Rothschild (pronounced RAWTH-child(the "s" is silent)) is a village in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the Wausau, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 4,970 at the 2000 census. Rothschild is the northern terminus of Interstate 39, which starts in Normal, Illinois.
Rothschild is located at 44°52′54″N 89°37′14″W / 44.88167°N 89.62056°W / 44.88167; -89.62056 (44.881718, -89.620670). According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 6.9 square miles (17.8 km²), of which, 6.5 square miles (16.9 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (5.24%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,970 people, 1,922 households, and 1,406 families residing in the village. The population density was 763.1 people per square mile (294.8/km²). There were 1,988 housing units at an average density of 305.2 per square mile (117.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.16% White, 0.28% African American, 0.28% Native American, 2.88% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.28% of the population.