Marathon City, Wisconsin

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Marathon City, Wisconsin

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Marathon City Low Violent Crime
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Marathon City Low Rate of Poverty
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Marathon City Short Commute Times
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Marathon City People in Middle Class or Better
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Marathon City Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Marathon City Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Marathon City Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Marathon City Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Marathon City, Wisconsin

Comparing Marathon City to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 9 6
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Senior Citizens 4 4
Racial Diversity 4 5
Age of the Population 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
Median Family Income 9 7
College Educated Adults 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Public Transportation Use 7 6
Working at Home 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 7 8
Affordability of Rents 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 2
People Living Alone 5 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 7 8

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Marathon City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 82 miles E of Eau Claire, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 159 miles E of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Marathon
Metro Area Wausau
Standard Zip Codes 54448
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.93
Longitude -89.83

Marathon City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Distance 29.1 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 55 F
Annual Precip 33.2 inches
Distance 32.1 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 32.1 inches
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Marathon City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,640 100%
Male 788 48%
Female 852 52%
Under 18 434 26.5%
18+ 1,206 73.5%
65+ 220 13.4%
Median Age 35.8
Average Family Size 3.14
White 1,616 98.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 19 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 4 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.3%

Estimated Marathon City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,529
Growth -111
Growth % -6.8%

Marathon City 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 64.8%
Polish 13.4%
Norwegian 4.1%
US/American 2.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.2%
French Canadian 2%
Irish 2%
English 1.5%
Czech 1.2%
Finnish 1%
Italian 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Swedish 0.9%
Swiss 0.7%
Austrian 0.6%
Dutch 0.4%
Slovak 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Little Chicago (54448)
Marathon (54448)

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 City 1,640 $53,036
Edgar 1,386 $51,250
Fenwood 174 $48,750
Mosinee 4,063 $51,776
Rothschild 4,970 $58,149
Schofield 2,117 $50,850
Wausau 38,426 $47,065
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