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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Marana is a town in Arizona with a population of 41,720. Marana is in Pima County and is one of the best places to live in Arizona. Living in Marana offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Marana there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Marana and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Marana are above average.
About Marana...
Population
41,720

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$234,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,218
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Marana Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    35.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    33.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    199.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,340.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    84.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Marana

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$81,041
National
$55,322
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Marana Reviews

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I really enjoy living in Marana. My family and I feel safe and secure in our home. The town keeps the streets clean and managed regularly. It is a little more pricey compared to other options in the Tucson area, but you get what you pay for. There is a variety of community centers and parks for everyone to enjoy. This includes pools, recreation areas, skate parks and sight seeing. There is no other town i would choose to live in other than Marana. It is worth the commute to work everyday. My neighbors are really friendly and helpful. They have been welcoming since the first day i moved in. I highly recommend living in Marana and would advise anyone who has the chance to take it.
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I’ve lived here for 4 plus years now. The town is small but is close enough to Tucson where you get the best if both worlds. It’s quiet and great place to raise a family. The area has kept up with the fast growth of the area and has expanded and winded roads properly unlike other towns that watch the growth and don’t do anything about it or do it to late and do the work and screw up traffic for months. New communities are going up every couple months but so are schools and new roads. The only thing I wish they would do is build a grocery store or two on the north side of town. With Gladden Farms, Red Rock, San Lucas and more communities going up we need a grocery store bad. They are about to build another large community between San Lucas and the Pinal county mine which will add more people and traffic and jobs to the area! This town is a gem and would recommend it to anyone that wants to move to the Tucson area!!!
Marana is a peaceful area just northwest of Tucson. It's far enough out that our back yards are filled with starlight, yet close enough to town for comfort. The summers are hot, but bright and bustling with outdoor activities. The winters are chilly, but sunny. There is plenty to do in the area, from parks and schools to churches and nightlife. I've always loved the desert southwest, and I even brought my four month old son all the way from North Carolina to grow up here. I'm in school now to become a respiratory therapist, my dreams bigger than they've ever been. I couldn't be happier with my decision, and hope my son loves it here as much as I do!