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Not to be confused with King William County, Virginia. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_0

Prince William County, Virginia_table_infobox_0

Prince William CountyPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_0_0_0
CountryPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_0_1_0 United StatesPrince William County, Virginia_cell_0_1_1
StatePrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_0_2_0 VirginiaPrince William County, Virginia_cell_0_2_1
FoundedPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_0_3_0 1731Prince William County, Virginia_cell_0_3_1
Named forPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_0_4_0 Prince William, Duke of CumberlandPrince William County, Virginia_cell_0_4_1
SeatPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_0_5_0 ManassasPrince William County, Virginia_cell_0_5_1
Largest townPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_0_6_0 DumfriesPrince William County, Virginia_cell_0_6_1
AreaPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_0_7_0
TotalPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_0_8_0 348 sq mi (900 km)Prince William County, Virginia_cell_0_8_1
LandPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_0_9_0 336 sq mi (870 km)Prince William County, Virginia_cell_0_9_1
WaterPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_0_10_0 12 sq mi (30 km)  3.5%Prince William County, Virginia_cell_0_10_1
Population (2010)Prince William County, Virginia_header_cell_0_11_0
TotalPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_0_12_0 402,002Prince William County, Virginia_cell_0_12_1
Estimate (2019)Prince William County, Virginia_header_cell_0_13_0 470,335Prince William County, Virginia_cell_0_13_1
DensityPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_0_14_0 1,200/sq mi (450/km)Prince William County, Virginia_cell_0_14_1
Time zonePrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_0_15_0 UTC−5 (Eastern)Prince William County, Virginia_cell_0_15_1
Summer (DST)Prince William County, Virginia_header_cell_0_16_0 UTC−4 (EDT)Prince William County, Virginia_cell_0_16_1
Congressional districtsPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_0_17_0 1st, 10th, 11thPrince William County, Virginia_cell_0_17_1
WebsitePrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_0_18_0 Prince William County, Virginia_cell_0_18_1

Prince William County is located on the Potomac River in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_1

As of the 2010 census, the population was 402,002, on July 1, 2019, the population was estimated to be 470,335, making it Virginia's second-most populous county. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_2

Its county seat is the independent city of Manassas. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_3

A part of Northern Virginia, Prince William County is part of the Washington metropolitan area. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_4

In 2019 it had the 20th-highest income of any county in the United States. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_5

History Prince William County, Virginia_section_0

At the time of European colonization, the native tribes of the area that would become Prince William County were the Doeg, an Algonquian-speaking sub-group of the Powhatan tribal confederation. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_6

When John Smith and other English explorers ventured to the upper Potomac River beginning in 1608, they recorded the name of a village the Doeg inhabited as Pemacocack (meaning "plenty of fish" in their language). Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_7

It was located on the west bank of the Potomac River about 30 miles south of present-day Alexandria. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_8

Unable to deal with European diseases and firepower, the Doeg abandoned their villages in the area by 1700. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_9

As population increased in the area, Prince William County was created by an act of the General Assembly of the colony of Virginia in 1731; it was organized largely from the western section of Stafford County as well as a section of King George County. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_10

The area encompassed by the act creating Prince William County originally included all of what later became the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, and Loudoun; and the independent cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_11

These later became independent jurisdictions. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_12

The county was named for Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, the third son of King George II. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_13

In 1790 the population of the county was 58% white; most of the remainder were enslaved African Americans. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_14

The county had been an area of tobacco plantations, but planters were changing to cultivate mixed crops due to soil exhaustion and changes in the market. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_15

In the first two decades after the Revolution, the number and percentage of free blacks increased in Virginia as some whites freed their slaves, based on revolutionary ideals. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_16

Post-Reconstruction era to present Prince William County, Virginia_section_1

On March 19, 1892, two men, Lee Heflin and Joseph Dye, were lynched in Haymarket. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_17

They had been convicted of the murder of a girl and sentenced to death, but the mob did not want to wait for the legal system. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_18

The men were hanged from trees at the edge of woods; then the mob shot into their bodies. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_19

The Washington Post said, "mob a dangerous thing to encourage. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_20

There is too much of it already throughout the country, and it spreads like a contagion so long as public sentiment tacitly approves it." Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_21

It was unusual that white men were lynched; in Virginia and the rest of the South, black men were overwhelmingly the victims of lynching, the violence by which whites maintained dominance. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_22

