Marathon is located close to the center of Wisconsin. Marathon is part of Marathon County. Marathon has 2.41 square miles of land area and 0.01 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Marathon population is 1,472, which has shrunk 10.24% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 6.73% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Marathon median household income is $58,281 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 32.27% since 2000. The income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 20.43% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Marathon median house value is $138,000 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 42.27% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 47.86% and is lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Marathon is better than the state average in quality. The Marathon area code is 715.