Marathon County WI Information


Marathon County Subdivisions

Marathon County WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 136,371
Population in Households 134,748
Population in Familes 110,488
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,623
Population Density1 88
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 54,482
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 37,005
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 59,339 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 39,076 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,406 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,857 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $144,586
Average Home Value $181,105


Median Household Income $53,524
Average Household Income $68,955
Per Capita Income $27,759
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.33%
Households 0.39% 0.4%
Families 0.3% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Marathon County WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marathon County to the other 72 counties and county equivalents in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 10 88th
Population Density1 # 24 68th
Diversity Index2 # 23 69th
Median Household Income # 19 75th
Per Capita Income # 20 74th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.