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. Marana has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Marana, where the median household income is $74,438.00.

Marana is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.69% 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 management occupations (13.22%), sales jobs (11.75%), and office and administrative support (11.66%).

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.

In Marana, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.55 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Marana ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Marana, 40.45% 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 $32,646, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,584 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 21.90% 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.