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Manassas is an independent city, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for its location at the junction of the Manassas Gap and the Orange and Alexandria railroads.

The latitude of Manassas is 38.750N. The longitude is -77.475W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 305 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 37,166.


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Median household income
Local
$60,409
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Manassas demographic reports
Major Civil War battles were fought here in 1861 and 1862.

Another battle, more recent, involved the Walt Disney Company and its plans to build a theme park here. Opponents, fearing that the park would create sprawl and encroach on the historic battlefield, blocked the project.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 138. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 3.7 per 1,000 people.
Manassas received national attention for October 2002 shooting death of a 53-year old man outside a local gas station. He was one of the victims of the sniper shootings.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Bad Ass Coffee, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Fall Jubilee - Oct. 6, 2007
  • African-American Heritage Festival - Aug. 4, 2007
  • Prince William County Fair - Aug. 10-18, 2007
  • Latino Festival - Sept. 8, 2007
  • Old World Festival - Sept. 15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Manassas web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Manassas National Battlefield Park, Ben Lomond Manor House, Manassas Museum, U.S. Marine Corps Air-Ground Museum
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Ancestry & family history

13% of Manassas residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Manassas ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Manassas was $24,453, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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28% of Manassas residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Manassas include Manassas Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Manassas, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $707.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,297.


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Libraries in Manassas include Bull Run Regional Library, Central Community Library, Independent Hill Neighborhood Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Manassas include Manassas Journal Messenger

TV stations in Manassas include WPXW.

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Manassas City supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Manassas political report.

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The average commute time for Manassas workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Manassas between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Manassas, VA

Pros: Close to DC, not far from beautiful natural settings such as Front Royal and Luray...

Cons: Rednecky as all get-out...

This is a good place to Rest on your way to other places...

General info: The Bull Run River, mighty as it sounds, it actually more of a small stream...

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