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Overview

Introduction to Manassas, Virginia

Manassas, Virginia is 10 miles NW of Dale City, Virginia (center to center) and 25 miles SW of Washington, District of Columbia. The city is in the Washington area.

Manassas History

The First Battle of Manassas, also known as the First Battle of Bull Run, was fought in this area in 1861. This was the first major land battle of the American Civil War. The Second Manassas Battle was fought in August 1862. At that time, Manassas was just a railroad crossing and, despite the two victories, it remained in the Union's hands for most of the war. The town of Manassas was officially incorporated in 1873. The community was so called because of its location at the junction of the Manassas Gap and the Alexandria and Orange railroads. It was incorporated as an independent city in 1975.

Manassas and nearby Attractions

  • Manassas National Battlefield Park
  • Manassas Museum
  • Department of Motor Vehicles Manassas
  • Stonewall Recreation Center
  • Cannon Branch
  • Baldwin Park

Things To Do In Manassas

While in Manassas, one can visit the historic sites and museums nearby. Among these are Manassas National Battlefield Park, Ben Lomond Manor House, Manassas Museum, and U.S. Marine Corps Air-Ground Museum. The city also has a number of beautiful churches and cemeteries that are worth visiting. The shores of the Cannon Branch are popular tourist destinations. At the city’s parks, visitors can pursue a range of recreational activities. In addition, the city hosts annual celebrations including the African-American Heritage Festival, Fall Jubilee, Latino Festival, Old World Festival, and Prince William County Fair.

Manassas Transportation

Air transportation is available from Washington Dulles International Airport.

Manassas Higher Education

Strayer University-Manassas Campus is the local institute of higher education. Other institutes within a radius of 20 miles include George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College.

People

Total Population 40,743
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 8.1%
Employed Population 16+ 21,099
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 53.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.8%
Median Earnings25+ $37,523
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,033
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,304

Wealth

Median Family Income $78,304
% Above Poverty Level 90.3%
% Below Poverty Level 9.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 4.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,327
Median House Value $276,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 55%
US/American 0%
English 7.8%
Irish 9.3%

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

Manassas Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NW of Dale City, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 25 miles SW of Washington, District of Columbia
County
Standard Zip Codes 20109, 20110, 20111, 20112
P.O. Box Zip Codes 20108, 20113
Phone Area Codes 703
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.74
Longitude -77.46

Manassas 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 WASHINGTON DULLES INTL
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 40 to 66 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 41.8 inches
Station STERLING RCS
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 42 F
Apr Temp 37 to 66 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 39 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Station WARRENTON 3 SE
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 84 F
Oct Temp 45 to 67 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burke 42,205 $137,698
Clifton 257 $179,250
Fairfax 23,402 $124,547
Haymarket 1,915 $128,194
Manassas Park 15,625 $78,177

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

Manassas Hospitals

PRINCE WILLIAM HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
8700 SUDLEY RD
(703) 369-8736
Emergency Service: Yes

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8820 RIXLEW LN
703-365-2900
Serves 2,870 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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8909 EUCLID AVE
703-365-6500
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Serves 2,715 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

OSBOURN HIGH
9005 TUDOR LN
703-257-8500
Serves 1,991 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

NEW DOMINION/PRINCE WILLIAM CO
C/O PR WILLIAM CO PUB SCHLS
703-361-9808
A Non-traditional School

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