Manassas, VA
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Manassas is a medium-sized city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 41,764 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Manassas is the 27th largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some cities, Manassas isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Manassas are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Manassas is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manassas who work in office and administrative support (14.79%), sales jobs (10.86%), and management occupations (7.98%).

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.

In Manassas, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.34 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Manassas use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Manassas‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Manassas citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.14% of adults in Manassas have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Manassas in 2010 was $28,646, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,584 for a family of four. However, Manassas contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Manassas is a very 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 32.47% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Manassas include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Manassas's cultural character, accounting for 26.88% of the city’s population.

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