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.
Manassas real estate is some of the most expensive in Virginia, although Manassas house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Manassas is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (14.41%), sales jobs (10.74%), and management occupations (8.05%).
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 33.05 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.
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.
The overall education level of Manassas is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.81% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Manassas in 2010 was $29,424, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $117,696 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 32.90% 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 27.33% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Manassas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.