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Overview

Introduction to Marana, Arizona

Marana, Arizona, in Pima county, is 22 miles NW of Tucson, Arizona. The town is considered part of the Tucson metropolitan area.

Marana History

A Jesuit priest named Father Eusebio Francisco Kino visited this area in 1694 as the first European to do so. The name of this town is derived from the Spanish word "maraña," which means "thicket." It was so named because local railroad workers had to clear a dense growths of mesquite so a railway line could be constructed in the 19th century. Marana was incorporated as a town in March of 1977.

Marana and nearby Attractions

  • Ora Mae Harn Park
  • Marana Heritage River Park
  • Wild Burro Canyon Trails
  • Santa Cruz River Walking Path
  • Pima Air Museum

Things To Do In Marana

The Town of Marana provides amenities for a vast assortment of recreational opportunities. There are 8 parks in the town which have facilities for sports like soccer, basketball and tennis. The Ora Mae Harn Park has a public swimming pool. There is also access to a hiking trail and a walking path in the town.

Marana Transportation

Tucson International is the nearest major airport.

Marana Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at the University of Arizona, Pima Community College and Central Arizona College.

Demographics

People

Total Population40,221
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens18.5%
Employed Population 16+16,949
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married64%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.5%
Median Earnings25+$45,944
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,152
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,996

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,338
% Above Poverty Level92.5%
% Below Poverty Level7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home7.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone17%
Median Gross Rent$1,215
Median House Value$220,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.9%
Irish14.2%
English12%
Italian6.6%
French Except Basque3.4%
Polish2.6%
Scottish2%
Norwegian2%
Russian1.6%
Dutch1.6%
Welsh1.3%
Swedish1.3%
African0.9%
Swiss0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Arab0.6%
Austrian0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Liberian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Czech0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Latvian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
German0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
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Marana Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pima County
Standard Zip Codes85653, 85658
Phone Area Codes520
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude32.45
Approximate Longitude-111.29

Marana Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationTUCSON 17 NW
Distance13 miles
Jan Temp40 to 65 F
Apr Temp52 to 81 F
Jul Temp75 to 101 F
Oct Temp58 to 85 F
Annual Precip12.5 inches
StationPICACHO 8 SE
Distance18 miles
Jan Temp40 to 66 F
Apr Temp53 to 85 F
Jul Temp77 to 105 F
Oct Temp59 to 88 F
Annual Precip10 inches
StationTUCSON CAMP AVE EXP FM
Distance19.2 miles
Jan Temp35 to 67 F
Apr Temp46 to 83 F
Jul Temp72 to 101 F
Oct Temp53 to 86 F
Annual Precip12.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Oro Valley42,379$91,080
South Tucson5,627$21,737
Tucson527,586$47,403

Marana Public Schools

A. C. E.
11279 W Grier Rd
ZIP: 85653
High
Total Enrollment 12
Asp - Marana O.c.t.f./a.c.i.
12610 W. Silverbell Rd.
ZIP: 85653
Marana Distance Learning
11279 W. Grier Rd., Unit 115a
ZIP: 85653
Other
Total Enrollment 64
Marana Middle School
11279 West Grier Road
ZIP: 85653
Middle
Total Enrollment 1051
Marjorie W Estes Elementary School
11279 W. Grier Road, Suite 100
ZIP: 85653
Primary
Total Enrollment 949
Mcat High School
13650 N Mcduff
ZIP: 85653
High
Total Enrollment 91
Open Doors Community School
13644 N. Sandario Rd.
ZIP: 85653
Primary
Total Enrollment 106
Roadrunner Elementary School
16651 W. Calle Carmela
ZIP: 85653
Primary
Total Enrollment 441

Marana Private Schools

Sun & Shield Christian Academy
8811 W Avra Valley Rd
ZIP: 85653
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 177
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