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Marathon is a city in Monroe County, in the Key West-Marathon metro area.

The community was named for the strenuous work of laborers building Henry Flagler's railroad.

The latitude of Marathon is 24.713N. The longitude is -81.09W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,143.


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Median household income
Local
$36,010
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Marathon demographic reports
Marathon is on Key Vaca.
Marathon was once a base camp for Flagler's railroad.
Filming location for:
· 1994 movie, "True Lies"
· 2002 movie, "Red Dragon"
Local festivals include:
  • Bahamian Heritage Festival - January 25-27, 2008
  • Seafood Festival - March 17-18, 2007
Dates often change. Check Marathon web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Marathon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Monroe County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 33050 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Marathon residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Marathon ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Marathon was $22,894, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

21% of Marathon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Marathon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $628.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,318.


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Libraries in Marathon include George Dolezal Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Marathon include Florida Keys Keynoter

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Politics

Monroe County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Marathon political report.

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Traffic

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

A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Marathon between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 8.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Marathon include Banana Bay Resort & Marina, Holiday Inn Resort & Marina, Ramada Inn Marathon, Sombrero Resort & Lighthouse Marina, The Hammocks at Marathon, Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort.

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