Marathon, Iowa

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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

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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Marathon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 302 100%
Male 151 50%
Female 151 50%
Under 18 74 24.5%
18+ 228 75.5%
65+ 74 24.5%
Median Age 43.8
Average Family Size 2.96
White 296 98%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.3%
Other 5 1.7%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 2.6%

Estimated Marathon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 298
Growth -4
Growth % -1.3%

Marathon Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 30.5%
English 13%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12%
Swedish 10.5%
Norwegian 10%
US/American 6.5%
Dutch 3.5%
Irish 3%
Polish 2.5%
Scottish 1.5%
Czech 1.5%
Danish 1.5%
Pennsylvania German 1%
Slavic 1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Italian 1%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Marathon 302 $26,042
Albert City 709 $36,167
Ayrshire 202 $30,893
Laurens 1,476 $43,661
Rembrandt 228 $50,417
Sioux Rapids 720 $40,417
Webb 165 $31,500

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

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