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Marathon County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2017: 135,732 (57% urban, 43% rural); it was 125,834 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 26,068
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 13,022
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 36,109
Renter-occupied apartments: 14,086 (it was 11,593 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

32%

Land area: 1545 sq. mi.

Water area: 31.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 88 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Marathon County: 90.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (24.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (17.5%), Educational, health and social services (16.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Marathon County, WI (2017)
    • 120,35995.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8,0456.4%Asian alone
    • 3,7883.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,1811.7%Two or more races
    • 9220.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3490.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1290.1%Some other race alone
    • 850.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

40.5 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years
Males: 68,099  (50.2%)
Females: 67,633  (49.8%)
Average household size:
Marathon County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $58,173 ($45,165 in 1999)
This county:

$58,173
Wisconsin:

$59,305

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $627 (lower quartile is $468, upper quartile is $762)
This county:

$627
State:

$699


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $148,400 (it was $96,200 in 2000)
Marathon:

$148,400
Wisconsin:

$178,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $103,100 - $218,900
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,168
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $480

Institutionalized population: 1,152

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 40
  • Burglaries: 130
  • Thefts: 374
  • Auto thefts: 24

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 33
  • Burglaries: 127
  • Thefts: 363
  • Auto thefts: 24
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 646 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 1998: 752 buildings, average cost: $115,200
  • 1999: 685 buildings, average cost: $122,400
  • 2000: 652 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2001: 829 buildings, average cost: $132,400
  • 2002: 820 buildings, average cost: $137,200
  • 2003: 1023 buildings, average cost: $139,100
  • 2004: 909 buildings, average cost: $164,500
  • 2005: 870 buildings, average cost: $182,300
  • 2006: 514 buildings, average cost: $183,600
  • 2007: 401 buildings, average cost: $178,800
  • 2008: 272 buildings, average cost: $208,100
  • 2009: 203 buildings, average cost: $173,500
  • 2010: 250 buildings, average cost: $176,600
  • 2011: 200 buildings, average cost: $198,800
  • 2012: 233 buildings, average cost: $205,200
  • 2013: 228 buildings, average cost: $223,400
  • 2014: 218 buildings, average cost: $197,700
  • 2015: 229 buildings, average cost: $203,600
  • 2016: 243 buildings, average cost: $244,300
  • 2017: 291 buildings, average cost: $242,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Marathon, WI residents
Average permit cost in Marathon, WI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,738 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,727 (1.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Marathon, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Marathon, WI in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Marathon, WI in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.4%
Marathon County:

10.4%
Wisconsin:

11.3%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.9% for Black residents, 33.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.4% for American Indian residents, 27.2% for other race residents, 21.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 40.5 years old
(Males: 39.5 years old, Females: 41.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.7 years old, Black residents: 16.7 years old, American Indian residents: 47.1 years old, Asian residents: 24.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.7 years old, Other race residents: 27.2 years old)

Area name: Wausau, WI MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Marathon County is $453 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $558 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $745 a month.

Cities in this county include: Wausau, Weston, Rib Mountain, Kronenwetter, Rothschild, Mosinee, Evergreen, Maine, Stettin, Schofield.

Marathon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2018 air pollution in Marathon County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.034 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Marathon County: Menominee Reservation Campground (A), Red River Camp (B), South Branch Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Marathon County: Saint Joseph Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: West Branch Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Neconish (A), Lake Noseum (B), Pine Lake (C), Perote Lake (D), Saint Joseph Lake (E), Rushes Lake (F), Sunia Lake (G), Turtle Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Evergreen River (A), Oshkosh Creek (B), Lazy Creek (C), McCall Creek (D), Minnow Creek (E), Founder Creek (F), Fish Creek (G), First South Branch Oconto River (H), Elton Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Marathon County: Spirit Rock Historic Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Clark County , Taylor County , Ziebach County, South Dakota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.8%
Wisconsin:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Marathon, WI
County total employment by year in Marathon, WI
County average yearly wages by year in Marathon, WI

Current college students: 4,793
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,241 (61.0% naturalized citizens)

Marathon County:

4.6%
Whole state:

5.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 8052010 or later
  • 1,4622000 to 2009
  • 1,4071990 to 1999
  • 1,5331980 to 1989
  • 4401970 to 1979
  • 595Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.8%

