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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 15,625
Male Share of the Population 52.6%
Female Share of the Population 47.4%
Senior Citizens 6.8%
Employed Population 16+ 7,927
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 52.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.3%
Median Earnings25+ $41,566
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,596
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,475

Wealth

Median Family Income $78,177
% Above Poverty Level 92.1%
% Below Poverty Level 7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 40 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 6.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,470
Median House Value $248,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 56%
US/American 0%
English 3.5%
Irish 8.5%

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

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
County
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

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 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
Station STERLING RCS
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
Station WARRENTON 3 SE
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burke 42,205 $137,698
Clifton 257 $179,250
Fairfax 23,402 $124,547
Manassas 40,743 $78,304
Occoquan 932 $109,688

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

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MANASSAS PARK HIGH
8200 EUCLID AVE
703-361-9131
Serves 631 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

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