Manassas, a town in Virginia, has a population of just over 41,000. Families with young children are a common sight, as kids under 5 make up an above-average 8% of the population, while retirees are less well-represented. With an average age of just over 34, the city's residents skew notably younger than most cities in Virginia. Most residents own their homes in Manassas, and 36% of residents rent. Relatively high rent costs could be a contributing factor, as the average rent of $1,470/month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,285.
Among residents older than 25 in Manassas, 11% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 7% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Manassas residents work in one of five industries: construction, retail, entertainment, scientific, and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 30% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 8% of the city's population works in sales, making it the top field in the city. With an average annual income of just over $90,000, Manassas workers take home about the same as their peers elsewhere in Virginia. Manassas, however, compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345.
Manassas has an average commute time of about 38 minutes, slower than the state average of about 30 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing mode of getting to work, chosen by 47% of commuters, while public transit is not used widely. Not many residents walk to work.