Marathon County marital status for males Marathon County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 41,872
  • One, attached: 2,860
  • Two: 3,539
  • 3 or 4: 2,080
  • 5 to 9: 1,588
  • 10 to 19: 3,327
  • 20 to 49: 1,235
  • 50 or more: 983
  • Mobile homes: 1,667
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 66

Housing units in Marathon County with a mortgage: 23,773 (774 second mortgage, 2,422 home equity loan, 215 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 15,655

Here:

60.5% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Marathon County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic41,26025
Evangelical Protestant23,68675
Mainline Protestant20,77939
Other1,1969
Orthodox401
None47,102-
Marathon County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 32
Marathon County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 54
Marathon County:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 106
This county:

8.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Marathon County:

7.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Marathon County:

27.1%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.2%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Marathon County:

Average size of farms: 183 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $70,890
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $122.84
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.09%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 82.89%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $57,405
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 53.85%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $72,025
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.20%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 27.00
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 42.24%
Corn for grain: 61151 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2332 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 26488 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3,883 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 55 acres

Tornado activity:

Marathon County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 39024070.5 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Marathon County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 311.2 miles away from Marathon County center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 241.7 miles away from the county center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 220.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 323.3 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 406.6 miles away from Marathon County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 488.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 22, 2010 to October 09, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1944: October 21, 2010, FEMA Id: 1944, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3249: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 07, 2004 to July 03, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1526: June 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1526, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: September 02, 2002 to September 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1432: September 10, 2002, FEMA Id: 1432, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 21, 2002 to June 25, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1429: July 19, 2002, FEMA Id: 1429, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 07, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-994: July 02, 1993, FEMA Id: 994, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3014: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3014, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Wisconsin SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 27, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-376: April 27, 1973, FEMA Id: 376, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin TORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 21, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-192: April 21, 1965, FEMA Id: 192, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Marathon County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Marathon

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 61,819 (83.7%)
  • Carpooled: 5,906 (8.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 144 (0.2%)
  • Railroad: 17 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 591 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 98 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 1,652 (2.2%)
  • Worked at home: 3,666 (5.0%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Laos (31%)
  • Mexico (17%)
  • Thailand (16%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • India (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Marathon County


  • German (45%)
  • Polish (10%)
  • American (5%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Norwegian (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • English (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Marathon County, Wisconsin in 2000:

  • 820 people in nursing homes
  • 266 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 223 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 155 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 86 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 62 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 57 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 17 people in other group homes
  • 15 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 10 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 8 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 8 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 7 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 7 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 3 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

People in group quarters in Marathon County, Wisconsin in 2010:

  • 857 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 312 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 248 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 121 people in college/university student housing
  • 30 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 26 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 16 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 13 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 9 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 6 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 3 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $69,963.

4.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,041 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.54%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.26% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($31,732 average AGI)
1.28% relocated from other states ($15,310 average AGI)
Marathon County:

1.28%
Wisconsin average:

1.91%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wood County, WI  0.48% ($53,070 average AGI)
from Portage County, WI  0.35% ($46,945)
from Lincoln County, WI  0.31% ($39,672)
from Clark County, WI  0.25% ($36,193)
from Dane County, WI  0.17% ($52,907)
from Shawano County, WI  0.16% ($36,923)
from Oneida County, WI  0.12% ($61,412)


4.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,367 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.86%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.29% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($32,557 average AGI)
1.57% relocated to other states ($18,811 average AGI)
Marathon County:

1.57%
Wisconsin average:

2.13%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wood County, WI  0.44% ($39,397 average AGI)
to Portage County, WI  0.32% ($53,335)
to Lincoln County, WI  0.28% ($48,704)
to Dane County, WI  0.25% ($47,900)
to Clark County, WI  0.21% ($39,941)
to Shawano County, WI  0.17% ($31,821)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.14% ($39,646)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.3

Births per 1000 population in Marathon County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Marathon County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Marathon County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Marathon County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Marathon County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Marathon County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Marathon County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Marathon County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Marathon County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 19,887 (17,242 aged, 2,645 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,220 (3%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Marathon County, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,013)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,009)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (938)
  • Unspecified dementia (733)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (675)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (576)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (506)
  • Congestive heart failure (472)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (293)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (273)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.78
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,738
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 198
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 19,560

