Manassas Park, Virginia

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Manassas Park, Virginia

Introduction to Manassas Park, Virginia

Manassas Park, Virginia is 8 miles NW of Dale City, Virginia (center to center) and 24 miles SW of Washington, District of Columbia. The city is considered part of the Washington metropolitan area. Manassas Park has a population of 10,290.

Manassas Park History

In 1955, the first homes were built as a subdivision in the Manassas Park area in Prince William County. The place was named after the nearby community of Manassas. It was initially incorporated as a town in 1957, and then as a city in 1975. Manassas Park is now an independent city. The development of this place occurred mostly in the 20th century, with the construction and development of civic associations, schools, police, fire and rescue, and public works departments.

Manassas Park and nearby Attractions

  • Manassas National Battlefield Park
  • Manassas Museum
  • First Bible Baptist Church
  • Bull Run Marina Regional Park
  • Baker Street Park

Things To Do In Manassas Park

While in Manassas Park, one can visit several historic sites and museums in the neighborhood. Among these are Manassas National Battlefield Park, which was the site of the Civil War battles in 1861 and 1862, Manassas Museum, and National Firearms Museum. There are a number of park areas that offer a host of recreational facilities to visitors. One can also take a look around the city’s churches and business areas.

Manassas Park Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by Washington Dulles International Airport.

Manassas Park Higher Education

The American Military University is the local institute of higher education. Other institutes nearby include George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College.

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High Points

Manassas Park strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Virginia):

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Manassas Park Racial Diversity
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 11% Manassas Park People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 11% Manassas Park Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 14% Manassas Park Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 18% Manassas Park Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Manassas Park, Virginia

Comparing Manassas Park to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Virginia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 6 8
Age of the Population 2 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 8 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 9
Median Family Income 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 7 9
College Educated Adults 6 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Working at Home 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 2
Affordability of Rents 2 1
People Living Alone 1 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Manassas Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NW of Dale City, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles SW of Washington, District of Columbia
Standard Zip Codes 20111
Phone Area Codes 703
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.73
Longitude -77.42

Manassas Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.5 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
Distance 17.9 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
Distance 19 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
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Manassas Park Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 10,290 100%
Male 5,242 50.9%
Female 5,048 49.1%
Under 18 3,191 31%
18+ 7,099 69%
65+ 442 4.3%
Median Age 30.3
Average Family Size 3.47
White 7,490 72.8%
African-American 1,149 11.2%
Asian 418 4.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 45 0.4%
Other 838 8.1%
Mixed Race 343 3.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,544 15%

Estimated Manassas Park Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 11,622
Growth 1,332
Growth % 12.9%

Manassas Park Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.2%
US/American 16.8%
German 11.1%
Irish 7.5%
English 7.2%
Italian 4.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Polish 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1%
Scottish 0.9%
Swiss 0.8%
Greek 0.8%
Dutch 0.7%
British 0.7%
European 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Iraqi 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Jamaican 0.5%
Arab/Arabic 0.4%
Ghanian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.2%
Nigerian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Brazilian 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Manassas Park 10,290 $61,075
Burke 57,737 $99,487
Clifton 185 $117,446
Dale City 55,971 $69,278
Fairfax 21,498 $78,921
Manassas 35,135 $70,141
Occoquan 759 $77,420
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Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

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