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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>

Occoquan was established in 1765.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Occoquan has a population of 1,089 people<4> (see below for details).

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

Telephone area codes for Occoquan: (703) and (571)<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Occoquan had an population of 1,089 people. This is an increase of 16.6% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 43.48% 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 (with 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
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Alexandria
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Manassas
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Fairfax
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Manassas Park
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • 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.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manassas Park
    • Manassas Park is located in Manassas Park City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,004 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manassas Park <7>
  • Vienna
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Falls Church
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • La Plata
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Plata
    • La Plata is located in Charles County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,800 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Plata <7>
  • Dumfries
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumfries
    • Dumfries is located in Prince William County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,106 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dumfries <7>
  • Indian Head
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • 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.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Head
    • Indian Head is located in Charles County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,787 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indian Head <7>

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.

Adding Occoquan to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Occoquan in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Occoquan was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Occoquan.

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 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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