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,148
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 720
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 53
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 62

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 123.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 71.0
  • Suffocation - 24.8
  • Other - 28.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 135,732
  • In family households: 108,904 (19,092 male householders, 16,457 female householders)
    29,966 spouses, 36,307 children (34,254 natural, 508 adopted, 1,545 stepchildren), 1,866 grandchildren, 1,345 brothers or sisters, 735 parents, 833 other relatives, 2,303 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 25,215 (9,814 male householders (7,357 living alone)), 9,721 female householders (8,031 living alone)), 5,680 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,613

Size of family households: 19,318 2-persons, 6,221 3-persons, 5,412 4-persons, 2,373 5-persons, 1,138 6-persons, 1,087 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 15,388 1-person, 3,502 2-persons, 424 3-persons, 77 4-persons, 144 5-persons.

23,188 married couples with children.
4,825 single-parent households (1,818 men, 3,007 women).

91.9% of residents of Marathon speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
4.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $535,472,000 ($4,192 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $11,472,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $250,610,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $103,028,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,436,000
Federal grants: $123,681,000
Federal procurement contracts: $11,124,000 ($390,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $36,594,000 ($3,980,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,644,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $30,510,000
Federal Government insurance: $47,481,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 7,870
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,975
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +564
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -205
Here -2 per 1000 residents
State +3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Marathon County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 16.01 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.2

Year house built in Marathon County, Wisconsin
  • Year house built in Marathon County, Wisconsin
  • 1,0832014 or later
  • 1,5102010 to 2013
  • 7,1692000 to 2009
  • 7,7081990 to 1999
  • 6,0021980 to 1989
  • 9,6951970 to 1979
  • 5,3301960 to 1969
  • 6,4911950 to 1959
  • 2,6161940 to 1949
  • 11,6131939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Marathon County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Marathon County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Marathon County, Wisconsin
  • 01 room
  • 1002 rooms
  • 4033 rooms
  • 2,3734 rooms
  • 6,9265 rooms
  • 9,0106 rooms
  • 7,7697 rooms
  • 5,0038 rooms
  • 7,8449+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Marathon County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Marathon County, Wisconsin
  • 7631 room
  • 1,1542 rooms
  • 3,2293 rooms
  • 4,5104 rooms
  • 2,4305 rooms
  • 1,9806 rooms
  • 5367 rooms
  • 5888 rooms
  • 4669+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Marathon County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Marathon County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Marathon County, Wisconsin
  • 8no bedroom
  • 3721 bedroom
  • 5,6402 bedrooms
  • 22,6843 bedrooms
  • 8,3264 bedrooms
  • 2,3985+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Marathon County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Marathon County, Wisconsin
  • 829no bedroom
  • 3,4351 bedroom
  • 8,1582 bedrooms
  • 2,3463 bedrooms
  • 6034 bedrooms
  • 2855+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Marathon County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Marathon County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Marathon County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 759no vehicle
  • 6,6331 vehicle
  • 19,4982 vehicles
  • 8,6013 vehicles
  • 2,5354 vehicles
  • 1,4025+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Marathon County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Marathon County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,910no vehicle
  • 7,1801 vehicle
  • 5,1592 vehicles
  • 9983 vehicles
  • 3134 vehicles
  • 965+ vehicles

87.3% of Marathon County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Wisconsin.

Marathon County:

87.3%
State average:

85.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 105,324
  • Other state: 23,029
  • Northeast: 1,374
  • Midwest: 14,622
  • South: 3,637
  • West: 3,396
Year householders moved into unit in Marathon County, WI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Marathon County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 63.0%Utility gas
  • 18.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.0%Wood
  • 5.1%Electricity
  • 4.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 53.0%Utility gas
  • 33.7%Electricity
  • 5.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.5%Other fuel
  • 1.8%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,415
Here:

17.3%
Wisconsin:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 316
Here:

5.0%
Wisconsin:

8.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 984
Here:

15.4%
Wisconsin:

