Marathon County

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Marathon County, Wisconsin

500 Forest St
Wausau, WI 54403
Phone: (715) 261-1500
Fax: (715) 261-1515

In central WI, east of Eau Claire; organized Feb 9, 1850 from Portage County. Name Origin: For the site of the famous battle in Greece (490 B.C.)

Area (sq mi):: 1576.14 (land 1544.96; water 31.18) Population per square mile: 83.50
Population 2005: 128,941 State rank: 10 Population change: 2000-20005 2.50%; 1990-2000 9.00% Population 2000: 125,834 (White 93.40%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 4.50%; Other 1.30%). Foreign born: 3.50%. Median age: 36.30
Income 2000: per capita $20,703; median household $45,165; Population below poverty level: 6.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,244-$29,992
Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 18.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Wausau County seat (37,173)
  • Weston (12,736)

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    Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have joined officials from Marathon County, WI, to investigate a blastomycosis outbreak that has sickened 32 people since January, according to a WSAU radio news report.
    Bond proceeds will be used to assist the borrower in financing the cost of the acquisition, construction, renovation, installation and equipping of a portion of the expansion of the borrower's cheese plant constituting recovery zone property, in the City of Appleton, WI and a portion of the expansion of the borrower's whey processing facility in Marathon County, WI.