Prince William County Real Estate
|Prince William County, Virginia|
Location in the state of Virginia
Virginia’s location in the U.S.
|348 sq mi (901 km²)
338 sq mi (875 km²)
11 sq mi (28 km²), 3.04%
831/sq mi (321/km²)
Prince William County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. The estimated population in 2007 of the county was 383,644, a 36.6% increase since 2000. Its county seat is the independent city of Manassas. It is part of Northern Virginia and is one of the highest-income counties in the United States.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 348 square miles (902 km²), of which 338 square miles (875 km²) is land and 11 square miles (27 km²) (3.04%) is water. It is bounded on the north by Loudoun and Fairfax counties; on the west by Fauquier County; on the south by Stafford County; and on the east by the Potomac River (Charles County, Maryland lies across the river).
- Loudoun County, Virginia – North
- Fairfax County, Virginia – North-East
- Charles County, Maryland – South-East
- Stafford County, Virginia – South
- Fauquier County, Virginia – West
- Manassas, Virginia – Center (enclave)
- Manassas Park, Virginia – Center (enclave)
The Consulate-General of El Salvador in Woodbridge is located at 14572 Potomac Mills Road in the Dale City CDP.
The Prince William County Public Schools is the second largest in Virginia, recently overtaking Virginia Beach). The system consists of around 62 elementary, 15 middle, and 10 high public schools, as well as a virtual high school, two traditional schools, five special education schools, and two alternative schools. The Superintendent of Prince William County Public Schools is Steven L. Walts.
The system has a television station called PWCS-TV. It is programmed and operated by Prince William County Public Schools’ Media Production Services Department and is accessible to all Prince William County Comcast subscribers.
Edulink Intouch Online is a parent-school communication system that allows secure access to student information such as school attendance and grades.
Prince William County’s illegal immigration crackdown, according to the Prince William County School System, has led to the enrollment in the English as a Second Language class to drop by 759 students from September 2007 to March 2008. Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart says the county expects to save $6 million in education costs because of the transfers.
- Prince William Academy (secular)
- Pope John Paul the Great Catholic High School – Dumfries, Virginia
- St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School – Triangle, Virginia
- St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School – Woodbridge, Virginia
- All Saints School – Manassas, Virginia
- Seton School – Manassas, Virginia
- Holy Family School – Dale City, Virginia
- Emmanuel Christian School – Manassas, Virginia
- Northern Virginia Community College – Woodbridge Campus and Manassas Campus
- George Mason University – Prince William Campus
- Strayer University – Woodbridge Campus and Manassas Campus
- University of Northern Virginia – Manassas Campus
As of the census of 2000, there were 280,813 people, 94,570 households, and 72,724 families residing in the county. The population density was 831 people per square mile (321/km²). There were 98,052 housing units at an average density of 290 per square mile (112/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 68.93% White, 18.76% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 3.81% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 4.35% from other races, and 3.62% from two or more races. 9.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
By 2005 non-Hispanic whites were 54.2% of Prince William County’s population. 19.4% of the population was African-American. 0.5% was Native American. 6.4% of the population was Asian American. The growth of the Asian population was, numerically and as a percentage of the total population in this subgroup, dwarfed by the growth of the Latino population, which made up 18.0% of the county’s total population by 2005.
There were 94,570 households, out of which 44.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.30% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.10% were non-families. 17.10% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94, and the average family size was 3.32.
In the county, the population distribution included 30.40% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 35.20% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 4.80% 65 or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $65,960, and the median income for a family was $71,622. Males had a median income of $45,595, compared to $34,286 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,641. About 3.30% of families and 4.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.60% of those under age 18 and 4.70% of those age 65 or over.
The Potomac Nationals are a Minor League Baseball team located in Woodbridge, Virginia. The Nationals play in the high-A Carolina League and are an affiliate of the Washington Nationals. The Northern Virginia Royals are an American minor league soccer team, also located in Woodbridge, Virginia. The Royals have minor league affiliation with D.C. United, Washington, DC Major League Soccer franchise.
Located in Manassas is the historic Old Dominion Speedway. Opened in 1948, it was the location of the first commercial drag race held on the East Coast. It was also a stop on the NASCAR Grand National (now Sprint Cup Series) schedule in the late 50′s and early 60′s. It still holds weekly drag races and NASCAR-sanctioned races.