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Time Zone: Marathon County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Wausau is the Seat for Marathon County.

Marathon County was founded in 1850 and was created by taking area from PortageCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Marathon had a population of 131,612 people. This is an increase of 4.59% since the last Census (which gave a population of 125,834 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Marathon represented 2.35% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 10th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010134,063+6.54%+1.86% since 2009
2009131,612+4.59%+0.43% since 2008
2008131,043+4.14%+0.81% since 2007
2000125,834The Last Census

More information can be found on the Marathon County Census Page for Marathon County.


Below are some of the communities located in Marathon County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Marathon County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Wausau   38,43038,426  
Weston   13,87612,07914.88% increase  
Rib Mountain   7,1817,5564.96% decrease  
Kronenwetter   6,9305,36929.07% increase  
Rothschild   5,2944,9706.52% increase  

Websites for Marathon County

Official Website:   www.co.marathon.wi.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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