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Marathon is in Brewster County.

The community was named after the city in Greece

The latitude of Marathon is 30.205N. The longitude is -103.244W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,055 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 455.


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Median household income
Local
$22,273
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Marathon demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • West Fest - Sept. 21-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Marathon web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Big Bend National Park
Wildlife: Black Gap Wildlife Management Area


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Ancestry & family history

5% of Marathon residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Marathon ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Marathon was $17,884, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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23% of Marathon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Marathon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $291.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $645.


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Brewster County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Marathon political report.

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The average commute time for Marathon workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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