RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Occoquan, Virginia

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other VA
Communities

















Welcome to Occoquan ...

The town of Occoquan is primarily located in Fairfax County<1>. A portion of Occoquan extends into Prince William County.

The location of Occoquan has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Occoquan: AH-koh-kwahn<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Occoquan has a population of 1,086 people<4> (see below for details).

Occoquan was established in 1765.

The community of Occoquan is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Area codes for Occoquan: (703) & (571)<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Occoquan had an population of 1,086 people. This is an increase of 16.27% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 43.08% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Occoquan had a population of 934 people. This makes Occoquan the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Occoquan represents 0.01% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 144th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 934 people, the population of Occoquan increased 23.06% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 759 people).

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

Communities near Occoquan ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Occoquan.

  • Arlington [Arlington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
    • Arlington [Arlington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Occoquan
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 207,627 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<8>
  • Alexandria [Alexandria City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexandria
    • Alexandria [Alexandria City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Occoquan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 159,428 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria<8>
  • Manassas [Manassas City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manassas
    • Manassas [Manassas City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Occoquan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,085 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manassas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manassas<8>
  • Fairfax [Fairfax City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfax
    • Fairfax [Fairfax City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the north of Occoquan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,019 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfax
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Manassas Park [Manassas Park City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manassas Park
      • Manassas Park [Manassas Park City] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Occoquan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manassas Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,478 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manassas Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manassas Park<8>
    • Vienna [Fairfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vienna
      • Vienna [Fairfax County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the north of Occoquan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vienna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,485 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vienna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vienna<8>
    • Falls Church [Falls Church City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls Church
      • Falls Church [Falls Church City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of Occoquan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls Church
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falls Church<8>
    • La Plata [Charles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Plata
      • La Plata [Charles County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Occoquan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Plata have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,631 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Plata
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Plata<8>
    • Dumfries [Prince William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumfries
      • Dumfries [Prince William County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Occoquan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,922 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumfries
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dumfries<8>
    • Indian Head [Charles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Head
      • Indian Head [Charles County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Occoquan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Head have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,802 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Head
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indian Head<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Occoquan. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Occoquan.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Occoquan. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Occoquan.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Occoquan. See our Newspapers Page for Occoquan.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Occoquan ...

Looking for more information about Occoquan? 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 Occoquan, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Occoquan.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Fairfax County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Occoquan. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Fairfax County: www.co.fairfax.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Fairfax, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Occoquan. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Occoquan.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Occoquan - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (571) is an overlay for area code (703).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Occoquan) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Occoquan. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Occoquan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Occoquan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6823, Longitude: -77.2603       In this case, the coordinates for Occoquan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 22 Oct 2020