Manassas, Virginia Education and City Information

Located in the northeastern corner of Virginia, Manassas is just 35 miles from Washington, D.C.. Though this city doesn't have any nonprofit colleges or universities of its own, there are several within commuting distance.

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Information About Manassas, Virginia

In 2014, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population of Manassas, Virginia, at 42,081. The city's median household income for 2010-2014 was $71,215.

Manassas is deeply rooted in American history, which is reflected by the town's architecture and atmosphere. Several museums and galleries tell the story of the Civil War and describe the history of Virginia, while walking tours take visitors through the historic district. Residents and visitors can take part in several festivals celebrating the past of Manassas and the state of Virginia. The Fall Jubilee welcomes children with puppet shows, amusement rides and games, while adults can enjoy hundreds of arts and crafts booths, hands-on activities and Virginia foods.

Educational Institutions Near Manassas

Located in Fairfax, George Mason University in the closest nonprofit postsecondary school to Manassas. GMU offers bachelor's through doctoral degrees and had a student population of 33,729 students, including around 22,349 undergraduates, in Fall 2014.

Other not-for-profit schools within a 30-mile radius of Manassas include CET-Alexandria, a private school that awards certificates in HVAC specialist, medical assistant and building maintenance; Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, which features certificate and associate's degree programs in dozens of fields of study; and Marymount University in Arlington, a private university conferring bachelor's through doctoral degrees.

Manassas Industry and Economic Outlook

According to the Virginia Employment Commission, Manassas' main industries include trade and retail, construction, health care, government and professional and technical services. Top employers in the city include Lockheed Martin, Prince William Health System, the City of Manassas, Micron Technology, and the County of Prince William.

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