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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.

People

Total Population 38,280
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 17.4%
Employed Population 16+ 16,203
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 62.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40.5%
Median Earnings25+ $44,237
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,008
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,517

Wealth

Median Family Income $78,634
% Above Poverty Level 94.2%
% Below Poverty Level 5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,252
Median House Value $212,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38%
US/American 0%
English 10.9%
Irish 13.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Marana Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 22 miles NW of Tucson, Arizona
County Pima
Metro Area Tucson
Standard Zip Codes 85653
Phone Area Codes 520
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.436
Longitude -111.224

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)

Station TUCSON 17 NW
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 65 F
Apr Temp 52 to 81 F
Jul Temp 75 to 101 F
Oct Temp 58 to 85 F
Annual Precip 12.5 inches
Station PICACHO 8 SE
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 66 F
Apr Temp 53 to 85 F
Jul Temp 77 to 105 F
Oct Temp 59 to 88 F
Annual Precip 10 inches
Station TUCSON CAMP AVE EXP FM
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 67 F
Apr Temp 46 to 83 F
Jul Temp 72 to 101 F
Oct Temp 53 to 86 F
Annual Precip 12.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Oro Valley 41,965 $90,276
South Tucson 5,686 $24,286
Tucson 528,374 $46,603

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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520-682-1014
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