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Marathon is a town in Cortland County, in the Cortland metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Marathon. For links to other places called Marathon, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Marathon is 42.452N. The longitude is -76.012W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,332 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,189.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Marathon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cortland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 13803 ZIP code.
18% of Marathon residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Marathon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Marathon was $15,322, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Marathon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Marathon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $362. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $841.
Cortland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Marathon political report.
The average commute time for Marathon workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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