The county was rural and agricultural for decades. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_23

Into the early 20th century, the population was concentrated in two areas, one at Manassas (site of a major railroad junction), and the other near Occoquan and Woodbridge along the Potomac River, which was an important transportation route. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_24

Beginning in the late 1930s, suburban residential development began and new housing was developed near the existing population centers, particularly in Manassas. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_25

In 1960 the population was 50,164. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_26

Continued suburbanization and growth of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area caused that to increase rapidly in the following decades. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_27

There was expansion of federal, military and commercial activities in Northern Virginia in the late 20th century. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_28

By 2000, this was the third-most populous local jurisdiction in Virginia. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_29

From 2000 to 2010, the population increased by 43.2%. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_30

This was the first county in Virginia to be minority-majority: the new majority is composed of Hispanic (of any race, largely of Central and South American ancestry), African American, and Asian. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_31

In 2012 it was the seventh-wealthiest county in the country. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_32

The estimated population of 2014 is more than 437,000. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_33

In 1994 The Walt Disney Company bought extensive amounts of land in Haymarket for a proposed Disney's America theme park. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_34

Local resistance to the resort, because of its perceived adverse effects on the historic Manassas Battlefield, led to its end as a viable idea. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_35

William B. Snyder, a local business man convinced Disney to sell the property to him. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_36

Snyder, in turn, sold off most of the land to developers, except for the 405 acres (1.64 km) donated to the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts, who used the land to create Camp Snyder for Cub Scouts. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_37

The Marine Corps Heritage Museum and the Hylton Performing Arts Center opened in the 21st century. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_38

The American Wartime Museum is also to be located in this county. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_39

During the commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, re-enactment of the famous First and Second Battles of Manassas was planned. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_40

Geography Prince William County, Virginia_section_2

According to the U.S. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_41 Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 348 square miles (900 km), of which 336 square miles (870 km) is land and 12 square miles (31 km) (3.5%) is water. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_42

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). Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_43

The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the independent cities of Manassas and Manassas Park with Prince William County (within which the two cities are enclaves) for statistical purposes: Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_44

Prince William County, Virginia_table_general_1

NamePrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_1_0_0 Area (km)Prince William County, Virginia_header_cell_1_0_1 Population
2000 CensusPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_1_0_2
2010 CensusPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_1_0_3
July 1, 2018 
EstimatePrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_1_0_4
Manassas (city)Prince William County, Virginia_cell_1_1_0 25.59Prince William County, Virginia_cell_1_1_1 35,135Prince William County, Virginia_cell_1_1_2 37,821Prince William County, Virginia_cell_1_1_3 41,641Prince William County, Virginia_cell_1_1_4
Manassas Park (city)Prince William County, Virginia_cell_1_2_0 6.55Prince William County, Virginia_cell_1_2_1 10,290Prince William County, Virginia_cell_1_2_2 14,273Prince William County, Virginia_cell_1_2_3 17,306Prince William County, Virginia_cell_1_2_4
Prince William CountyPrince William County, Virginia_cell_1_3_0 871.27Prince William County, Virginia_cell_1_3_1 280,813Prince William County, Virginia_cell_1_3_2 402,002Prince William County, Virginia_cell_1_3_3 468,011Prince William County, Virginia_cell_1_3_4
TotalsPrince William County, Virginia_cell_1_4_0 903.41Prince William County, Virginia_cell_1_4_1 326,238Prince William County, Virginia_cell_1_4_2 454,096Prince William County, Virginia_cell_1_4_3 526,958Prince William County, Virginia_cell_1_4_4

Adjacent jurisdictions Prince William County, Virginia_section_3

Prince William County, Virginia_unordered_list_0

National protected areas Prince William County, Virginia_section_4

Prince William County, Virginia_unordered_list_1

Government Prince William County, Virginia_section_5

County Elected Offices Prince William County, Virginia_section_6

The county is divided into seven magisterial districts: Brentsville, Coles, Potomac, Gainesville, Neabsco, Occoquan, and Woodbridge. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_45

The magisterial districts each elect one supervisor to the Board of Supervisors which governs Prince William County. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_46

There is also a chairman elected by the county at-large, bringing total board membership to 8. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_47

A vice-chairman is selected by the board from among its membership. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_48

The county operates under the county form of the county executive system of government, with an elected Board of Supervisors. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_49

