Marathon, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Marathon, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Marathon had a population of 911 as of July 1, 2018. Marathon ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Marathon is located at latitude 42.4448 and longitude -76.0362 in Cortland County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Marathon (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cortland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,024 feet.

The Village of Marathon (GNIS ID: 2390964) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Marathon is located within Town of Marathon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cortland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Marathon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Marathon, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 911
Population in Households 911
Population in Familes 735
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 807
Diversity Index2 7


Median Household Income $54,254
Average Household Income $71,764
Per Capita Income $28,906


Total Housing Units 417 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 273 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 115 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $126,667
Average Home Value $137,500


Total Households 388
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 260
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.11% -0.38%
Households -0.03% -0.42%
Families 0.77% -0.47%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   3.11%

Marathon, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marathon to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 845 29th
Population Density # 782 35th
Diversity Index # 1158 3rd
Median Household Income # 773 35th
Per Capita Income # 751 37th

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