For population 25 years and over in Marathon:
For population 15 years and over in Marathon CDP:
50 residents are foreign born (5.7% Latin America, 1.7% Africa, 1.2% Oceania).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,157 (1.3%)
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-Terlingua, TX (8.0 miles ).
Latitude: 30.21 N, Longitude: 103.24 W
Area code: 432
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
Marathon-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/22/1987, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 60.7 miles away from the Marathon place center killed 30 people and injured 121 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 5/4/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 56.7 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Marathon-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 40% 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 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 4/15/1998 at 10:33:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 3.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/1995 at 17:45:59, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 9.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/1/1995 at 01:06:15, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 9.0 miles away from Marathon center
On 4/14/1995 at 02:19:38, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 9.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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).
Airports located in Marathon:
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marathon:
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Public high school in Marathon:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 17.2%
(5.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 28.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for other race residents, 38.1% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Marathon compared to Texas state average:
Banks with branches in Marathon (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Marathon (based on Brewster County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.00%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
11.54% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,827 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
12.00% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,507 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Marathon)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
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:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:6
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: