Mantua, Virginia

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Mantua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Mantua is a bedroom community serving as a suburb to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Most the homes in Mantua were built between the 1950s and the 1980s. The population was 7,485 at the 2000 census.



Mantua is located at 38°51′7″N 77°15′28″W / 38.85194°N 77.25778°W / 38.85194; -77.25778 (38.852012, -77.257675)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.3 km²).2.4 square miles (6.3 km²) of it is land and a small river called "Crooks Branch" flows through it.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,485 people, 2,627 households, and 1,938 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,090.4 people per square mile (1,194.2/km²). There were 2,723 housing units at an average density of 1,124.3/sq mi (434.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 78.78% White, 1.96% African American, 0.41% Native American, 13.61% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.93% from other races, and 2.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.83% of the population.

There were 2,627 households out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.15.

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