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Population in 2010: 430. Population change since 2000: -5.5%
Males: 189  (44.0%)
Females: 241  (56.0%)
Median resident age:  57.9 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 79842.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,158 (it was $22,273 in 2000)
Marathon:

$39,158
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $28,695 (it was $17,884 in 2000)

Marathon CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $75,268 (it was $44,000 in 2000)
Marathon:

$75,268
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $83,070; Detached houses: $88,567; Mobile homes: $47,945

Median gross rent in 2013: $472.

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  • Races in Marathon, TX (2010)

    Marathon races chart
    • 23955.6%White alone
    • 18643.3%Hispanic
    • 20.5%American Indian alone
    • 20.5%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Marathon detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Marathon: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (10.4%), Irish (9.1%), German (7.0%), Scotch-Irish (3.5%), French (3.2%), Russian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 4045 feet

Land area: 5.25 square miles.

Population density: 82 people per square mile   (very low).

Marathon, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Marathon:

  • High school or higher: 68.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Marathon CDP:

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 53.6%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 20.1%

55 residents are foreign born (6.7% Latin America, 1.5% Africa, 1.0% Oceania).

This place:

9.5%
Texas:

16.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $741 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $431 (0.6%)

Marathon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Odessa, TX (125.8 miles , pop. 90,943).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (218.0 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (288.6 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Alpine, TX (5.2 miles ), Fort Davis, TX (6.9 miles ), Marfa, TX (6.9 miles ), Sanderson, TX (7.1 miles ), Fort Stockton, TX (7.2 miles ), West Terrell, TX (7.3 miles ), Balmorhea, TX (7.8 miles ), Study Butte, TX (8.0 miles ).

Latitude: 30.21 N, Longitude: 103.24 W

Area code: 432

Marathon household income distribution Marathon home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (31%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (30%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (25%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (23%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Legal occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Marathon: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Marathon, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Marathon-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 28% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 8.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 147.4 miles away from Marathon center
On 8/28/1995 at 10:46:12, a magnitude 6.9 (5.7 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.9 ME, 6.6 MW, Depth: 7.6 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 515.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 243.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/15/1995 at 14:33:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 6.5 miles away from Marathon center
On 3/12/2003 at 23:41:32, a magnitude 6.5 (5.5 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.4 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 513.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Brewster County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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airports located in Marathon:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marathon:

  • Sul Ross State University (about 27 miles; Alpine, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,101)
  • Odessa College (about 126 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 3,107)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 129 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)
  • Midland College (about 143 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • Howard College (about 177 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • Angelo State University (about 186 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,019)
  • El Paso Community College (about 215 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 19,576)

Public high school in Marathon:

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Notable locations in Marathon: Hatch Ranch (A), Marathon Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Brewster County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.0%
(4.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  62.6%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Marathon (2011 data):

  • TransPecos Banks: Transpecos Banks - Marathon at 109 Highway 90, branch established on 2001/04/09. Info updated 2012/03/19: Bank assets: $153.5 mil, Deposits: $139.5 mil, headquarters in Pecos, TX, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Transpecos Financial Corp.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

20.1
Texas average:

14.4

Marathon travel time to work - commute Marathon mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Marathon CDP (based on Brewster County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,9002
Evangelical Protestant1,78514
Mainline Protestant3144
Other2693
Orthodox151
None4,949-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Brewster County:

6.49 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Brewster County:

4.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

12.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Brewster County:

25.0%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.8%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.6%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Marathon:

45.4%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.2%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.0%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Marathon:

34.4%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Here:

52.4%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.8%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Marathon, TX Residents

10.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,054 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.86%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from El Paso County, TX  0.56% ($33,842 average AGI)
from Presidio County, TX  0.53% ($26,611)
from Harris County, TX  0.41% ($80,071)


11.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,234 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.04%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Midland County, TX  0.73% ($30,960 average AGI)
to Ector County, TX  0.56% ($33,684)
to El Paso County, TX  0.56% ($46,211)

Strongest AM radio stations in Marathon:

  • KVLF (1240 AM; 1 kW; ALPINE, TX; Owner: BIG BEND BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KLBO (1330 AM; 5 kW; MONAHANS, TX; Owner: SANDSHILLS COMMUNICATION, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marathon:

  • KALP (92.7 FM; ALPINE, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • 1,460Total average daily traffic
  • 262Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,040Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Marathon)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

