Arlington

Arlington is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, on the west bank of the Potomac River.

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Arlington is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, on the west bank of the Potomac River directly across from Washington, D.C. Although sometimes referred to as a city, Arlington is actually a county which contains no incorporated towns or cities within its boundaries.
 
Originally part of the 10-mile square area set aside in 1791 for the nation’s capital, the land now comprising Arlington County was returned to the Commonwealth of Virginia by the U.S. Congress in 1846 and was known at the time as Alexandria County. In 1852, the independent City of Alexandria was incorporated from a portion of the County, leading to confusion, as two adjacent municipal entities continued to share the same name ("Alexandria"). Although best known generally as the home of the Pentagon, The Iwo Jima War Memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery, the County is also an important employment center.
 
The Federal Government accounts for the lion's share of the roughly 200,000 jobs in Arlington, but high-tech companies have become increasingly prominent, as have several major associations, Fortune 500 companies, and other nationally known employers. The County’s residential population is among the most highly educated in the nation and is increasingly diverse. Arlington is the home of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and is serviced by the Orange, Blue and Yellow lines of the Washington Metro. The County is traversed by two Interstate highways, I-66 and I-395; as well as by the George Washington Memorial Parkway.
 
The name Arlington is synonymous in many people's minds with Arlington National Cemetery, the most famous national cemetery in the United States. Veterans from all the nation's wars are buried in the cemetery, as are two former Presidents (John F. Kennedy and William Howard Taft). Also located in Arlington are the Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, and several notable memorials, including the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (also known as the "Iwo Jima Memorial"), the U.S. Air Force Memorial, and the Women in Military Service for America Memorial.
 
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Overview for Arlington, VA

235,764 people live in Arlington, where the median age is 35.1 and the average individual income is $77,535. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

235,764

Total Population

35.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$77,535

Average individual Income

Around Arlington, VA

There's plenty to do around Arlington, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

81
Very Walkable
Walking Score
95
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
72
Excellent Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Smiley's, Commonwealth Bee Company, and Wendylicious Nigerian Cuisine.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 2.6 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.54 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.25 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.47 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.73 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.64 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Arlington, VA

Arlington has 109,528 households, with an average household size of 2.12. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Arlington do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 235,764 people call Arlington home. The population density is 9,068.75 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

235,764

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35.1

Median Age

50.29 / 49.71%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
109,528

Total Households

2.12

Average Household Size

$77,535

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
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Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Arlington, VA

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The following schools are within or nearby Arlington. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Ashlawn Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Cardinal Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
McKinley Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Tuckahoe Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
St Ann Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Carlin Springs Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Jamestown Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Arlington Traditional
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Chesterbrook Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Randolph Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Long Branch Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Oakridge Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Innovation Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Barcroft Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Chesterbrook Montessori School-Arlington Forest
PRIVATE
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Metta Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Full Circle Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Abingdon Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Alice West Fleet Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Washington Liberty High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Hoffman-Boston Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Montessori Public School Of Arlington
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Arlington Montessori House
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Full Circle Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Francis Scott Key Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Our Savior Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Full Circle Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - PreK
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

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