The LIFE report provides a wide spectrum of information and data depicting the quality of life in Wausau and Marathon County. Its purpose is to provide a reference for the community to evaluate strengths and weaknesses and identify priority issues.
The report, which is published every two years, serves as a tracking vehicle to show how the community has changed over time. The LIFE Steering Committee hopes this report will not only serve as a reference but also as a starting point for community action on the key Calls to Action.
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- Introduction and Table of Contents
- Executive Summary
- Prosperous Section
- Healthy Section
- Safe Section
- Connected Section
- Demographics and Survey Data
- Section Summary Supplement
The report was presented to the public on January 12, 2018 at the 2017-2019 LIFE Report Forum. Watch Video
Duplication of information in this report is encouraged and permitted provided the source is cited as: LIFE in Marathon County: 11th Edition. Wausau, WI, 2017-2019.
Questions, comments, or requests for additional copies of this report can be made by contacting United Way at: 705 S. 24th Ave., Ste. 400B, Wausau, WI 54401; 715-848-2927; 715-848-2929 (fax); or by e-mail.
The LIFE Report project is guided by the LIFE Project Steering Committee and made possible through the support of community sponsors.
*Over 85 volunteers spent more than 1,500 hours contributing to this report development.
You can watch our series of videos where various community leaders discuss the importance of the challenges and concerns raised in the 2015 Marathon County LIFE report, all of which are still relevant to the 2017 report.