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People

Total Population 276
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 12%
Employed Population 16+ 104
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 47.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,750
% Above Poverty Level 62.7%
% Below Poverty Level 37.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31%
Median Gross Rent $525
Median House Value $19,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.6%
US/American 0%
English 7.2%
Irish 6.9%

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

Marathon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 76 miles E of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 121 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Buena Vista
Standard Zip Codes 50565
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.861
Longitude -94.982

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 SIOUX RAPIDS 4 E
Distance 5 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 31.3 inches
Station STORM LAKE 2 E
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Station SPENCER 1 N
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 28.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Albert City 631 $55,313
Ayrshire 152 $53,750
Laurens 1,271 $51,875

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

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Marathon Public Library
"103 W. ATTICA ST., BOX 200"
Marathon, Iowa
(712) 289-2200

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