The board appoints a professional, nonpartisan county executive to manage operations of government agencies. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_50

In other elected County offices, the Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney, Amy Ashworth, and the Prince William County Clerk of Circuit Court, Jacqueline Smith are Democrats. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_51

The Prince William County Sheriff, Glen Hill, is a Republican. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_52

Prince William County, Virginia_table_general_2

Board of County SupervisorsPrince William County, Virginia_table_caption_2
NamePrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_2_0_0 PartyPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_2_0_2 First ElectionPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_2_0_3 DistrictPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_2_0_4
Prince William County, Virginia_cell_2_1_0 Ann B. Wheeler, ChairmanPrince William County, Virginia_cell_2_1_1 DemPrince William County, Virginia_cell_2_1_2 2019Prince William County, Virginia_cell_2_1_3 At-LargePrince William County, Virginia_cell_2_1_4
Prince William County, Virginia_cell_2_2_0 Jeanine LawsonPrince William County, Virginia_cell_2_2_1 RepPrince William County, Virginia_cell_2_2_2 2015Prince William County, Virginia_cell_2_2_3 BrentsvillePrince William County, Virginia_cell_2_2_4
Prince William County, Virginia_cell_2_3_0 Yesli VegaPrince William County, Virginia_cell_2_3_1 RepPrince William County, Virginia_cell_2_3_2 2019Prince William County, Virginia_cell_2_3_3 ColesPrince William County, Virginia_cell_2_3_4
Prince William County, Virginia_cell_2_4_0 Peter CandlandPrince William County, Virginia_cell_2_4_1 RepPrince William County, Virginia_cell_2_4_2 2011Prince William County, Virginia_cell_2_4_3 GainesvillePrince William County, Virginia_cell_2_4_4
Prince William County, Virginia_cell_2_5_0 Victor AngryPrince William County, Virginia_cell_2_5_1 DemPrince William County, Virginia_cell_2_5_2 2019Prince William County, Virginia_cell_2_5_3 NeabscoPrince William County, Virginia_cell_2_5_4
Prince William County, Virginia_cell_2_6_0 Kenny A. BoddyePrince William County, Virginia_cell_2_6_1 DemPrince William County, Virginia_cell_2_6_2 2019Prince William County, Virginia_cell_2_6_3 OccoquanPrince William County, Virginia_cell_2_6_4
Prince William County, Virginia_cell_2_7_0 Andrea O. BaileyPrince William County, Virginia_cell_2_7_1 DemPrince William County, Virginia_cell_2_7_2 2019Prince William County, Virginia_cell_2_7_3 PotomacPrince William County, Virginia_cell_2_7_4
Prince William County, Virginia_cell_2_8_0 Margaret Angela FranklinPrince William County, Virginia_cell_2_8_1 DemPrince William County, Virginia_cell_2_8_2 2019Prince William County, Virginia_cell_2_8_3 WoodbridgePrince William County, Virginia_cell_2_8_4

Prince William County, Virginia_table_general_3

Constitutional OfficersPrince William County, Virginia_table_caption_3
PositionPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_3_0_0 NamePrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_3_0_2 PartyPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_3_0_3 First ElectionPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_3_0_4
Prince William County, Virginia_cell_3_1_0 SheriffPrince William County, Virginia_cell_3_1_1 Glendell HillPrince William County, Virginia_cell_3_1_2 RepPrince William County, Virginia_cell_3_1_3 2003Prince William County, Virginia_cell_3_1_4
Prince William County, Virginia_cell_3_2_0 Commonwealth's AttorneyPrince William County, Virginia_cell_3_2_1 Amy AshworthPrince William County, Virginia_cell_3_2_2 DemPrince William County, Virginia_cell_3_2_3 2019Prince William County, Virginia_cell_3_2_4
Prince William County, Virginia_cell_3_3_0 Clerk of Circuit CourtPrince William County, Virginia_cell_3_3_1 Jacqueline SmithPrince William County, Virginia_cell_3_3_2 DemPrince William County, Virginia_cell_3_3_3 2017Prince William County, Virginia_cell_3_3_4

State Elected Offices Prince William County, Virginia_section_7

Republicans formerly held six of the eight Virginia House of Delegates seats that include parts of the county, with that delegation having consisted Robert G. Marshall, Scott Lingamfelter, Tim Hugo, Jackson Miller, Rich Anderson, and Mark Dudenhefer. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_53

