Marathon, IA 50565 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50565: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Marathon, IA 50565

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 13
  • Single Family Addresses: 121
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Buena Vista County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.86, Longitude -94.984
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Marathon, IA 50565 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 416
Daytime Population: Workers 37
Daytime Population: Residents 180
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 217
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.52
Population in Households 416
Population in Familes 335
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 10
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $46,354
Average Household Income $60,416
Per Capita Income $28,030


Total Housing Units 256 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 149 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (24.6%)
Median Home Value $80,469
Average Home Value $126,342


Total Households 193
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 132
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 -1.38% -0.88%
Households -1.35% -0.84%
Families -1.38% -0.93%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Marathon, IA 50565 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50565 to the other 963 ZIP Codes in Iowa 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 # 743 23rd
Population Density # 847 12th
Diversity Index # 267 72nd
Median Household Income # 812 16th
Per Capita Income # 482 50th

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