Marathon County WI Information


Marathon County Subdivisions

Marathon County WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 137,325
Daytime Population: Workers 76,566
Daytime Population: Residents 62,862
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 139,428
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 135,701
Population in Familes 110,963
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,624
Population Density2 89
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $56,691
Average Household Income $72,643
Per Capita Income $29,164


Total Housing Units 59,513 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38,739 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,997 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,777 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $153,762
Average Home Value $192,059


Total Households 54,736
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 37,092
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.33% 0.38%
Households 0.4% 0.42%
Families 0.29% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   3.01%


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, 2017 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 Density # 24 68th
Diversity Index # 23 68th
Median Household Income # 17 78th
Per Capita Income # 19 75th

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