In the 2017 legislative election, which saw the Democrats cut a Republican majority in the House of Delegates from 66 to 51, Prince William County saw its number of Republican Delegates be reduced from six to one, with Tim Hugo being the sole Republican to represent the county. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_54

Marshall, Lingamfelter, Miller, and Anderson all ran for reelection and were defeated by Democratic challengers Danica Roem, Elizabeth Guzmán, Lee Carter, and Hala Ayala respectively. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_55

Dudenhefer opted to retire and instead successfully ran for a seat on the Stafford County Board of Supervisors, and he was replaced by Democrat Jennifer Carroll Foy. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_56

Democrats Luke Torian and John Bell were already representing the county in the House at the time of the 2017 elections, and with the addition of the five newcomers, Democrats held seven of the eight House seats that include parts of Prince William County. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_57

Hugo was then defeated in the 2019 election by Democrat Dan Helmer and Democrats now hold all eight House seats . Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_58

Four of the five Virginia State Senate seats that include parts of the county are held by Democrats, including Democratic Sen. Jeremy Mc Pike, the President pro tempore of the Senate, Toddy Puller, George Barker and John Bell. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_59

Republican Richard Stuart also represents portions of the county. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_60

In 2005, Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Tim Kaine won the county with 49.95% of the vote. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_61

Prince William County, Virginia_table_general_4

Representatives to the Virginia House of DelegatesPrince William County, Virginia_table_caption_4
NamePrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_4_0_0 PartyPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_4_0_2 First ElectionPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_4_0_3 DistrictPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_4_0_4
Prince William County, Virginia_cell_4_1_0 Jennifer Carroll FoyPrince William County, Virginia_cell_4_1_1 DemPrince William County, Virginia_cell_4_1_2 2017Prince William County, Virginia_cell_4_1_3 2Prince William County, Virginia_cell_4_1_4
Prince William County, Virginia_cell_4_2_0 Danica RoemPrince William County, Virginia_cell_4_2_1 DemPrince William County, Virginia_cell_4_2_2 2017Prince William County, Virginia_cell_4_2_3 13Prince William County, Virginia_cell_4_2_4
Prince William County, Virginia_cell_4_3_0 Elizabeth GuzmanPrince William County, Virginia_cell_4_3_1 DemPrince William County, Virginia_cell_4_3_2 2017Prince William County, Virginia_cell_4_3_3 31Prince William County, Virginia_cell_4_3_4
Prince William County, Virginia_cell_4_4_0 Dan HelmerPrince William County, Virginia_cell_4_4_1 DemPrince William County, Virginia_cell_4_4_2 2019Prince William County, Virginia_cell_4_4_3 40Prince William County, Virginia_cell_4_4_4
Prince William County, Virginia_cell_4_5_0 Lee CarterPrince William County, Virginia_cell_4_5_1 DemPrince William County, Virginia_cell_4_5_2 2017Prince William County, Virginia_cell_4_5_3 50Prince William County, Virginia_cell_4_5_4
Prince William County, Virginia_cell_4_6_0 Hala AyalaPrince William County, Virginia_cell_4_6_1 DemPrince William County, Virginia_cell_4_6_2 2017Prince William County, Virginia_cell_4_6_3 51Prince William County, Virginia_cell_4_6_4
Prince William County, Virginia_cell_4_7_0 Luke TorianPrince William County, Virginia_cell_4_7_1 DemPrince William County, Virginia_cell_4_7_2 2009Prince William County, Virginia_cell_4_7_3 52Prince William County, Virginia_cell_4_7_4
Prince William County, Virginia_cell_4_8_0 John BellPrince William County, Virginia_cell_4_8_1 DemPrince William County, Virginia_cell_4_8_2 2015Prince William County, Virginia_cell_4_8_3 87Prince William County, Virginia_cell_4_8_4

