucks are a baseball team that plays in the Northwoods League, an NCAA summer baseball league. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II in St. ... The Northwoods League is an SCBA sanctioned summer baseball league comprised of teams of the top college players. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...


Wausau is also home to the Central Wisconsin Panthers, a member of the Great Plains Football League.


In nearby Rib Mountain, Granite Peak offers downhill skiing. The 700 foot mountain became a ski area in 1937, when Wausau residents cleared six runs by hand, installed the nation’s longest ski lift and built the chalet with stone quarried nearby. Today, Granite Peak has 73 runs. Granite Peak earned Ski Magazine’s #1 ranking in Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and Minnesota.


Media and entertainment

The only main local daily newspaper is the Wausau Daily Herald [3], with a daily circulation of 21,400 during the week and a circulation rate of 27,500 for the Sunday paper. City Pages is a smaller weekly newspaper. Le Dernier Cri is a monthly newspaper that reports on local business. The Wausau Daily Herald is a daily afternoon broadsheet printed in Wausau, Wisconsin. ...


Famous Residents

Dave Marcis (born March 1, 1941) was a driver on the NASCAR Winston Cup (now known as the NASCAR Nextel Cup) circuit from 1968 until 2002. ... Scott Wimmer of Wausau, Wisconsin was born January 26, 1976. ... Chris Wimmer (born June 23, 1979 in Wausau, Wisconsin) is a NASCAR Busch Series driver. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Gallagher is a common surname derived from the Irish name Ó Gallchobhair. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ...

External links

Coordinates: 44.961168° N -89.638821° E The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), formerly known as the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC), is an organization which supports Reform Jewish congregations in North America. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ...

 
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Brokaw | Kronenwetter | Maine* | Marathon* | Marathon City | Mosinee°
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Brokaw is a village located in Marathon County, Wisconsin. ... Kronenwetter is a village located in Marathon County, Wisconsin. ... Maine is a town located in Marathon County, Wisconsin. ... Marathon is a town located in Marathon County, Wisconsin. ... Marathon City is a village located in Marathon County, Wisconsin. ... Mosinee is a city located in Marathon County, Wisconsin. ... Mosinee is a town located in Marathon County, Wisconsin. ... Rib Mountain is an unincorporated community located in Marathon County, Wisconsin. ... Rothschild is a village located in Marathon County, Wisconsin. ... Schofield is a city located in Marathon County, Wisconsin. ... Stettin is a town located in Marathon County, Wisconsin. ... Wausau is a town located in Marathon County, Wisconsin. ...

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Wausau, Wisconsin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1626 words)
Wausau is a suburb of Merrill, WI and is the county seat of Marathon County, Wisconsin.
Wausau's climate is classified as being halfway between temperate and subarctic (boreal and hemiboreal).
Wausau is home to the Northcentral Technical College, and the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County, a 2-year college which feeds the University of Wisconsin system.
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Some of the reasons for Wausau's good fortune, was its location, one of the best water powers on the Wisconsin River and an exceptional group of people who reformed the economy of the city in the early part of the 20th century.
Wausau’s population growth is mainly due to annexations and increasing minority populations.
Wausau is host to international and national canoe and kayak whitewater and marathon racing, Northwoods League Amateur Baseball, the Badger State Winter Games, the Wisconsin Special Olympics Winter Games, the Wisconsin Valley Senior Olympics, a short and long triathlon series, and the Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament.
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