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Marathon, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Marathon had a population of 872 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Marathon, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 872
Daytime Population: Workers 603
Daytime Population: Residents 468
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,071
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 872
Population in Familes 701
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 772
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $51,969
Average Household Income $67,344
Per Capita Income $27,001


Total Housing Units 417 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 264 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 108 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $120,253
Average Home Value $135,511


Total Households 372
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 251
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 -0.72% -0.58%
Households -0.61% -0.6%
Families 0.39% -0.65%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   1.91%

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, 2017 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 # 861 28th
Population Density # 799 33rd
Diversity Index # 1158 3rd
Median Household Income # 799 33rd
Per Capita Income # 783 35th

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