Prince William County, Virginia_table_general_5

Representatives to the Virginia State SenatePrince William County, Virginia_table_caption_5
NamePrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_5_0_0 PartyPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_5_0_2 First ElectionPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_5_0_3 DistrictPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_5_0_4
Prince William County, Virginia_cell_5_1_0 John BellPrince William County, Virginia_cell_5_1_1 DemPrince William County, Virginia_cell_5_1_2 2019Prince William County, Virginia_cell_5_1_3 13Prince William County, Virginia_cell_5_1_4
Prince William County, Virginia_cell_5_2_0 Richard StuartPrince William County, Virginia_cell_5_2_1 RepPrince William County, Virginia_cell_5_2_2 2007Prince William County, Virginia_cell_5_2_3 28Prince William County, Virginia_cell_5_2_4
Prince William County, Virginia_cell_5_3_0 Jeremy McPikePrince William County, Virginia_cell_5_3_1 DemPrince William County, Virginia_cell_5_3_2 2015Prince William County, Virginia_cell_5_3_3 29Prince William County, Virginia_cell_5_3_4
Prince William County, Virginia_cell_5_4_0 Toddy PullerPrince William County, Virginia_cell_5_4_1 DemPrince William County, Virginia_cell_5_4_2 2000Prince William County, Virginia_cell_5_4_3 36Prince William County, Virginia_cell_5_4_4
Prince William County, Virginia_cell_5_5_0 George BarkerPrince William County, Virginia_cell_5_5_1 DemPrince William County, Virginia_cell_5_5_2 2007Prince William County, Virginia_cell_5_5_3 39Prince William County, Virginia_cell_5_5_4

National politics Prince William County, Virginia_section_8

Republicans hold one of the three U.S. Congressional seats (VA-1) that include parts of Prince William County. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_62

In 2006, Democratic U.S. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_63

Senator candidate Jim Webb carried the county with 50.51% of the vote. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_64

In the 2008 United States presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama carried Prince William with 57.51% of the vote, compared to Republican John McCain who received 41.62%. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_65

Obama's final rally the night before the election was held at the Prince William County Fairgrounds, just outside the city of Manassas. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_66

He was the first Democrat to carry the county since 1964. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_67

Continuing demographic changes in the county, such as an increasingly diverse and urbanized population, were cited by The New York Times as contributing to Obama's success in the 2012 United States presidential election and suggesting the future appeal of the Democratic Party in the United States. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_68

Between 2000 and 2010, county population had increased by 121,189 persons (43.2%). Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_69

It had changed from a primarily white, rural county. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_70

Prince William by 2012 had an educated professional population with the seventh-highest income in the country; it is the first county in Virginia to be composed of a majority of minorities: Hispanic, African American, and Asian. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_71

Obama and the Democrats attracted their votes. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_72

Time identified Prince William as one of five critical counties in Virginia for the election. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_73

Obama defeated Romney soundly by 15 percentage points with a margin of 57%–41%, narrowly beating his 2008 margin. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_74

The county continued its trend toward Democratic candidates in the 2016 United States presidential election, Prince William County voted 57.6% for Hillary Clinton to Trump's 36.5%. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_75

Clinton's victory represented the largest margin of victory for any presidential candidate in the county since 1988. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_76

Economy Prince William County, Virginia_section_9

Top employers Prince William County, Virginia_section_10

According to the county's 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the county are: Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_77

Prince William County, Virginia_table_general_6

#Prince William County, Virginia_header_cell_6_0_0 EmployerPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_6_0_1 # of EmployeesPrince William County, Virginia_header_cell_6_0_2
1Prince William County, Virginia_cell_6_1_0 Prince William County Public SchoolsPrince William County, Virginia_cell_6_1_1 1,000 and overPrince William County, Virginia_cell_6_1_2
2Prince William County, Virginia_cell_6_2_0 U.S. Department of DefensePrince William County, Virginia_cell_6_2_1 1,000 and overPrince William County, Virginia_cell_6_2_2
3Prince William County, Virginia_cell_6_3_0 Prince William County GovernmentPrince William County, Virginia_cell_6_3_1 1,000 and overPrince William County, Virginia_cell_6_3_2
4Prince William County, Virginia_cell_6_4_0 WalmartPrince William County, Virginia_cell_6_4_1 1,000 and overPrince William County, Virginia_cell_6_4_2
5Prince William County, Virginia_cell_6_5_0 Morale, Welfare and RecreationPrince William County, Virginia_cell_6_5_1 1,000 and overPrince William County, Virginia_cell_6_5_2
6Prince William County, Virginia_cell_6_6_0 Sentara HealthcarePrince William County, Virginia_cell_6_6_1 1,000 and overPrince William County, Virginia_cell_6_6_2
7Prince William County, Virginia_cell_6_7_0 Wegmans Food MarketsPrince William County, Virginia_cell_6_7_1 500 to 999Prince William County, Virginia_cell_6_7_2
8Prince William County, Virginia_cell_6_8_0 Minnieland Private Day SchoolPrince William County, Virginia_cell_6_8_1 500 to 999Prince William County, Virginia_cell_6_8_2
9Prince William County, Virginia_cell_6_9_0 Northern Virginia Community CollegePrince William County, Virginia_cell_6_9_1 500 to 999Prince William County, Virginia_cell_6_9_2
10Prince William County, Virginia_cell_6_10_0 Target CorporationPrince William County, Virginia_cell_6_10_1 500 to 999Prince William County, Virginia_cell_6_10_2