18.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Marathon County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $312,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $42,825,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $4,857,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,610,000
    Air Transportation: $3,606,000
    Other: $3,229,000
    Parks and Recreation: $860,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $184,000
    Regular Highways: $11,000
    Parking Facilities: $5,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,458,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,220,000
    General Public Buildings: $798,000
    Parks and Recreation: $445,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $20,000
    Libraries: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $57,821,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,198,000
    Regular Highways: $12,859,000
    Health - Other: $12,532,000
    Police Protection: $12,290,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,586,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,620,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,450,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,449,000
    Air Transportation: $4,538,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,875,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,760,000
    Financial Administration: $3,624,000
    Libraries: $3,416,000
    General - Other: $2,691,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,391,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $549,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,079,000
    Other: $357,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,000
    Highways: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $524,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $9,289,000
    Other: $1,211,000
    Highways: $451,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,306,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,277,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,573,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,545,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,028,000
    Rents: $686,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $657,000
    General Revenue - Other: $430,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $227,000
    Sale of Property: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,712,000
    Police Protection: $359,000
    General - Other: $186,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $123,137,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,500,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $12,674,000
    Health and Hospitals: $8,654,000
    Highways: $7,363,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,685,000
    Education: $2,764,000
    Other: $2,101,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $46,784,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,736,000
    Other License: $321,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $280,000
    Other: $192,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $56,369,000

Marathon County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $312,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $42,825,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $4,857,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,610,000
    Air Transportation: $3,606,000
    Other: $3,229,000
    Parks and Recreation: $860,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $184,000
    Regular Highways: $11,000
    Parking Facilities: $5,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,458,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,220,000
    General Public Buildings: $798,000
    Parks and Recreation: $445,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $20,000
    Libraries: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $57,821,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,198,000
    Regular Highways: $12,859,000
    Health - Other: $12,532,000
    Police Protection: $12,290,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,586,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,620,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,450,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,449,000
    Air Transportation: $4,538,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,875,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,760,000
    Financial Administration: $3,624,000
    Libraries: $3,416,000
    General - Other: $2,691,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,391,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $549,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,079,000
    Other: $357,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,000
    Highways: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $524,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $9,289,000
    Other: $1,211,000
    Highways: $451,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,306,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,277,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,573,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,545,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,028,000
    Rents: $686,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $657,000
    General Revenue - Other: $430,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $227,000
    Sale of Property: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,712,000
    Police Protection: $359,000
    General - Other: $186,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $123,137,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,500,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $12,674,000
    Health and Hospitals: $8,654,000
    Highways: $7,363,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,685,000
    Education: $2,764,000
    Other: $2,101,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $46,784,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,736,000
    Other License: $321,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $280,000
    Other: $192,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $56,369,000

Marathon County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $312,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $42,825,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $4,857,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,610,000
    Air Transportation: $3,606,000
    Other: $3,229,000
    Parks and Recreation: $860,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $184,000
    Regular Highways: $11,000
    Parking Facilities: $5,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,458,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,220,000
    General Public Buildings: $798,000
    Parks and Recreation: $445,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $20,000
    Libraries: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $57,821,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,198,000
    Regular Highways: $12,859,000
    Health - Other: $12,532,000
    Police Protection: $12,290,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,586,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,620,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,450,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,449,000
    Air Transportation: $4,538,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,875,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,760,000
    Financial Administration: $3,624,000
    Libraries: $3,416,000
    General - Other: $2,691,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,391,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $549,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,079,000
    Other: $357,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,000
    Highways: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $524,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $9,289,000
    Other: $1,211,000
    Highways: $451,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,306,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,277,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,573,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,545,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,028,000
    Rents: $686,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $657,000
    General Revenue - Other: $430,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $227,000
    Sale of Property: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,712,000
    Police Protection: $359,000
    General - Other: $186,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $123,137,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,500,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $12,674,000
    Health and Hospitals: $8,654,000
    Highways: $7,363,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,685,000
    Education: $2,764,000
    Other: $2,101,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $46,784,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,736,000
    Other License: $321,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $280,000
    Other: $192,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $56,369,000

