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Location of Chantilly in Fairfax County, Virginia
|• Total||11.7 sq mi (30.199 km2)|
|• Land||11.7 sq mi (30.199 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||322 ft (98 m)|
|• Density||3,520/sq mi (1,359.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (UTC-4)|
|ZIP codes||20151, 20152, 20153|
|Area code(s)||703, 571|
|GNIS feature ID||1495375|
Chantilly is an unincorporated community located in western Fairfax County of Northern Virginia. Recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census-designated place (CDP), the community population was 23,039 as of the 2010 census—down from 41,041 in 2000, due to the splitting off of parts of it to form new CDP's including Greenbriar and Fair Lakes. It is named after an early 19th-century mansion and farm.
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Chantilly was home to a number of colonial plantations in the 1700s, including "Sully," built by Richard Bland Lee I, George Richard Lee Turberville's "Leeton," and the John Hutchison Farm. Chantilly plantation was built on Leeton property prior to the Civil War. Cornelia Lee Turberville, who was born at Leeton and was the daughter of George Richard Lee Turberville & Henrietta Lee of Leeton, was given a portion of Leeton in 1817 when she married her cousin Charles Calvert Stuart. She named her plantation after her grandfather's plantation in Westmoreland County, VA - Richard Henry Lee - Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Chantilly plantation was burned down during the War by the Federal Troops in Feb 1863. The town retained the name of Chantilly.
The evolution of the Chantilly area into an outer suburb of Washington, D.C., gained momentum after 1980, as developers built residential subdivisions and commercial areas, filling in the farm land south of Dulles Airport. Chantilly does not have a concentrated downtown district; the Fair Oaks / Fair Lakes retail cluster spread out along I-66 provides a loose focus for retail and public activities.
During the American Civil War on September 1, 1862, the Battle of Chantilly (or Ox Hill) was fought nearby. Following his victory at the Second Battle of Bull Run (or Second Manassas), Confederate General Robert E. Lee directed Major General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson to cross Bull Run on August 31 and sweep around the position of Major General John Pope's Union Army of Virginia at Centreville. Reaching the Little River Turnpike northwest of Centreville, Jackson turned southeastward toward Fairfax Court House (now Fairfax, Virginia) to strike in rear of Pope's army.
During September 1, Pope, apprised of Jackson's movement, began to withdraw toward Fairfax Court House. Late in the day, Jackson clashed with Union forces under Brigadier General Isaac Stevens and Major General Philip Kearny near Ox Hill, west of Fairfax. During the ensuing battle, which was fought amid a raging storm, both Union generals Stevens and Kearny were killed. The fighting ended at dusk, and Pope's army continued its withdrawal to Fairfax and subsequently to the Washington defenses.
Although commercial and residential development now covers most of the Chantilly (Ox Hill) battlefield, a small county park preserves a five acre (19,000 m²) portion of the battle site.
Chantilly is located at .(38.894146, -77.431407)
Informally, Chantilly is located around the intersection of US-50 (Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy) and VA-28 (Sully Rd).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 11.7 square miles (30.2 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 41,041 people, 14,840 households, and 10,521 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,519.4 people per square mile (1,359.0/km²). There were 15,173 housing units at an average density of 1,301.1/sq mi (502.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 73.34% White, 4.99% African American, 0.29% Native American, 16.36% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.01% from other races, and 2.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.87% of the population.
There were 14,840 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.24.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 38.4% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 4.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.
According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the CDP was $105,838, and the median income for a family was $126,290. Males had a median income of $61,954 versus $41,608 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $36,200. About 1.3% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.
The area is seen by many as a "boom town" with more development planned for the future alongside ongoing construction throughout. Chantilly is home to many professionals including physicians that contract with the nearby airports and the government.
Primary and secondary schools
Residents of the CDP go to Fairfax County Public Schools.
Elementary schools within the CDP include Brookfield Elementary School, Greenbriar East Elementary School, Greenbriar West Elementary School, Lees Corner Elementary School, Navy Elementary School, and Poplar Tree Elementary School.
St. Timothy School and St. Veronica School, private Catholic schools, are located in the CDP.
Chantilly is served by The CentreView.
- Chris Beatty, American football coach
- Chuck Caputo, Virginia Delegate
- Kaye Dacus, author
- Phil Hubbard, former professional basketball player
- Bhawoh Jue, professional American football player
- Joe Koshansky, professional baseball player
- Alessandra Marc, dramatic soprano
- Jimmy Martin, professional American football player
- Eddie Royal, professional American football player for the San Diego Chargers
- Evan Royster, professional American football player for the Washington Redskins
- Stephen Tomajczyk, author and poet
- Matthew Zeller, Army veteran and political candidate
- Sully Historic Site
- Mitchell-Weeks House - log cabin with historic marker
- Willard, Virginia, adjacent town displaced for construction of Dulles Airport
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- Chantilly High School
- Chantilly Regional Library
- Dulles South area community portal serving Chantilly and South Riding
- Census Tract Outline Map - Fairfax County