Manassas Park, Virginia

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Manassas Park, Virginia
City of Manassas Park
Manassas Park community center
Manassas Park community center
Location of Manassas Park in Virginia
Location of Manassas Park in Virginia
Manassas Park is located in Northern Virginia
Manassas Park
Manassas Park
Manassas Park is located in Virginia
Manassas Park
Manassas Park
Manassas Park is located in the United States
Manassas Park
Manassas Park
Coordinates: 38°46′19″N 77°27′09″W / 38.77194°N 77.45250°W / 38.77194; -77.45250Coordinates: 38°46′19″N 77°27′09″W / 38.77194°N 77.45250°W / 38.77194; -77.45250
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
Pre-incorporation CountyFlag of Prince William County, Virginia.svg Prince William County (None after Incorporation - Independent city)
Incorporated1975
Named forManassas, Virginia
Government
 • MayorJeanette Rishell
Area
 • Total3.03 sq mi (7.86 km2)
 • Land3.03 sq mi (7.86 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total17,219
 • Density5,682.84/sq mi (2,194.16/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4
Zip Code
20111
FIPS code51-48968[2]
GNIS feature ID1495894[3]
WebsiteCity of Manassas Park

Manassas Park is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2020 census, the population was 17,219.[4] Manassas Park is bordered by the city of Manassas and Prince William County. Manassas Park is a part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

During the American Civil War, the Manassas Park area was used as a campsite by the Confederate States Army during both the First and Second Battles of Bull Run.

Manassas Park was created as a subdivision of Prince William County, with the first houses being constructed in 1955. In 1957, Manassas Park was incorporated as a town. Approximately 600 acres of land was annexed by the town of Manassas Park in 1974, and the town was incorporated as a city independent from the county the next year in 1975. Since then, it has been Virginia's newest city.[5]

Geography[edit]

Manassas Park is located at 38°46′19″N 77°27′09″W / 38.77194°N 77.45250°W / 38.77194; -77.45250 (38.771944, -77.45250). It is roughly dumbbell-shaped and lies to the south of Bull Run. It is longest NW–SE along Manassas Drive, and is bisected by Virginia State Route 28 at its narrowest section.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2), all of it land.[6]

Adjacent county / Independent city[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19605,342
19706,84428.1%
19806,524−4.7%
19906,7343.2%
200010,29052.8%
201014,27338.7%
202017,21920.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2020-2020[11]
Presidential Elections Results[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2020 32.5% 1,979 65.6% 3,992 1.9% 116
2016 33.1% 1,733 61.2% 3,204 5.6% 295
2012 36.5% 1,699 61.8% 2,879 1.7% 78
2008 39.5% 1,634 59.5% 2,463 1.0% 43
2004 54.2% 1,807 45.0% 1,498 0.8% 27
2000 54.4% 1,460 42.4% 1,048 2.8% 72
1996 49.8% 748 40.7% 916 9.5% 174
1992 46.0% 792 33.0% 567 21.0% 361
1988 68.7% 993 30.0% 434 1.3% 19
1984 72.0% 975 27.7% 375 0.4% 5
1980 58.1% 729 35.6% 447 6.2% 78
1976 37.3% 444 59.6% 709 3.0% 36

2020 census[edit]

Manassas Park city, Virginia - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[13] Pop 2020[11] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 6,070 4,706 42.53% 27.33%
Black or African American alone (NH) 1,784 2,076 12.50% 12.06%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 31 27 0.22% 0.16%
Asian alone (NH) 1,261 1,827 8.83% 10.61%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 17 13 0.12% 0.08%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 48 133 0.34% 0.77%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 417 638 2.92% 3.71%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 4,645 7,799 32.54% 45.29%
Total 14,273 17,219 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

2000 Census[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 10,290 people, 3,254 households and 2,557 families in the city. The population density was 4,129.0 people per square mile (1,595.6/km2). There were 3,365 housing units at an average density of 1,350.3 per square mile (521.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 72.79% White, 11.17% African American, 0.44% Native American, 4.06% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 8.14% from other races, and 3.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.00%.[14]

Of the 3,254 households 45.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 14.4% of households were one person and 2.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 3.16 and the average family size was 3.47.

The age distribution was 31.0% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 40.1% from 25 to 44, 15.9% from 45 to 64, and 4.3% 65 or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

The median household income was $60,794 and the median family income was $61,075. Males had a median income of $38,643 versus $30,942 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,048. About 4.7% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.

In June 2021, U.S. News & World Report ranked Manassas Park with the fifth best life expectancy in the United States at 92.5 years old.[15]

Education[edit]

The city is served by Manassas Park City Schools, with a total of 4 schools: Cougar Elementary, Manassas Park Elementary, Manassas Park Middle, and Manassas Park High School. There are also Private Schools.

Transportation[edit]

Route 28 entering Manassas Park

Virginia State Route 28 is the main highway serving the city. From Manassas Park, SR 28 extends north to Interstate 66 and south to Virginia State Route 234, providing connections to major cities through the region.

Virginia State Route 213 follows Manassas Drive, serving as a main roadway within Manassas Park. However, the route designation is unsigned.

The city is home to Manassas Park station located on the Manassas Line of the Virginia Railway Express.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "Manassas Park city, Manassas Park city, Virginia". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 30, 2022.
  5. ^ "Overview and History". Manassas Park. Retrieved June 6, 2022.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing from 1790". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 24, 2022.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
  11. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Manassas Park city, Virginia". United States Census Bureau.
  12. ^ David Leip. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  13. ^ "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Manassas Park city, Virginia". United States Census Bureau.
  14. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  15. ^ Cirruzzo, Chelsea (June 30, 2021). "The 25 Counties With the Longest Life Expectancy". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved July 1, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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