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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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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.
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.
Libraries in Marathon include Marathon Public Library ... View libraries
Brewster County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Marathon political report.
The average commute time for Marathon workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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