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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Manassas is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 41,379. Manassas is in Manassas City County. Living in Manassas offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Manassas there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Manassas. The public schools in Manassas are above average.
About Manassas...
Population
41,379

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$307,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,439
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Manassas Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    155.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    54.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    38.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    171.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,253.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    93.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Manassas

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$77,551
National
$55,322
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Manassas Reviews

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Manassas is an alright place. There are certain areas which are not so great, especially at night. One thing I would like to see change is the public schools in this area. Every year it seems like the security is getting worse. Anyone can just go into the schools which is dangerous considering the things going on in our world today. I also feel like there is a lot more violence occurring in schools. One thing I do like is some of the shopping centers in Manassas. There are stores not too far from the houses which makes them easily accessible to people and there is also public trasnportation if needed.
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Manassas is a great place to have a family, or to move if you're looking to have a larger property in the DC area for less price. It's definitely up-and-coming, with plenty of new restaurants, breweries, and things to do nearby. If you have to commute north in the morning OR if you're wanting big city life, it may not be best. However there are some great places to live, nature nearby, and you can have a yard! That goes a long way.
I have lived in Manassas since I was 2 years old, and the area has only gone down hill since I have grown up. My parents originally moved to Manassas because of the great schools and the close proximity to Washington, D.C.; however, as my sister and I became older crime rates increased and gang activity was growing significantly in my neighborhood. Growing up, both my car and my parent's cars were broken into multiple times and home break-ins were attempted as well, which led to my father installing a security system. Due to the decreasing quality of my area, I transferred to a high school on the other side of town so the quality of my education was enriched. Whenever I come back to Manassas when I am on a break from college, I see that there has been very few improvements to the area.