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Manassas, Virginia

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The location of Manassas

Welcome to Manassas ...

The location of Manassas has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Manassas has a population of 41,501 people<2> (see below for details).

The city of Manassas is 300 feet [91 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Manassas lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Manassas: (703) and (571)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Manassas had a population of 37,821 people.

The population of Manassas represents 0.47% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 18th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 37,821 people, the population of Manassas increased 7.64% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 35,135 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Manassas had an population of 41,501 people. This is an increase of 9.73% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.12% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Manassas.

Communities near Manassas ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Manassas and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017
Dumfries   [Map]   5,230   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fairfax   [Map]   24,097   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Falls Church   [Map]   14,583   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Haymarket   [Map]   1,715   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Herndon   [Map]   24,532   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Occoquan   [Map]   1,076   E   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Manassas.

Communities Also Named Manassas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Manassas - it's located in Georgia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Manassas.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Manassas. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Manassas. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Manassas. Our list includes 8 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Manassas:

Websites for Manassas ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Manassas ...

Looking for more information about Manassas? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Manassas, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Manassas.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Manassas:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Manassas.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Manassas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (571) is an overlay for area code (703).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Manassas) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Manassas. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Manassas

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manassas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7509, Longitude: -77.4753     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Manassas have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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