Quantico, Virginia

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Quantico is a town in Prince William County located in Washington Metropolitan Area. It is totally surrounded by 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. As of the 2000 census, Quantico had a population of 561.

Quantico is the site of one of the largest U.S. Marine Corps bases in the world, (MCB Quantico). The base is the site of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command and HMX-1 (the presidential helicopter squadron). The United States Drug Enforcement Administration's training academy, the FBI Academy, and the FBI Laboratory are on the base. A replica of the USMC War Memorial stands in the entrance to the base. (The original is at the north end of Arlington National Cemetery.)

As of 2008, the mayor is Iris Tharp.[3] There is also a town council.[3]

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Geography

Quantico is at 38°31'19" North, 77°17'23" West (38.521871, −77.289757)[4]. 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).

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there are 561 people, 295 households, and 107 families living in the town. The population density is 7,811.2 inhabitants per square mile (3,015.9 /km2). There are 359 housing units at an average density of 4,998.6 per square mile (1,930.0 /km2).

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