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Arlington, VA

Arlington is strongly liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress
231,803
Arlington Population7
$
86,660
Median Income6
5.0
%
Unemployment Rate20
 

City Score

 

Population

Arlington is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States since 2010, particularly for 65- to 74-year olds which grew by 60%

Age

34.5
Median Age7
17.4
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Arlington residents are mostly white and the city is slowly becoming less diverse as the white community has grown by 3.3% since 2010, while the Hispanic community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 23.2%

Race

62.2
%
Virginia Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Arlington has comfortable summers and cold winters. The temperature reaches 90°F or above 36 days per year with an average temperature in January of 33°F

Weather

31
%
Chance of Rain12
56
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature42

 

Housing

The average home value in Arlington increased by 35% since 2010 which is 8% lower than the national average and 13% higher than the state average

Rent

$
2,500
Monthly Average13
57
%
Renters43

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Arlington is a high tax location with sales tax 13% lower than the national average and property tax 27% lower than the national average, but income tax 36% higher than the national average.

Other

0.81
%
Property Tax24
6.0
%
Sales Tax22
4.05
%
Vehicle Tax24

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)44

 

Employment

Arlington has a high employment rate of 95% which is 2% higher than the national average. The largest employers are CACI International and The AES

Income

5.1
%
<$25,0006
42.0
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry20

 

Politics

Arlington is strongly liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results45

Representatives

House of Representative30 Donald Sternoff Beyer Jr.
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Virginia Hospital Center, is 1.6 miles from the center of Arlington, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Washington DC VA Medical Center, is 4.6 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, is 2.4 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical31 CBD Oil Only
Decriminalized31 Yes
 

Safety

In Virginia, 35.3% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a decrease since 2000 when 41.8% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks32
No
Permit to Purchase Law32

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Fun Facts

  • A military cemetery considered our nation's most hallowed ground. Each year for Memorial Day, a flag is placed by every tombstone, monument, and columbarium row in the cemetery
  • A 17-mile paved path between George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon and Rosslyn
  • The headquarters of the United States Department of Defense. Visitors can learn about the various branches of the military, the Joint Staff, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and more
 

Top Destinations

  • Arlington is a county with no incorporated towns or cities since it has been classified as a "continuous, contiguous and homogeneous community"36
  • Arlington is the smallest self-governing county in the U.S., occupying slightly less than 26 square miles37
  • Arlington was named after the house that George Washington's adopted son lived in37
 

Recognition

#1 2020 Best Cities to Live by Niche33
#24 2020 Best Cities to Retire by Niche34
#3 2020 Best Cities for Families by Niche35
 

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