Quantico, Virginia

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Quantico, Virginia
Town
Memorial at Marine Corps Base Quantico
Location in Prince William County and the state of Virginia.
Location in Prince William County and the state of Virginia.
Coordinates: 38°31′19″N 77°17′23″W / 38.52194°N 77.28972°W / 38.52194; -77.28972
Country  United States of America
State  Virginia
County Prince William
Area
 • Total 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Land 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 39 ft (12 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 480
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
ZIP code 22134
Area codes 571, 703
FIPS code 51-65120[1]
GNIS feature ID 1499925[2]
Website townofquantico.org

Quantico (formerly Potomac)[3] is a town in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. The population was 480 at the 2010 census.

Quantico is bordered by the U.S. military installation of Marine Corps Base Quantico on three sides and the Potomac River on the fourth. Quantico is located south of the mouth of Quantico Creek on the Potomac. The word Quantico is a derivation of the name of a Doeg village recorded by English colonists as Pamacocack.[citation needed]

Quantico is the site of one of the largest U.S. Marine Corps bases, MCB Quantico. The base is the site of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command and HMX-1 (the presidential helicopter squadron), Officer Candidate School, and The Basic School. The United States Drug Enforcement Administration's training academy, the FBI Academy, the FBI Laboratory, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Command, and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations headquarters are on the base. A replica of the USMC War Memorial stands at the entrance to the base.

As of 2013, the mayor is Kevin P. Brown.[4]

Geography

Quantico is at 38°31'19" North, 77°17'23" West (38.521871, −77.289757).[5] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), of which, 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Climate

Quantico has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa).

Climate data for Quantico, Virginia (1981–2010 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 44.2
(6.8)
47.3
(8.5)
56.1
(13.4)
67.0
(19.4)
75.1
(23.9)
83.7
(28.7)
87.5
(30.8)
85.7
(29.8)
78.9
(26.1)
68.3
(20.2)
57.8
(14.3)
47.2
(8.4)
66.7
(19.3)
Average low °F (°C) 27.0
(−2.8)
29.5
(−1.4)
36.3
(2.4)
45.9
(7.7)
55.1
(12.8)
64.8
(18.2)
69.3
(20.7)
68.1
(20.1)
60.5
(15.8)
48.3
(9.1)
39.0
(3.9)
30.5
(−0.8)
48.0
(8.9)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 2.88
(73.2)
2.82
(71.6)
3.74
(95)
3.25
(82.6)
3.77
(95.8)
3.32
(84.3)
3.82
(97)
3.36
(85.3)
3.88
(98.6)
3.27
(83.1)
3.81
(96.8)
3.19
(81)
41.11
(1,044.3)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 4.0
(10.2)
2.5
(6.4)
1.3
(3.3)
trace 0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
.5
(1.3)
1.9
(4.8)
10.2
(25.9)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 10.1 8.9 10.9 10.3 11.8 9.7 10.4 7.3 7.9 8.0 9.5 10.0 114.8
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 2.2 1.8 .7 .1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .2 1.1 6.1
Source: NOAA[6]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 538
1940 1,139 111.7%
1950 1,240 8.9%
1960 1,015 −18.1%
1970 719 −29.2%
1980 621 −13.6%
1990 670 7.9%
2000 561 −16.3%
2010 480 −14.4%
Est. 2016 540 [7] 12.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 561 people, 295 households, and 107 families living in the town. The population density was 7,811.2 inhabitants per square mile (3,015.9/km2). There were 359 housing units at an average density of 4,998.6 per square mile (1,930.0/km2). The racial makeup was 61.32% White, 20.32% African American, 10.16% Asian, 0.36% Native American, 2.32% from other races, and 5.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.53% of the population.

There were 295 households out of which 19.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 21.4% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 63.4% were non-families. 53.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.90 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 39.8% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 122.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 130.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $27,596. Males had a median income of $29,615 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,087. About 22.4% of families and 21.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.4% of those under the age of 18 and none of those ages 65 or older.

Transportation

Amtrak and Virginia Railway Express trains stop at the Quantico station.

Notable people

In popular culture

The FBI Academy in Quantico was the setting of fifteen episodes of The X-Files and several scenes from Thomas Harris' book The Silence of the Lambs and the film of the same name. Criminal Minds is based out of Quantico. The CBS drama CSI: Cyber is also set in Quantico. The drama-thriller series,Quantico, set at the FBI Academy premiered in 2015 on the ABC network. Lee Child's character Major Jack Reacher makes numerous references to Quantico, especially in the novel The Visitor. It is also mentioned in the new drama series Mindhunters, premiered in 2017 on Netflix.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2008. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008. 
  3. ^ townofquantico.org
  4. ^ "Directory Town of Quantico". townofquantico.org. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Station Name: VA QUANTICO MCAS". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

External links

  • Town of Quantico
  • Prince William County Government
  • Dumfries Magisterial District Supervisor
  • FBI

Coordinates: 38°31′19″N 77°17′23″W / 38.521871°N 77.289757°W / 38.521871; -77.289757

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