Community Data

Life report

Click here for the 2020 WI ALICE Report, County Specific 

Click here for the COVID report- The Pandemic Divide 

The 2019-2021 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.



The 2019-2021 Marathon County LIFE Report is now powered by Marathon County Pulse, a public online data platform that provides access to a variety of Marathon County population data.

Duplication of information in this report is encouraged and permitted provided the source is cited as LIFE in Marathon County:  12th Edition.  Wausau, WI, 2019-2021.

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.

United Way of Marathon County uses local data to identify community needs and priorities for funding and issue work. Both the LIFE Report and the statewide ALICE Report contain valuable information to inform decision making, not only for United Way, but for other community partners as well.