Wisconsin Rapids has the 1687th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 2.6% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Wisconsin Rapids is part of the Wausau metro area. 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 Wisconsin Rapids is below average at $40,990, and the median cost of a home in Wisconsin Rapids is $85,900, which is below the national average. 15% of workers in Wisconsin Rapids hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 91% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Wisconsin Rapids. 82% of Wisconsin Rapids workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Wisconsin Rapids spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.