Marana, AZ

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Living in Marana

Marana is a medium-sized town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 49,030 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Marana is the 27th largest community in Arizona. Much of the housing stock in Marana was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Marana economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Marana, where the median household income is $85,812.00.

Marana real estate is some of the most expensive in Arizona, although Marana house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Marana is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Marana is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marana who work in office and administrative support (11.68%), sales jobs (11.68%), and management occupations (10.72%).

Also of interest is that Marana has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.67% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One downside of living in Marana, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.93 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Marana ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Marana, 44.93% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Marana in 2018 was $36,182, which is wealthy relative to Arizona, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $144,728 for a family of four. However, Marana contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Marana is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Marana home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Marana residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Marana also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.64% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Marana include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Marana is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.