Manassas, VA

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Living in Manassas

Manassas is a medium-sized city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 41,641 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.

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, 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Manassas, the average commute to work is 34.35 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Manassas is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Manassas, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

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 2010 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.

Manassas also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.01%.

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