Education Prince William County, Virginia_section_11

Secondary Prince William County, Virginia_section_12

Prince William County Public Schools is the second largest school system in Virginia (having recently overtaken Virginia Beach City Public Schools). Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_78

The system consists of 57 elementary, 16 middle, and 13 high schools, as well as a virtual high school, two traditional schools, three special education schools, and two alternative schools. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_79

The Superintendent of Prince William County Public Schools is Dr. Steven L. Walts. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_80

The system has a television station called . Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_81

It is programmed and operated by Prince William County Public Schools' Media Production Services Department and is accessible to Comcast and Verizon subscribers in Prince William County. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_82

Higher Prince William County, Virginia_section_13

Demographics Prince William County, Virginia_section_14

As of the census of 2010, there were 402,002 people, 137,115 housing units, and 130,785 households residing in the county. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_83

The population density was 1,186 people per square mile (458/km). Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_84

There were 137,115 housing units at an average density of 405 per square mile (156/km). Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_85

The racial makeup of the county (reporting as only one race) was: Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_86

Prince William County, Virginia_unordered_list_2

  • 57.8% WhitePrince William County, Virginia_item_2_11
  • 20.2% Black or African AmericanPrince William County, Virginia_item_2_12
  • 0.6% Native AmericanPrince William County, Virginia_item_2_13
  • 7.5% Asian (1.5% Indian, 1.2% Filipino, 1.2% Korean, 0.8% Vietnamese 0.6% Chinese, 0.1% Japanese, 2.1% Other Asian)Prince William County, Virginia_item_2_14
  • 0.1% Pacific IslanderPrince William County, Virginia_item_2_15
  • 9.1% from other racesPrince William County, Virginia_item_2_16
  • and 5.1% from two or more racesPrince William County, Virginia_item_2_17
  • 20.3% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race (6.8% Salvadoran, 3.7% Mexican, 1.8% Puerto Rican, 1.1% Guatemalan, 1.0% Peruvian, 0.9% Honduran, 0.7% Bolivian, 0.4% Colombian, 0.3% Nicaraguan, 0.3% Dominican)Prince William County, Virginia_item_2_18

Also according to census figures, there were 130,785 households in Prince William County as of April 1, 2010. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_87

According to the Census Bureau's 2009 American Community Survey, 76.1% of the county's households are occupied by families, (compared to 66.5% in the United States). Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_88

This represents a decrease of 4.6 percentage points since 1990, when 80.7% of households in the county were families. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_89

Approximately 42.2% of Prince William County's households are family households occupied by parents with their own children under 18 years of age. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_90

According to the Census Bureau's 2009 American Community Survey, 29.3% of the total County population is under 18 years of age; approximately 6.5% is aged 65 and over. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_91

The median age of the population is 33.2 years. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_92

The 2009 American Community Survey also indicated that 50.0% of the county's population is male and 50.0% is female. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_93

According to the 2009 American Community Survey, the 2009 median household income in Prince William County was $89,785. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_94

The per capita income for the county was $35,890. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_95

The 2009 American Community Survey reported that in 2009, 6.0% of Prince William County's population was living below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_96

It was Virginia's first majority-minority county, with "White, not Hispanic or Latino" at 44.8%, "Hispanic or Latino" at 22.3%, and "Black or African American" at 21.8% the chief groups. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_97

Sports Prince William County, Virginia_section_15

The Potomac Nationals were a Minor League Baseball team located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_98

The Nationals play in the high-A Carolina League and are an affiliate of the Washington Nationals. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_99

The Northern Virginia Royals are an American minor league soccer team, also located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_100

The Royals have minor league affiliation with D.C. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_101 United, Washington, D.C. Major League Soccer franchise. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_102

The historic Old Dominion Speedway was located in Manassas. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_103

