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Encyclopedia > Quantico, Virginia

Quantico, Virginia is in Prince William County, 23 miles north-northeast of Fredericksburg, Virginia, near Dumfries and Stafford along Highway 619. It is totally surrounded by Marine Corps Base Quantico and the Potomac River. It is located south of the mouth of Quantico Creek on the Potomac. As of the 2000 census, Quantico had a population of 561. Prince William County is a county located in the state of Virginia, USA. As of 2000, the population is 280,813. ... Fredericksburg is an independent city in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia, 50 miles south of Washington, D.C., and 55 miles north of Richmond, Virginia. ... Dumfries is a town located in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Stafford is a community of about 1600 people in the northern part of the U.S. state of Virginia, located 10 miles north of Fredericksburg. ... The Marine Corps Base Quantico, near Fredericksburg, Virginia, is one of the largest United States Marine Corps bases in the world. ... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Quantico Creek is a tidal tributary of the Potomac River located in eastern Prince William County, Virginia. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


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). Both the United States Drug Enforcement Administration's training academy and the FBI Academy 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.) It is also has the Number one active CSI lab in the country, as it has the CSI training facilities. United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ... The Marine Corps Base Quantico, near Fredericksburg, Virginia, is one of the largest United States Marine Corps bases in the world. ... Official force name Marine Helicopter Squadron 1 Other names Marine One Branch United States Marine Corps Chain of Command Headquarters Marine Corps Description Direct helicopter support of the White House. ... Since 1973, the DEA has enforced the drug laws in the United States. ... The FBI Academy is located in Quantico, Virginia. ... The Marine Corps War Memorial is a military memorial statue located near the Arlington National Cemetery in Rosslyn, Virginia, United States. ... The Tomb of the Unknowns Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Virginia, is an American military cemetery established during the American Civil War on the grounds of Arlington House, formerly the estate of the family of Robert E. Lees wife Mary. ...

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Geography

Location of Quantico, Virginia

Quantico is at 38°31'19" North, 77°17'23" West (38.521871, -77.289757)GR1. Image File history File links VAMap-doton-Quantico. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²). 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...

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Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 561 people, 295 households, and 107 families living in the town. The population density is 3,094.3/km² (7,811.2/mi²). There are 359 housing units at an average density of 1,980.2/km² (4,998.6/mi²). 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

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Racial composition

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

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Households

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. 53.2% of all households 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. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...

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Ages

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.

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Income

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 0.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. 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. ...

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American flags decorate the headstones of service members at the Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, Virginia Quantico National Cemetery is located on land that was part of the U.S. Marine Corps training base adjacent to Quantico in Prince William County, Virginia. ...

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Quantico, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (429 words)
Quantico, Virginia is in Prince William County, 23 miles north-northeast of Fredericksburg, Virginia, near Dumfries and Stafford along Highway 619.
It is located south of the mouth of Quantico Creek on the Potomac.
As of the 2000 census, Quantico had a population of 561.
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