Marathon County

Marathon County
Town of Wausau, Marathon County; Photographer: Tom Mortenson
County Seat: Wausau

500 Forest St.

City: Wausau
Zip: 54403
Phone: 715-261-1000
Land Area: 1,545.1 sq. miles
Elevation: 1,195 ft. at Wausau; 1,941 ft. at Queen's Chair on Rib Mountain (fourth highest point in Wisconsin); 1,606 ft. at Upper Mosinee Hill
Number of Lakes: 194
Area in Lakes: 19,762 acres (30.88 sq. miles)
Rivers: Big Eau Pleine, Big Rib, Eau Claire, Little Eau Claire, Little Rib, Plover, Trappe, Wisconsin
Major Watershed: Wisconsin River with a portion of Eastern Marathon County draining to the Wolf River/St. Lawrence Waterway
Geographical Province: Northern Highland

Mostly maple, hemlock and yellow birch with a narrow strip of white and red pine in the center. Southwest: Small area of conifer swamp.


1930: 70,629
1970: 97,457
1980: 111,270
1990: 115,400
2000: 125,834
2010: 134,063
2020: 138,013

WCA District: North Central

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