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Overview

Introduction to Dale City, Virginia

Dale City, Virginia, in Prince William county, is 23 miles SW of Washington, District of Columbia. The town is part of the Washington metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 55,971 people live in Dale City.

Dale City History

Real estate developer Cecil Don Hylton established the community of Dale City. He chose the term "Dale" because it aptly described the "hills and dales" of Virginia Piedmont, where the community was developed. Dale City is currently an unincorporated community in the county of Prince William in Virginia. The Potomac Mills Mall, the largest outlet mall in the United States and second largest shopping mall in Northern Virginia, is located in Dale City.

Dale City and nearby Attractions

  • Mount Vernon
  • Dale City Neighborhood Library
  • Manassas Museum
  • Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge
  • Gunston Hall Plantation
  • Mason Neck State Park

Things To Do In Dale City

Dale City provides easy access to a number of historical sites and museums nearby. Gunston Hall Plantation and Woodlawn Plantation are worth visiting. Mount Vernon is the 18th century restored farm house of George Washington. For information on local history, one can visit Dale City Neighborhood Library or Dale City Mini Library. The Manassas Museum and the U.S. Marine Corps Air-Ground Museum are also nearby. In addition, the town is near many recreation areas that make for the perfect day trip destination. Among these are Mason Neck State Park, Marumsco National Wildlife Refuge, Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge, and Occoquan Regional Park.

Dale City Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by Washington Dulles International Airport.

Dale City Higher Education

For higher education, residents of Dale City can enroll at George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College, Marymount University, or Mary Washington College.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Dale City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 23 miles SW of Washington, District of Columbia
County Prince William
Standard Zip Codes 22193
Phone Area Codes 703
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.636
Longitude -77.311

Dale City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station QUANTICO MCAS
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 44 F
Apr Temp 45 to 67 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches
Station LA PLATA 1 W
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 44 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 85 F
Oct Temp 47 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
Station WASHINGTON REAGAN NTL AP
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 43 F
Apr Temp 46 to 66 F
Jul Temp 70 to 88 F
Oct Temp 50 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Dale City, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Dalecity (22193)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clifton 257 $179,250
Dumfries 5,158 $62,118
Manassas 40,743 $78,304
Manassas Park 15,625 $78,177
Occoquan 932 $109,688
Quantico 469 $58,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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