Wausau, WI Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 16,687 housing units in Wausau. This represents a 8.9% growth from 15,318 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 16,534 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 153 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Wausau is about 61.7%. Wausau's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 5.9%. Average household size is 2.36 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Wausau were built after 1953.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type1.60%
One Bedroom13.90%
Two Bedrooms30.30%
Three Bedrooms37%
Four Bedrooms14.40%
Five Bedrooms or more2.70%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.56
Median year structure was built1953
Median Value of occupied units$85,500
Median Price asked for vacant units$78,100

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.05
Median year structure was built1954
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$410

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.50%
Second Mortgage7.30%
Home Equity Loan9.10%
Simple Mortgage47.80%
Debt Free35.40%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs17.3%