Marathon County is located in Central Wisconsin. The County Seat is Wausau and the largest city is Wausau. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.marathon.wi.us . The 2014 population estimate is 135,780 and the 2010 census population was 134,063. The land area is 1,544.98 square miles and there are 86.8 persons per square mile.
91.8% of the population is White, 0.8% is Black or African American, 2.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 5.6% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 90% have a high school degree or higher, and 22.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $142,300, there are 53,079 households, an average of 2.50 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,607, the median household income is $53,363, and 10.9% of the persons in Marathon County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 10,659. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,139,106, and sales per capita were $16,456. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0.9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.6%.
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