Marana, Arizona 

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+275.0% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

107.7 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

5.0 / 8.5

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Marana, Arizona

Marana, Arizona is a town located just northwest of Tucson that's beloved by locals & visitors alike! From picturesque desert landscapes offering majestic vistas at multiple parks & preserves to excellent restaurants serving up delicious Southwestern fare – Marana has something for everyone. With plenty of retail outlets catering to all budgets plus lots of entertainment options like movies theaters & arcades – this small town packs a punch when it comes to having fun! Mid-sized city/College town - South-central Arizona, 60 miles north of the Mexican border.
State: Arizona
County: Pima County
Metro Area: Tucson Metro Area
City: Marana
Zip Codes: 85743 85653 85658
Cost of Living: 7.7% higher
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (no daylight savings time)
Elevation: 2555 ft above sea level

High desert climate
Arts & culture
Attractive setting
High crime rates
Growth and sprawl
Economic cycles

What Bert Has To Say About Tucson Metro Area

Tucson is a large and growing Sun Belt city known for its attractive setting, pleasant climate, and cosmopolitan nature. It attracts retirees and a younger crowd. The area consists of an attractive, modern downtown with a small historic district, surrounded by suburbs laid out in a grid. The University of Arizona, about a mile north of the downtown, brings college-town feel (particularly on football weekends and during the basketball season). Tall, forested mountains surround the city up to an elevation of 9,000 feet. Into the mountains are numerous planned communities and higher-priced homes, many around golf courses.


The unemployment rate in Marana is 4.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Marana jobs have increased by 2.0%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Marana's cost of living is 7.7% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Marana's Cost of Living

April, November and October are the most pleasant months in Marana, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Pima county remained very strongly Democratic, 58.4% to 39.8%. More Voting Stats

Marana's population is 50,834 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 32.7%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 29.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Marana is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 14.9%.

Marana public schools spend $7,443 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.8 students per teacher in Marana. More Education

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Housing Market in Marana

It's a good time to buy in Marana. Home Appreciation is up 14.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Marana is .

Reviews for Marana   4 Reviews
desert living - 12/9/2010
the political side of arizona is terribly, there is nothing but dirt noooo green at all. unemployment is terrible. i love the desert, but arizona is definitly no the... Read More

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Marana has a new zip code 85658 - 9/5/2008
With this new zip code comes an area called Dove Mountain. Dove Mountain is a very unexpected beautiful suprise. The Ritz Carlton will be opening in 2009 and one of the... Read More

weather - 6/6/2008
Marana is very nice in the winter. We can almost wear shorts all year round. I hope you like wind and dust because that is what our spring and early summer... Read More

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