Quantico, Virginia

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Quantico, Virginia
Town
Town of Quantico
Location of Quantico, Virginia
Location of Quantico, Virginia
Coordinates: 38°31′19″N 77°17′23″W / 38.52194°N 77.28972°W / 38.52194; -77.28972
Country  United States of America
State  Virginia
County Prince William
Area
 • Total 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Land 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 39 ft (12 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 480
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
ZIP code 22134
Area code(s) 571, 703
FIPS code 51-65120[1]
GNIS feature ID 1499925[2]
Website townofquantico.org

Quantico (formerly Potomac[3]) is a town in Prince William County, Virginia. As of the 2010 United States Census, Quantico had a population of 480.

Quantico is bordered by the U.S. military installation of Marine Corps Base Quantico on three sides and the Potomac River on the fourth. Quantico is located south of the mouth of Quantico Creek on the Potomac. The word Quantico is a derivation of the name a Doeg village recorded by English colonists as Pamacocack.

Quantico is the site of one of the largest U.S. Marine Corps bases in the world, MCB Quantico. The base is the site of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command and HMX-1 (the presidential helicopter squadron). The United States Drug Enforcement Administration's training academy, the FBI Academy, the FBI Laboratory, and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service headquarters are on the base. A replica of the USMC War Memorial stands in the entrance to the base (the original is at the north end of Arlington National Cemetery).

As of 2013, the mayor is Kevin P. Brown.[4]

Geography[edit]

Quantico is at 38°31'19" North, 77°17'23" West (38.521871, −77.289757).[5] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), of which, 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Climate[edit]

Quantico has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa).

Climate data for Quantico, Virginia (1981–2010 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 44.2
(6.8)
47.3
(8.5)
56.1
(13.4)
67.0
(19.4)
75.1
(23.9)
83.7
(28.7)
87.5
(30.8)
85.7
(29.8)
78.9
(26.1)
68.3
(20.2)
57.8
(14.3)
47.2
(8.4)
66.7
(19.3)
Average low °F (°C) 27.0
(−2.8)
29.5
(−1.4)
36.3
(2.4)
45.9
(7.7)
55.1
(12.8)
64.8
(18.2)
69.3
(20.7)
68.1
(20.1)
60.5
(15.8)
48.3
(9.1)
39.0
(3.9)
30.5
(−0.8)
48.0
(8.9)
Precipitation inches (mm) 2.88
(73.2)
2.82
(71.6)
3.74
(95)
3.25
(82.6)
3.77
(95.8)
3.32
(84.3)
3.82
(97)
3.36
(85.3)
3.88
(98.6)
3.27
(83.1)
3.81
(96.8)
3.19
(81)
41.11
(1,044.3)
Snowfall inches (cm) 4.0
(10.2)
2.5
(6.4)
1.3
(3.3)
trace 0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
.5
(1.3)
1.9
(4.8)
10.2
(25.9)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 10.1 8.9 10.9 10.3 11.8 9.7 10.4 7.3 7.9 8.0 9.5 10.0 114.8
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 2.2 1.8 .7 .1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .2 1.1 6.1
Source: NOAA[6]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there are 561 people, 295 households, and 107 families living in the town. The population density is 7,811.2 inhabitants per square mile (3,015.9 /km2). There are 359 housing units at an average density of 4,998.6 per square mile (1,930.0 /km2).

Racial composition[edit]

The racial makeup is 51.32% White, 20.32% African American, 10.16% Asian, 5.53% Hispanic or Latino, 0.36% Native American, 2.32% from other races, and 5.53% from two or more races.

Households[edit]

Marine Memorial at the front gate of MCB Quantico

There are 295 households out of which 19.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 21.4% are married couples living together, 11.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 63.4% are non-families. Of all households, 53.2% are made up of individuals and 9.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 1.90 and the average family size is 3.02.

Ages[edit]

The population is spread out, with 20.9% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 39.8% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 122.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 130.1 males.

Income[edit]

The median income for a male is $29,615 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the town is $19,087. 21.4% of the population and 22.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 39.4% of those under the age of 18 and none of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

People from Quantico[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

The FBI Academy in Quantico was the setting of fifteen episodes of The X-Files.

See also[edit]

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. ^ http://townofquantico.org/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Directory Town of Quantico". townofquantico.org. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Station Name: VA QUANTICO MCAS". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°31′19″N 77°17′23″W / 38.521871°N 77.289757°W / 38.521871; -77.289757