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Marathon, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Marathon City had a population of 1,504 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Marathon is located at latitude 44.9329 and longitude -89.851 in Marathon County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Marathon City (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Marathon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,283 feet.

The Village of Marathon City (GNIS ID: 1583649) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Marathon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Marathon: Marathon City.

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


Total Population 1,504
Population in Households 1,502
Population in Familes 1,247
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 625
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 636
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 442
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 683 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 475 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 160 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $134,397
Average Home Value $142,827


Median Household Income $57,729
Average Household Income $69,206
Per Capita Income $29,102
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.21% -0.01%
Households -0.05% 0.06%
Families -0.18% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
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, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marathon to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 312 60th
Population Density1 # 398 49th
Diversity Index2 # 484 37th
Median Household Income # 219 72nd
Per Capita Income # 214 72nd

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