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Marana, Arizona

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Welcome to Marana ...

The town of Marana is primarily located in Pima County<1>. A portion of Marana extends into Pinal County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Marana has a population of 49,112 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Marana.

Marana is 2,080 feet [634 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Marana lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

The area code for Marana: (520)

The ZIP code for Marana: 85653<4>

Websites for Marana ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Marana had an population of 49,112 people. This is an increase of 40.48% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 262.29% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Marana had a population of 34,961 people. This makes Marana the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Marana represents 0.55% of the total population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 25th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 34,961 people, the population of Marana increased 157.9% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 13,556 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Marana.

Communities near Marana ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Marana.

  • Oro Valley [Pima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oro Valley
    • Oro Valley [Pima County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Marana
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,678 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oro Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oro Valley<6>
  • Rillito [Pima County]
  • Avra Valley [Pima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avra Valley
    • Avra Valley [Pima County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Marana
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avra Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avra Valley
  • Picture Rocks [Pima County]
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    • Picture Rocks [Pima County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Marana
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Picture Rocks have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Picture Rocks
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cortaro [Pima County]
    • Tortolita [Pima County]
    • Red Rock [Pinal County]
    • Sasco [Pinal County] - Historic
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      • Sasco [Pinal County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Marana
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sasco. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
    • Casas Adobes [Pima County]
    • Flowing Wells [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowing Wells
      • Flowing Wells [Pima County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Marana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowing Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowing Wells

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Marana. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Marana.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Marana. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Marana.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Marana. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Marana.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Marana ...

Looking for more information about Marana? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Marana, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Marana.

Adding Marana to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Marana in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Marana was on a map titled Road Map for Arizona (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Marana on our Genealogy Page.

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About Pima County

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The official website for Marana:

The official website for Pima County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Pima, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Marana.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Marana - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Marana). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Marana or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Marana) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Marana. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MaranaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marana. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4389, Longitude: -111.2211    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






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