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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Marathon County is located in Wisconsin with a population of 135,293. Living in Marathon County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Marathon County there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Marathon County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Marathon County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$147,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$709
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Marathon County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    144.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    3
    6.1
  • Rape
    62.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    21.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    168.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,193.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    56.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Marathon County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,509
National
$55,322

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