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Manassas, Virginia

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Location in Virginia
Location in Virginia
Coordinates: 38°45′5″N 77°28′35″W / 38.75139, -77.47639
Country United States
State Virginia
Government
 - City Manager Lawrence Hughes
Area
 - City  10.0 sq mi (25.8 km²)
 - Land  9.9 sq mi (25.7 km²)
 - Water  .04 sq mi (0.1 km²)
Elevation  305 ft (93 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 35,135
 - Density 3,538.2/sq mi (1,366.1/km²)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 20108, 20110
Area code(s) 703
FIPS code 51-48952GR2
GNIS feature ID 1498512GR3
Website: http://www.manassascity.org/

Manassas is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The population was 35,135 at the 2000 census. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Manassas (along with Manassas Park) with Prince William County for statistical purposes. The City of Manassas is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Manassas may refer to: Manassas, Virginia, a city in the United States; known in the 19th century as Manassas Junction Manassas Airport, southwest of Manassas, Virginia Manassas (Amtrak station), a railroad station Manassas National Battlefield Park, the location of two major American Civil War battles: First Battle of Bull Run... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias VA county maps by Seth Ilys. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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The area colored red indicates the geographical region of Northern Virginia served by area code 703 Area code 703 currently serves most land-line telephone installations in Northern Virginia, including the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church and Manassas, as well as the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, parts of Fauquier... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... 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History

In 1861, the First Battle of Manassas – also widely known as the First Battle of Bull Run – the first major land battle of the American Civil War, was fought near here. Second Manassas (or the Second Battle of Bull Run) was fought near here on August 28-30, 1862. At that time, Manassas Junction was little more than a railroad crossing, but a strategic one, with rails leading to Richmond, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and the Shenandoah Valley. Despite these two Confederate victories, Manassas Junction was in Union hands for most of the war. Year 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Irvin McDowell Joseph E. Johnston P.G.T. Beauregard Strength 35,000 32,500 Casualties 2,896 (460 killed, 1,124 wounded, 1,312 captured/missing)[1] 1,982 (387 killed, 1,582 wounded, 13 missing)[1] For other uses... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders John Pope Robert E. Lee James Longstreet Stonewall Jackson Strength 63,000 54,000 Casualties 1,747 killed 8,452 wounded 4,263 captured/missing 1,553 killed 7,812 wounded 109 captured/missing For other uses, see Bull Run... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about 1862 . ... Nickname: Motto: Sic dic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Canoeing on the Shenandoah River near Winchester, VA. The Shenandoah Valley region of western Virginia, from Winchester to Staunton, is bounded by the Blue Ridge mountains to the East and the Allegheny mountains to the West. ... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (from April 3, 1865) Language(s) English (de facto) Religion...


The crossroads grew into the town of Manassas following the war, incorporated in 1873. In 1892, it became the county seat of Prince William County, replacing Brentsville. In 1975, Manassas became an independent city. 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Prince William County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In modern times, Manassas's development has been strongly influenced by its position as a suburb of Washington, D.C. It has developed major problems with traffic and urban sprawl. “Suburbia” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Urban sprawl (also: suburban sprawl) is the spreading out of a city and its suburbs over rural land at the fringe of an urban area. ...


Manassas gained notoriety in 1993 as the hometown of John and Lorena Bobbitt, even though they resided outside the city and closer to the city of Manassas Park.[1] Their separate trials (John Wayne Bobbitt's for rape, Lorena Bobbitt's for malicious wounding) occurred at the Prince William County courthouse, which is in the city of Manassas. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... John Wayne Bobbitt (born March 23, 1967 in Buffalo, New York) and Lorena Leonor Gallo de Bobbitt (born 1970 in Bucay, Ecuador) were an American couple, married on June 18, 1989, known for a 1993 incident in which Lorena severed Johns penis with a kitchen knife. ... Manassas Park is a city in Virginia. ... Prince William County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ...


On October 9, 2002, the eleventh of the Beltway sniper attacks occurred outside Manassas city limits when 53-year old Dean Harold Meyers was shot pumping gas at a Sunoco station on Sudley Road near Interstate 66 in Prince William County. is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Locations of the 15 sniper attacks numbered chronologically. ... This article is about the American oil company. ...


In October 2005, Manassas became the site of the first wide-scale Broadband over Power Lines (BPL) implementation in the United States. Currently 10 MBit/s service is offered for under $30/month to city residents. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Power band. ...


Geography

View of downtown Manassas looking east on Center Street.
View of downtown Manassas looking east on Center Street.

