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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  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 suburb of Tucson with a population of 43,606. Marana is in Pima County and is one of the best places to live in Arizona. Living in Marana offers residents a rural 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
43,606

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$242,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,222
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Marana Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    45.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    10.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    133.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,071.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    112
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    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
$84,491
National
$55,322
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I love living in Marana, AZ! When I was a young child Marana was not much more than farm country. It has blossomed into a thriving suburb of Tucson with the friendly neighborhood feel of a small town all it's own. Add to that a host of shopping and entertainment venues, mutiple large parks and recreation areas, and an amazing school district. It is truly a wonderful place to call home.
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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.
I love the environment in Marana and the people are so nice as well. It is peaceful and quiet. No loud neighbors or nosy neighbors. They respect your space, considering how close the homes are to each other. I wish the prices of housing would be a little cheaper, on par with the amount one can make on minimum wage and afford a decent house. There isn't much crime which is always something too look into when having children. I feel it is a pretty safe neighborhood.