Wausau has the 781st largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 0.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Unemployment in the Wausau area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Wausau has the 239th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Wausau is below average at $40,990, and the median cost of a home in Wausau is $113,800, which is below the national average. 25% of workers in Wausau hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 88% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Wausau. 81% of Wausau workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Wausau spend an average of 15 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.