Marathon, Iowa

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Marathon, Iowa
City
Location of Marathon, Iowa
Location of Marathon, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°51′36″N 94°58′54″W / 42.86000°N 94.98167°W / 42.86000; -94.98167Coordinates: 42°51′36″N 94°58′54″W / 42.86000°N 94.98167°W / 42.86000; -94.98167
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Buena Vista
Area[1]
 • Total 0.74 sq mi (1.92 km2)
 • Land 0.74 sq mi (1.92 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,391 ft (424 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 237
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 242
 • Density 320.3/sq mi (123.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50565
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-49260
GNIS feature ID 0458792

Marathon is a city in Buena Vista County, Iowa, United States. The population was 237 at the 2010 census. The food writer Richard Olney grew up in Marathon.

Geography[edit]

Marathon is located at 42°51′36″N 94°58′54″W / 42.86000°N 94.98167°W / 42.86000; -94.98167 (42.860021, -94.981731).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.74 square miles (1.92 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1900 659 —    
1910 532 −19.3%
1920 520 −2.3%
1930 573 +10.2%
1940 597 +4.2%
1950 565 −5.4%
1960 516 −8.7%
1970 447 −13.4%
1980 442 −1.1%
1990 320 −27.6%
2000 302 −5.6%
2010 237 −21.5%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 237 people, 121 households, and 62 families residing in the city. The population density was 320.3 inhabitants per square mile (123.7 /km2). There were 150 housing units at an average density of 202.7 per square mile (78.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.7% White, 0.4% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 121 households of which 17.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.8% were non-families. 44.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.96 and the average family size was 2.69.

The median age in the city was 49.5 years. 19.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.3% were from 25 to 44; 34.9% were from 45 to 64; and 22.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.5% male and 48.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 302 people, 138 households, and 77 families residing in the city. The population density was 412.7 people per square mile (159.7/km²). There were 162 housing units at an average density of 221.4 per square mile (85.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.01% White, 0.33% Native American, 1.66% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.65% of the population.

There were 138 households out of which 18.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.2% were non-families. 38.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 24.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,982, and the median income for a family was $26,042. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $17,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,751. About 19.0% of families and 22.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 17.2% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.