58 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 1/8 Mi N Of Us90 On East St 1/4 Mi W Of Us 385 Int (Lat: 30.209056 Lon: -103.237111), Call Sign: KZB283, Licensee ID: L00003043
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.0200 MHz, 47.0600 MHz, 47.1800 MHzGrant Date: 04/17/2004, Expiration Date: 04/28/2014, Cancellation Date: 06/28/2014Registrant: State Of; Texas Dept. Of Transportation Texas, 125 E. 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701-2483, Phone: (512) 506-5141, Fax: (512) 506-5135, Email:
  • Lat: 30.210222 Lon: -130.243361, Call Sign: WPYW540, Licensee ID: L00731226
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHzGrant Date: 10/22/2013, Expiration Date: 11/17/2023, Certifier: Deborah DannelleyRegistrant: Marathon Independent School District
  • MP 587.9, Mp-587.9, Sanderson Sub - Ded (Lat: 30.265722 Lon: -103.422500), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQRJ568
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.515 MHz, 161.550 MHzGrant Date: 05/29/2013, Expiration Date: 05/29/2023, Certifier: Thomas J McgovernRegistrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:
  • MP 571.1, Mp-571.1, Sanderson Sub - Hbd/Ded (Lat: 30.205778 Lon: -103.165806), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQRK501
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.515 MHz, 161.550 MHzGrant Date: 06/05/2013, Expiration Date: 06/05/2023, Certifier: Thomas J McgovernRegistrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KB5LMB, Licensee ID: L00636584, Grant Date: 02/28/2013, Expiration Date: 05/11/2023, Certifier: Susan M Roberts, Registrant: Susan M Roberts, Marathon, TX 79842-0364
  • Call Sign: KB5RCK, Licensee ID: L00446953, Grant Date: 01/20/2012, Expiration Date: 04/07/2022, Registrant: Charles M Sansom, 309 N.E. 5th St., Marathon, TX 79842
  • Call Sign: KC5VNW, Licensee ID: L01148512, Grant Date: 05/06/2006, Expiration Date: 07/30/2016, Registrant: Bobby W Rose, P.O. Box 343, Marathon, TX 79842
  • Call Sign: KF5PDH, Licensee ID: L01698237, Grant Date: 03/23/2012, Expiration Date: 03/23/2022, Certifier: Susan C Foster, Registrant: Susan C Foster, Marathon, TX 79842
  • Call Sign: KG5DAH, Licensee ID: L01878833, Grant Date: 07/07/2014, Expiration Date: 07/07/2024, Certifier: Stephanie J Pattison, Registrant: Stephanie J Pattison, Marathon, TX 79842
  • Call Sign: KG5DAI, Licensee ID: L01878834, Grant Date: 07/07/2014, Expiration Date: 07/07/2024, Certifier: Daniel R Pattison, Registrant: Daniel R Pattison, Marathon, TX 79842

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: MORTON RONALD SUPER KOALA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: VOLKSWAGEN CONVERSION (36 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 122RD , Serial Number: 005, Year manufactured: 2009, Airworthiness Date: 07/17/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Hugh G Hughett, Po Box 367, Marathon, TX 79842
  • Aircraft: PETIT RICHARD A VP 1 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 256RP , Serial Number: RP001, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 04/14/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Guilford Jones, Po Box 456, Marathon, TX 79842
  • Aircraft: MATTHEWS H THOMAS JODEL - F11-A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3068M , Serial Number: 5279, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 05/21/2002
    Registrant (Individual): Jones Guilford, Po Box 456, Marathon, TX 79842
  • Aircraft: BELL 47G-4A (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: LYCOMING VO-540 SERIES (310 HP) (Turbo-shaft)
    N-Number: 7162M , Serial Number: 7569, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 06/17/1998
    Registrant (Individual): Eric M Stovall, Po Box 116, Marathon, TX 79842
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9042C , Serial Number: 31090, Year manufactured: 1954, Airworthiness Date: 09/02/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Eric M Stovall, Po Box 116, Marathon, TX 79842
  • Aircraft: PICARD ROY J RV-4 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 945RV , Serial Number: 945, Year manufactured: 1994, Airworthiness Date: 09/25/1995
    Registrant (Individual): Guilford Jones, Po Box 456, Marathon, TX 79842

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Marathon, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria786.7 years
Pedro570.2 years
James478.6 years
Sam479.1 years
William479.0 years
George381.0 years
Guadalupe382.7 years
Jesse371.6 years
Jose374.0 years
Mary382.0 years
Most common last names in Marathon, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia1082.0 years
Aguilar879.2 years
Roberts677.5 years
Celaya586.6 years
Adams473.5 years
Hernandez482.5 years
Martin475.0 years
Cordova471.5 years
Briseno375.6 years
Acosta379.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (54%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Marathon compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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