Marathon is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 8,750 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Marathon is the 218th largest community in Florida.
Marathon home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Marathon real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Marathon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Marathon is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Marathon who work in office and administrative support (16.91%), sales jobs (12.01%), and management occupations (9.94%).
Marathon is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Marathon, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
Another notable thing is that Marathon is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Marathon’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
One of the benefits of Marathon is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.75 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The population of Marathon overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Marathon, 24.71% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Marathon in 2010 was $28,585, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,340 for a family of four. However, Marathon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Marathon is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Marathon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Marathon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Marathon also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 31.83% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Marathon include English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Marathon's cultural character, accounting for 23.04% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Marathon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.