Marana, AZ
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Marana is a medium-sized town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 41,315 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Marana is the 27th largest community in Arizona. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Marana, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Marana, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Marana’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Marana does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $74,817.00.

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 a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.91% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Marana is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marana who work in sales jobs (12.51%), management occupations (11.79%), and office and administrative support (11.76%).

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.

Because of many things, Marana is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Marana a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Marana has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Marana’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Marana, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.58 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, 40.06% 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 2010 was $33,649, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,596 for a family of four. However, Marana contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Marana is a somewhat 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 20.84% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Marana include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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