Marathon, New York

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High Points

Marathon strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 8% Marathon Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Marathon, New York

Comparing Marathon to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6
Age of the Population 4 3
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Senior Citizens 4 4
Racial Diversity 3 1
Male Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 6
Portion of People Married 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 3
Median Family Income 6 3
People Above Poverty 5 3
People in Middle Class or Better 5 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 7
Short Commute Times 6 7
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
Affordability of Rents 6 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
People Living Alone 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 8
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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Marathon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles S of Syracuse, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 148 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Cortland
Standard Zip Codes 13803
Phone Area Codes 607
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.441
Longitude -76.032

Marathon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 34 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches
Distance 26.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 41.2 inches
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Marathon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,063 100%
Male 481 45.2%
Female 582 54.8%
Under 18 310 29.2%
18+ 753 70.8%
65+ 140 13.2%
Median Age 36.4
Average Family Size 3.03
White 1,052 99%
African-American 4 0.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 4 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.6%

Estimated Marathon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,034
Growth -29
Growth % -2.7%

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 20.4%
English 17.8%
US/American 14.3%
Irish 13%
Italian 7.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.3%
Dutch 5.6%
French Canadian 2.4%
Swiss 2%
Welsh 1.2%
Polish 1.2%
Scottish 1.1%
Canadian 1.1%
Danish 0.9%
Norwegian 0.9%
Swedish 0.9%
Hungarian 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Celtic 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Freetown (13803)
Freetown Corners (13803)
Galatia (13803)
Hunts Corners (13803)
Lapeer (13803)
Messengerville (13803)
Texas Valley (13803)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Marathon 1,063 $42,000
Cortland 18,740 $39,167
Dryden 1,832 $54,489
Lisle 302 $45,625
McGraw 1,000 $38,654
Munsons Corners 2,426 $31,983
Whitney Point 965 $44,667

Marathon Public Libraries

Peck Memorial Library
Marathon, New York
(607) 849-6135

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Marathon High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 498 students.

Marathon Colleges

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Tioughnioga River near Marathon between 1890 and 1901

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