Marathon, TX 79842 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 79842: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Marathon, TX 79842

  • ZIP Code Type: PO BOX
  • Businesses Addresses: 35
  • Single Family Addresses: 1
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Brewster County
  • Centroid: Latitude 30.126, Longitude -103.14
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Marathon, TX 79842 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 541
Population in Households 541
Population in Familes 416
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 0
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 241
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 144
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 451 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 164 (36.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 (46.6%)
Median Home Value $94,068
Average Home Value $108,232


Median Household Income $44,126
Average Household Income $60,359
Per Capita Income $26,888
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.21% -0.33%
Households -0.33% -0.42%
Families -0.44% -0.56%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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 79842 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 79842 to the other 1,873 ZIP Codes 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 # 1569 16th
Population Density1 # 1838 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 856 54th
Median Household Income # 1139 39th
Per Capita Income # 705 62nd

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