Montclair, Virginia

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Montclair, Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
Location of Montclair, Virginia
Location of Montclair, Virginia
Coordinates: 38°36′57″N 77°20′35″W / 38.61583°N 77.34306°W / 38.61583; -77.34306Coordinates: 38°36′57″N 77°20′35″W / 38.61583°N 77.34306°W / 38.61583; -77.34306
Country United States
State Virginia
County Prince William
Area
 • Total 6.2 sq mi (16.0 km2)
 • Land 6.0 sq mi (15.6 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 125 ft (38 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 19,570
 • Density 3,200/sq mi (1,200/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 22025
Area code(s) 571, 703
FIPS code 51-52658[1]
GNIS feature ID 1867595[2]

Montclair is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. The population was 19,570 at the 2010 census. Montclair is a residential community surrounding a man-made lake and golf course. Development began in the late 1960s and new home construction for the most part ended in the 1990s. Traditionally, residents of Montclair used the mailing address and ZIP code of Dumfries, although the town of Dumfries is several miles from Montclair. More recently, the United States Postal Service allowed residents to use "Montclair, VA" in their mailing address and on July 1, 2005, Montclair was given a separate ZIP code (22025).

Geography[edit]

Montclair is located at 38°36′57″N 77°20′35″W / 38.61583°N 77.34306°W / 38.61583; -77.34306 (38.615881, -77.343042)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.2 square miles (16.0 km²), of which, 6.0 square miles (15.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (2.11%) is water.

The heart of Montclair is Lake Montclair, which was created by damming the waters of Powell's Creek. The lake branches out in a forked pattern to accommodate the flow from storm drains. The lake is 25' deep off of Dolphin Beach, but potentially much deeper in the open water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 15,728 people, 5,084 households, and 4,326 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,605.0 people per square mile (1,005.4/km²). There were 5,184 housing units at an average density of 858.6/sq mi (331.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 77.63% White, 14.71% African American, 0.41% Native American, 3.02% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 1.08% from other races, and 2.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.51% of the population.

There were 5,084 households out of which 51.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.8% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.9% were non-families. 11.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.09 and the average family size was 3.35.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 32.4% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 3.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $88,496, and the median income for a family was $92,028. Males had a median income of $60,410 versus $39,255 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $30,711. About 2.3% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

Most citizens who live in Montclair are currently represented in Virginia's House of Delegates by L. Scott Lingamfelter. Redistricting split the community into two districts and a small portion of Montclair is represented by Luke Torian.

Lake Montclair[edit]

Lake Montclair, the aforementioned lake, is a popular spot for swimming, boating, and fishing.

Governance[edit]

Every year the Home Owner's Association, known as MPOA (Montclair Property Owner's Association), holds elections and confirms the newly elected Board at its annual meeting. MPOA governs the community making sure covenance is met, the lake is properly mainatained, and the needs of the community are looked after.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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