Opened in 1948, it was the location of the first commercial drag race held on the East Coast, and was a stop on the NASCAR Grand National schedule in the late 50s and early 60s. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_104

Old Dominion Speedway closed in the Fall of 2012 because of noise complaints. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_105

Museums Prince William County, Virginia_section_16

The National Museum of the Marine Corps is located in Triangle, Virginia and is free to the public. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_106

The Historic Preservation Division of Prince William County also operates five museums: Rippon Lodge Historic Site, Brentsville Historic Centre, Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, Lucasville Historic Site, and Ben Lomond Historic Site. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_107

Libraries Prince William County, Virginia_section_17

The Prince William Public Library System is a regional public library system that serves Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_108

The system consists of 6 full-service branches and 5 neighborhood branches that covers the entire Prince William area. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_109

Parks Prince William County, Virginia_section_18

Two National Parks lie within the county. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_110

Prince William Forest Park was established as Chopawamsic Recreational Demonstration Area in 1936 and is located in eastern Prince William County. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_111

This is the largest protected natural area in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region at over 15,000 acres (6,070 ha). Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_112

Manassas National Battlefield Park, located north of Manassas in Prince William County, preserves the site of two major American Civil War battles: the First Battle of Manassas on July 21, 1861, and the Second Battle of Manassas which was fought between August 28 and 30, 1862. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_113

Outside the South, these battles are commonly referred to as the first and second battles of Bull Run. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_114

The Prince William County Department of Parks & Recreation operates fifty parks, two water parks, two recreation centers (Birchdale Rec. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_115

Center and Sharron Baucom Dale City Rec. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_116

Center), two community centers, six sports complexes, and an ice skating rink. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_117

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Transportation Prince William County, Virginia_section_19

The county is traversed by many major highways and roads, including the following: Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_118

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Manassas Regional Airport lies near its namesake city; for commercial passengers, both Dulles Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport are located nearby. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_119

Public busing in the county is provided by the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_120

Services provided by PRTC include OmniRide, OmniLink, and OmniMatch. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_121

The county is served by both Virginia Railway Express (VRE) lines. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_122

The Manassas line has the Manassas Park, Manassas, and Broad Run / Airport stations. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_123

The Fredericksburg line has the Woodbridge, Rippon, and Quantico stations. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_124

The Manassas, Quantico and Woodbridge stations are also served by Amtrak. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_125

Communities Prince William County, Virginia_section_20

Towns Prince William County, Virginia_section_21

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  • DumfriesPrince William County, Virginia_item_5_31
  • HaymarketPrince William County, Virginia_item_5_32
  • OccoquanPrince William County, Virginia_item_5_33
  • QuanticoPrince William County, Virginia_item_5_34

Census-designated places Prince William County, Virginia_section_22

Other unincorporated communities Prince William County, Virginia_section_23

Former communities Prince William County, Virginia_section_24

Independent cities Prince William County, Virginia_section_25

The independent cities of Manassas and Manassas Park are surrounded by Prince William County. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_126

Before becoming independent cities in 1975, as are all cities in Virginia, both were towns and officially part of the county. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_127

The Prince William County Circuit, District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts, Prince William County Commonwealth Attorney's Office, Prince William County Adult Detention Center, Prince William County Sheriff's Office, and other county agencies are located at Prince William County Courthouse complex. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_128

The courthouse complex itself is located in a Prince William County enclave surrounded by the city of Manassas. Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_129

Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park share a single judicial system (courts) and Constitutional offices (Commonwealth's Attorney, Sheriff, Circuit Court Clerk). Prince William County, Virginia_sentence_130

Notable person Prince William County, Virginia_section_26

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  • Austin Steward, abolitionistPrince William County, Virginia_item_6_35

Other important features Prince William County, Virginia_section_27

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  • Marine Corps Base Quantico, a large military installationPrince William County, Virginia_item_7_36
  • Hylton Performing Arts CenterPrince William County, Virginia_item_7_37
  • Jiffy Lube Live concert venuePrince William County, Virginia_item_7_38
  • Potomac Mills, a tourist destination and largest outlet mall in the regionPrince William County, Virginia_item_7_39
  • FBI Academy, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's training and research facility.Prince William County, Virginia_item_7_40
  • Camp William B. Snyder, one of the largest Cub Scout Camps in the United States.Prince William County, Virginia_item_7_41

See also Prince William County, Virginia_section_28

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