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Marathon, Texas - Basic Facts

The Marathon Census Designated Place had a population of 467 as of July 1, 2018. 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 30.2052 and longitude -103.2446 in Brewster County. The formal boundaries for the Marathon Census Designated Place 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.

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Marathon, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 467
Population in Households 467
Population in Familes 363
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 89
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $48,067
Average Household Income $60,971
Per Capita Income $27,802


Total Housing Units 351 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 139 (39.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 (41.0%)
Median Home Value $102,778
Average Home Value $113,949


Total Households 207
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 124
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.01% 0.88%
Households 1.04% 0.95%
Families 0.5% 0.95%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

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, 2018 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 # 1285 27th
Population Density # 1652 6th
Diversity Index # 606 65th
Median Household Income # 832 52nd
Per Capita Income # 556 68th

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