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Overview

Introduction to Marathon, Florida

Marathon, Florida, in Monroe county, is 82 miles SW of Kendall, Florida (center to center) and 92 miles SW of Miami, Florida

Marathon History

There is an interesting story behind the naming of this city. It is said that when workers were toiling day and night to complete the Florida East Coast Railroad, someone remarked that the project was like a Marathon. The comment stuck and was kept in mind while naming the local station. The city is fairly new and was incorporated in 1999.

Marathon and Nearby Attractions

  • Sombrero Beach.
  • Coco Plum Beach.
  • Marathon Community Park.
  • Jesse Hobbs Park.
  • Rotary Children’s Park.
  • Seven-Mile Bridge.
  • Crane Point Hammock.
  • Events Field.

Things To Do In Marathon

The pristine and turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf are highly alluring and have turned Marathon into a highly desirable vacation spot. The popular activities include boating, fishing and snorkeling. The area also has great beaches and parks that assure fun filled and memorable vacations.

Marathon Transportation

Regional air service is provided by Florida Keys Marathon Airport. Miami International Airport provides air travel options for those wanting to travel more broadly.

Marathon Higher Education

The University of Miami is the closest major university.

People

Total Population 8,563
Male Share of the Population 55.4%
Female Share of the Population 44.6%
Senior Citizens 17.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,121
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 41.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.4%
Median Earnings25+ $26,772
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,635
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,000

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,792
% Above Poverty Level 77.2%
% Below Poverty Level 22.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,140
Median House Value $331,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.8%
US/American 0%
English 8.1%
Irish 8.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Marathon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 82 miles SW of Kendall, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles SW of Miami, Florida
County Monroe
Standard Zip Codes 33050
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33051, 33052
Phone Area Codes 305
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 24.713
Longitude -81.09

Marathon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FLAMINGO RANGER STN
Distance 32.1 miles
Jan Temp 56 to 77 F
Apr Temp 64 to 83 F
Jul Temp 74 to 90 F
Oct Temp 69 to 87 F
Annual Precip 47.4 inches
Station KEY WEST NAS
Distance 38.3 miles
Jan Temp 65 to 75 F
Apr Temp 72 to 81 F
Jul Temp 79 to 89 F
Oct Temp 76 to 85 F
Annual Precip 42.7 inches
Station PERRINE 4 W
Distance 72.9 miles
Jan Temp 55 to 76 F
Apr Temp 63 to 83 F
Jul Temp 72 to 90 F
Oct Temp 68 to 85 F
Annual Precip 61.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Marathon, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Conch Key (33050)

Grassy Key (33050)

Marathon Shores (33050, 33052)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Key Colony Beach 739 $85,714
Layton 122 $94,063

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Marathon Hospitals

FISHERMEN'S HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
3301 OVERSEAS HWY
(305) 289-6414
Emergency Service: Yes

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Marathon High Schools

MARATHON HIGH SCHOOL
350 SOMBRERO BEACH ROAD
305-289-2480
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 655 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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