Manassas, VA

Manassas profile

Living in Manassas

Manassas is a medium-sized city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 41,085 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Manassas is the 27th largest community in Virginia.

Manassas home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Manassas real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Manassas is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Manassas is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Manassas who work in office and administrative support (12.82%), management occupations (10.26%), and sales jobs (8.47%).

Also of interest is that Manassas has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Manassas, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.35 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Manassas is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Manassas area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

In terms of college education, Manassas is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.72% of adults in Manassas have a college degree.

The per capita income in Manassas in 2018 was $31,638, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $126,552 for a family of four. However, Manassas contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Manassas is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Manassas home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Manassas residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Manassas also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 35.85% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Manassas include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

In addition, Manassas has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (26.01%).

The most common language spoken in Manassas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.