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Marathon, Texas - Basic Facts

The Marathon Census Designated Place had a population of 425 as of July 1, 2016. Marathon ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Marathon is located at latitude 30.2209 and longitude -103.2366 in Brewster County. The formal boundaries for the Marathon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Brewster County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 4,055 feet.

The Marathon Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408173) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Marathon Census Designated Place is located within Marathon Division of Brewster County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Marathon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Marathon, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 425
Population in Households 425
Population in Familes 327
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 81
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 186
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 111
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 322 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 127 (39.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 (42.2%)
Median Home Value $94,444
Average Home Value $106,944


Median Household Income $43,752
Average Household Income $60,455
Per Capita Income $27,218
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.19% -0.33%
Households -0.34% -0.32%
Families -1.11% -0.55%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Marathon, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marathon to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1310 25th
Population Density1 # 1665 5th
Diversity Index2 # 611 65th
Median Household Income # 894 49th
Per Capita Income # 486 72nd

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