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Chantilly is an unincorporated community located in western Fairfax Countymarker and southeastern Loudoun Countymarker of Northern Virginia. Recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census designated place (CDP), the community population was 41,041 as of the 2000 census. It is named after an early nineteenth century mansion and farm.

Chantilly is part of the Washington metropolitan area and is approximately 24 miles (39 km) from Washington, D.C.marker

Chantilly is home to Washington Dulles International Airportmarker, which serves Washington, D.C. It is also the location of the Steven F.marker Udvar-Hazy Centermarker annex of the National Air & Space Museummarker and the headquarters of the National Reconnaissance Officemarker.


During the American Civil War on September 1, 1862, the Battle of Chantillymarker (or Ox Hill) was fought nearby. Following his victory at the Second Battle of Bull Runmarker (or Second Manassas), Confederate General Robert E. Lee directed Major General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson to cross Bull Run on August 31 and sweep around the position of Major General John Pope's Union Army of Virginia at Centrevillemarker. Reaching the Little River Turnpike northwest of Centreville, Jackson turned southeastward toward Fairfax Court House (now Fairfax, Virginiamarker) to strike in rear of Pope's army.

During September 1, Pope, apprised of Jackson's movement, began to withdraw toward Fairfax Court House. Late in the day, Jackson clashed with Union forces under Brigadier General Isaac Stevens and Major General Philip Kearny near Ox Hill, west of Fairfax. During the ensuing battle, which was fought amid a raging storm, both Union generals Stevens and Kearny were killed. The fighting ended at dusk, and Pope's army continued its withdrawal to Fairfax and subsequently to the Washington defenses.

Although commercial and residential development now covers most of the Chantilly (Ox Hill) battlefield, a small county parkmarker preserves a five acre (19,000 m¬≤) portion of the battle site.

Population history

Population history of Chantilly CDP from the U.S. Census Bureau:
  • 1980: 12,259
  • 1990: 29,337
  • 2000: 41,041


Chantilly is located at (38.894146, -77.431407) .

Informally, Chantilly is located around the intersection of US-50 (Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy) and VA-28 (Sully Rd).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 11.7 square miles (30.2 km¬≤), all of it land.

Chantilly has some land area that is located in Loudoun County, Virginia.

Chantilly is served by US-50, the Fairfax County Parkway, and Virginia State Route 28 (Sully Road).


As of the census of 2000, there were 41,041 people, 14,840 households, and 10,521 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,519.4 people per square mile (1,359.0/km¬≤). There were 15,173 housing units at an average density of 1,301.1/sq mi (502.4/km¬≤). The racial makeup of the CDP was 73.34% White, 4.99% African American, 0.29% Native American, 16.36% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.01% from other races, and 2.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.87% of the population.

There were 14,840 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 38.4% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 4.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.

According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the CDP was $105,838, and the median income for a family was $126,290. Males had a median income of $61,954 versus $41,608 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $36,200. About 1.3% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.

The area is seen by many as a "boom town" with more development planned for the future alongside ongoing construction throughout. Chantilly is home to many professionals including physicians that contract with the nearby airports and the government.


The American Registry for Internet Numbers is headquartered in an unincorporated area by Washington Dulles International Airportmarker, near Chantilly.

Compass Airlines is headquartered near Chantilly, in an unincorporated area. The headquarters will be relocated to Minneapolismarker, Minnesotamarker in late 2009.


Primary and secondary schools

Residents of the CDP go to Fairfax County Public Schoolsmarker.

Elementary schools within the CDP include Brookfield Elementary School, Greenbriar East Elementary School, Greenbriar West Elementary School, Lees Corner Elementary School, Navy Elementary School, and Poplar Tree Elementary School.

Rocky Run Middle School, Franklin Middle Schoolmarker, and Chantilly High Schoolmarker are located within the CDP. Westfield High Schoolmarker is a large high school located outside of the CDP.

St. Timothy School and St. Veronica School, private Catholic schools, are located in the CDP.

Public libraries

Fairfax County Public Library operates the Chantilly Regional Library in the CDP.

See also


  1. " Contact Us." American Registry for Internet Numbers. Retrieved on September 16, 2009.
  2. " Chantilly CDP, Virginia." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on September 16, 2009.
  3. " ARIN Upgrades IPv6 Network Services With Dual Stack GigE Internet Access From NTT America." Red Orbit. Tuesday September 2, 2008. Retrieved on September 16, 2009.
  4. " About Us." Compass Airlines. Retrieved on September 26, 2009.
  5. " Chantilly CDP, Virginia." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on September 26, 2009.
  6. " Library Branches." Fairfax County Public Library. Retrieved on October 21, 2009.

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