Marathon County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $312,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $42,825,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $4,857,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,610,000
    Air Transportation: $3,606,000
    Other: $3,229,000
    Parks and Recreation: $860,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $184,000
    Regular Highways: $11,000
    Parking Facilities: $5,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,458,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,220,000
    General Public Buildings: $798,000
    Parks and Recreation: $445,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $20,000
    Libraries: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $57,821,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,198,000
    Regular Highways: $12,859,000
    Health - Other: $12,532,000
    Police Protection: $12,290,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,586,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,620,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,450,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,449,000
    Air Transportation: $4,538,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,875,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,760,000
    Financial Administration: $3,624,000
    Libraries: $3,416,000
    General - Other: $2,691,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,391,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $549,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,079,000
    Other: $357,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,000
    Highways: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $524,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $9,289,000
    Other: $1,211,000
    Highways: $451,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,306,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,277,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,573,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,545,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,028,000
    Rents: $686,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $657,000
    General Revenue - Other: $430,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $227,000
    Sale of Property: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,712,000
    Police Protection: $359,000
    General - Other: $186,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $123,137,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,500,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $12,674,000
    Health and Hospitals: $8,654,000
    Highways: $7,363,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,685,000
    Education: $2,764,000
    Other: $2,101,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $46,784,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,736,000
    Other License: $321,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $280,000
    Other: $192,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $56,369,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,911
  • Number of aged recipients: 201
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,710
  • Number of recipients under 18: 264
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,235
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 412
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 677
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 841
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED246$117,7441,002$118,1835,787$130,900261$66,01121$622,952355$123,49979$35,304
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$118,92962$122,710280$133,66119$57,8421$5,380,00017$114,47111$24,727
APPLICATIONS DENIED33$114,152201$90,721965$142,75579$40,4301$590,00044$108,84157$38,526
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN16$102,000103$106,291734$140,53017$83,8242$1,242,00025$106,6004$119,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$138,00016$103,000186$138,51613$99,8460$09$80,0001$9,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED200$145,475287$149,5401$136,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED33$135,33342$144,0952$77,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED28$146,67937$150,7570$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN21$133,33327$139,3330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$180,5003$141,6670$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Marathon, WI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Marathon, WI - Value
Most common first names in Marathon County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John83677.2 years
William57777.4 years
Mary54481.6 years
Robert43772.4 years
Edward43576.7 years
Helen42782.2 years
Walter42377.3 years
Frank41978.9 years
Joseph40877.9 years
George40877.8 years
Most common last names in Marathon County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Krueger16079.5 years
Johnson16077.0 years
Miller13676.6 years
Schmidt12777.4 years
Schultz12478.8 years
Smith10675.5 years
Krause9578.7 years
Mueller8578.1 years
Nelson8577.4 years
Peterson8278.6 years
Businesses in Marathon County, WI
NameCountNameCount
ALDI2Jones New York4
AT&T3Justice1
Ace Hardware1KFC2
Advance Auto Parts2Kohl's1
Aeropostale1La Quinta1
AmericInn1La-Z-Boy4
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Bryant1
Applebee's2Lane Furniture2
Arby's6LensCrafters1
Audi1Little Caesars Pizza3
AutoZone1Marriott1
Barnes & Noble1MasterBrand Cabinets15
Bath & Body Works2Maurices2
Baymont Inn1Mazda1
Bed Bath & Beyond1McDonald's8
Best Western2Menards2
Blockbuster1Motel 61
Buffalo Wild Wings1Motherhood Maternity2
Burger King4Nike12
Carson Pirie Scott2Nissan1
Chevrolet3OfficeMax2
Coldwater Creek1Old Navy1
Comfort Inn1Olive Garden1
Curves2Pac Sun1
DHL1Payless1
Dairy Queen3Penske2
Days Inn2PetSmart1
Deb1Pier 1 Imports1
Dennys1Pizza Hut3
Domino's Pizza3Qdoba Mexican Grill1
DressBarn1RadioShack3
Dressbarn1Rue211
Econo Lodge1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Ethan Allen1Sam's Club1
Famous Footwear1Sears3
FedEx15Slumberland2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Spencer Gifts1
Ford3Sprint Nextel3
GNC3Starbucks3
GameStop2Subaru1
Gap1Subway18
Goodwill6Super 81
H&R Block5T.J.Maxx1
Hardee's2Taco Bell3
Haworth1Target2
Hilton1Toyota1
Holiday Inn4True Value2
Hollister Co.1U-Haul7
Home Depot1U.S. Cellular3
Honda1UPS19
Hot Topic1Victoria's Secret1
Howard Johnson1Volkswagen1
Hyundai1Walgreens3
IHOP1Walmart2
JCPenney2Wendy's3
Jimmy John's1YMCA3

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  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"