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Marana is a town in Pima County, in the Tucson metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "thicket" or "tangle," because of dense growth of mesquite
The latitude of Marana is 32.436N. The longitude is -111.224W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,991 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 20,333.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Marana demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pima County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Tucson area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 85654 ZIP code.
18% of Marana residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Marana ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Marana was $22,408, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Marana residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Marana, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $602. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,109.
Libraries in Marana include Marana Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Marana include Explorer News
Pima County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Marana political report.
The average commute time for Marana workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Marana between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 9.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
Hotels in Marana include Super 8.
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