Manassas is located at 38°45′5″N, 77°28′35″W (38.751415, -77.476396)GR1. Image File history File links Citystreet. ... Image File history File links Citystreet. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 25.8 km² (10.0 mi²). 25.7 km² (9.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.20%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Manassas uses a council-manager system of government. The current city manager is Lawrence Hughes. The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 35,135 people, 11,757 households, and 8,441 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,366.1/km² (3,537.0/mi²). There were 12,114 housing units at an average density of 471.0/km² (1,219.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 72.05% White, 12.91% African American, 0.36% Native American, 3.43% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 7.89% from other races, and 3.26% from two or more races. Hispanic of any race were 15.13% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


In 2005 non-Hispanic whites were 56.8% of Manassas' population. 13.3% of the population was African-Americans. 0.5% were Native Americans. 3.8% were Asian. 25.6% were Latinos.


There were 11,757 households out of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.39. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 35.8% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 103.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $60,409, and the median income for a family was $70,141. Males had a median income of $43,646 versus $30,678 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,453. About 3.7% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


As of 2007, local Hispanic leaders estimate that the Manassas Hispanic community has grown to about 20,000 to 30,000 members. Other civic groups are expressing concern about the number of illegal immigrants and their attendant problems, including neighborhood quality of life issues. An accurate count of illegal immigrants for Manassas is not available [1]. The well-being or quality of life of a population is an important concern in economics and political science. ...


Rail transportation

Manassas began life as Manassas Junction, so-named for the railroad junction between the Orange and Alexandria Railroad and the Manassas Gap Railroad. The O&A owned the trackage from Alexandria through Manassas to points south, ending in Orange, Virginia, while the MGRR was a new line being constructed from Manassas Junction through the Manassas Gap westward. The Orange and Alexandria Railroad in Virginia was strategically important during the American Civil War (1861-1865). ... Manassas Gap Railroad was an intrastate railroad in Virginia. ... Orange is a town located in Orange County, Virginia. ... , Manassas Gap is a wind gap located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. ...


The current trackage, which roughly follows these original routes, is now owned by the modern day Norfolk Southern system. Norfolk Southern Corporation (AAR reporting mark NS) NYSE: NSC is a US publicly-traded stock corporation based in Norfolk, Virginia. ...


Amtrak and the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) supply both regular and commuter service to the city and surrounding area on the tracks owned by the NS. Two Amtrak routes, the Cardinal and Crescent, provide service to and from the west and south, respectively. The Cardinal terminates in Chicago, while the Crescent ends at New Orleans. VRE is a very popular commuting option to Alexandria and Washington, D.C.. The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is a commuter railroad service that connects the Northern Virginia area with Washington, DC. The VRE operates on two lines, the Fredericksburg line, which starts from Fredericksburg, Virginia and the Manassas line, which starts from Broad Run Airport in Bristow, Virginia. ... The Cardinal is a passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States. ... The Crescent is a passenger train operated by Amtrak in the eastern part of the United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... NOLA redirects here. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...


Schools

The city of Manassas is served by the Manassas City Public Schools. There are five elementary schools in Manassas, one middle school, and one high school. On September 5, 2006, Mayfield Intermediate School opened, serving students in fifth and sixth grade. Manassas City Public Schools is a school division that serves the city of Manassas, Virginia, United States. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Some schools in the Prince William County Public Schools district have Manassas addresses; they serve areas outside of the Manassas city limits and are located outside of the Manassas city limits. Prince William County Public Schools is a school division in Virginia. ...


Also in the vicinity of Manassas are branch campuses of George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College, ECPI College of Technology and Strayer University. Despite that some of these may in fact be just outside the city limits in Prince William County, NVCC and Strayer call these branches their "Manassas Campuses." George Mason University, also known as GMU or simply Mason, is a public university in the United States. ... Northern Virginia Community College, comprising six locations in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., is the nations second largest multi-campus community college and the largest educational institution in the state of Virginia. ... ECPI College of Technology ECPI College of Technology is an on-campus (Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina) and online private college providing degree and diploma programs and graduate employment services. ... Strayer University, formerly Strayer College of Washington, D. C., is a private, for-profit educational institution. ...


See also

This is a list of famous people and celebrities that were either born in or have lived in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, including Maryland and northern Virginia. ... Manassas is the 1972 debut album from Stephen Stills band of the same name. ...

External links

Coordinates: 38.751415° N 77.476396° W Map of Northern Virginia Northern Virginia (NoVA) consists of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties and the independent cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas, and Manassas Park. ... Map of Northern Virginia Northern Virginia (NoVA) consists of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties and the independent cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas, and Manassas Park. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Manassas, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (672 words)
Manassas is an independent city located in the state of Virginia.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Manassas (along with Manassas Park) with Prince William County for statistical purposes.
The City of Manassas is part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area.
Manassas Park, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (488 words)
Like all Virginia municipalities incorporated as cities, it is an independent city and not part of any county; it is bordered by the city of Manassas and Prince William County.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Manassas Park (along with City of Manassas) with Prince William County for statistical purposes.
Manassas Park was incorporated as a city in 1975 and was incorporated as a town in 1957.
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