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Population in 2010: 430.
Population change since 2000: -5.5%
Males: 213  (49.6%)
Females: 217  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

54.4 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 79842.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $33,028 (it was $22,273 in 2000)
Marathon:

$33,028
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,917 (it was $17,884 in 2000)

Marathon CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $97,388 (it was $44,000 in 2000)
Marathon:

$97,388
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $115,633; detached houses: $126,445; mobile homes: $67,956

Median gross rent in 2017: $574.

March 2019 cost of living index in Marathon: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.0%
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  • Races in Marathon, TX (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Marathon, Texas as of July 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Marathon is 441 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: German (5.8%), English (5.5%), Scottish (5.1%), American (4.5%), Italian (1.7%), Russian (1.7%).

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

47 residents are foreign born (9.4% Latin America, 1.1% Europe).

This place:

10.5%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $848 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $910 (0.9%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Marathon, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Marathon, TX in 2017
Marathon satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Marathon, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (16.5%)
  • Construction (14.5%)
  • Educational services (14.5%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (5.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.2%)
  • Health care (5.2%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (25.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.3%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (33.9%)
  • Educational services (21.1%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (9.2%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.6%)
  • Fuel dealers (4.6%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Marathon, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.6%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Construction laborers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.0%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.1%)
  • Construction laborers (7.1%)
  • Religious workers (6.4%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)

Average climate in Marathon, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Marathon, Texas average temperatures Marathon, Texas average precipitation Marathon, Texas humidity Marathon, Texas wind speed Marathon, Texas snowfall Marathon, Texas sunshine Marathon, Texas clear and cloudy days

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 Marathon 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 Marathon 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 Marathon 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 (13).
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).
Marathon topographic map

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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Points of interest:

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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
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.

For population 15 years and over in Marathon:

Marital status in Marathon, TX
  • Never married: 15.9%
  • Now married: 67.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

For population 25 years and over in Marathon:

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.4
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Marathon, TX (based on Brewster County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

6.49 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

4.33 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

12.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Brewster County:

8.0%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.0%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
Texas:

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

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
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 10.0mTotal length
  • 2,050Total average daily traffic
  • 413Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,900Total future (year 2033) 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:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast 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 MHz, Grant Date: 04/17/2004, Expiration Date: 04/28/2014, Cancellation Date: 06/28/2014, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 10/22/2013, Expiration Date: 11/17/2023, Certifier: Deborah Dannelley, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 05/29/2013, Expiration Date: 05/29/2023, Certifier: Thomas J Mcgovern, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 06/05/2013, Expiration Date: 06/05/2023, Certifier: Thomas J Mcgovern, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

33 (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: 07/06/2016, Expiration Date: 07/30/2026, 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:

7
  • Aircraft: BELL 47G-3B-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: LYCOMING GO-480 SERIES (295 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 18829 , Serial Number: 3689, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 03/26/1990, Certificate Issue Date: 11/15/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Eric M Stovall, Po Box 116, Marathon, TX 79842
  • Aircraft: HUGHES 369HS (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: ALLISON 250 SER 400HP (400 HP) (Turbo-shaft)
    N-Number: 926ES , Serial Number: 940641S, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 11/25/1974, Certificate Issue Date: 03/28/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Eric Stovall, Po Box 116, Marathon, TX 79842
  • Aircraft: HUGHES 369HS (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: ALLISON 250 SER 400HP (400 HP) (Turbo-shaft)
    N-Number: 9220F , Serial Number: 940641S, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 11/25/1974, Certificate Issue Date: 03/28/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Eric Stovall, Po Box 116, Marathon, TX 79843
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 01/03/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Hugh G Hughett, Po Box 367, Marathon, TX 79842
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/28/2018
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 05/29/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Guilford Jones, Po Box 456, Marathon, TX 79842
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/12/2018
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 07/28/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Guilford Jones, Po Box 456, Marathon, TX 79842
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 06/08/2018
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 09/30/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Jones Guilford, Po Box 456, Marathon, TX 79842

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Marathon, TX
  • 46.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 36.1%Electricity
  • 17.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Marathon, TX
  • 70.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 29.3%Electricity


Marathon compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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