Arlington, Texas Population 2018

Arlington is a city located in the state of Texas. It is located in Tarrant County within the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. The city is the seventh most populous in Texas with estimates showing that the population is 392,772.

Arlington History

The city of Arlington was first settled by the Europeans in the mid-19th century. A trading post was established in 1841 under the name Marrow Bone Spring on the site of what is today Arlington. The city itself was actually founded years later in 1876. The city quickly developed a reputation for being a center for farming and cotton-ginning. By the end of the 19th century, many businesses in the agriculture industry were well established.

Arlington was incorporated as a city in 1884. The city began to expand while the population continued to grow. By the early 20th century, the city was equipped with telephone service, natural gas and electricity. A public school system was also created. The population around the time of World War II grew to approximately 4,000.

A new industry came to Arlington during the 1950s with the construction of a General Motors plant. The automotive and aerospace industries grew quite rapidly, leading to a population boom that lasted throughout the latter half of the 20th century. The city continued to expand with the addition of Six Flags Over Texas in the 1960s and the Texas Rangers baseball team, who transferred from Washington in 1972. The AT&T Stadium was constructed in the 21st century and became home to the Dallas Cowboys.

Today, the city continues to grow and thrive. There are many retail centers, museums, and other attractions that draw in visitors each year. Through the years, it has grown to become the largest city in Texas that is not a county seat, and it is the 48th most populated city in the country.

Arlington Demographics

The city of Arlington has an estimated population of over 392,000 people. The city has a total area of nearly 100 square miles, and it has a population density of about 3,810 people per square mile.

The city of Arlington has a population that is primarily white, with this race making up 59% of the total population. Nearly 19% of the population is black, almost 7% is Asian, over 3% is mixed race, and people of Hispanic or Latino origin make up over 27% of the population. The largest age group living in Arlington is under the age of 20, comprising 31% of the population. Thirty percent of the population is 25 to 44, 23% are 45 to 64, and 8% are at least 65 years old. About 20% of the population lives below the federal poverty line. There are more males than females living in Arlington, with 94 men for every 100 women.

The city’s top employer is Texas Health Resources, which provides employment to over 8,000 people. Other top employers that are important to the city include Arlington Independent School District, the University of Texas at Arlington, Six Flags Over Texas, and the Parks at Arlington.

Arlington Population Growth

Arlington’s population has been on the rise since it was founded in the 19th century. The city’s population climbed to over 7,600 people at the time of the 1950 census. This was nothing compared to the boom that followed, with the population rising by over 482% in the ten-year period between 1950 and 1960. By 1980, the population had grown to over 160,000. At the time of the next census, this number jumped to over 261,000. The city’s estimated population is up 7.5% from the last census taken in 2010, and this thriving city is well on its way to surpassing 400,000 residents in the very near future.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2017396,3942,3770.60%
2016394,0175,4231.40%
2015388,5945,7851.51%
2014382,8093,5860.95%
2013379,2233,3280.89%
2012375,8955,3891.45%
2011370,5064,3811.20%
2010366,12533,1560.95%
2000332,96971,2482.44%
1990261,721101,6085.04%
1980160,11369,8845.90%
197090,22945,4547.26%
196044,77537,08319.26%
19507,6923,4526.14%
19404,2405791.48%
19303,6616301.91%
19203,0312,3317.60%
19007000.00%

Arlington Population in 2018Source: By https://www.flickr.com/photos/affiliate/ [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White244,490
Black or African American85,023
Asian26,689
Some Other Race17,998
Two or More Races11,948
American Indian and Alaska Native1,619
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander458

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Arlington Population Pyramid 2018

5,00010,00015,000 Male Population5,00010,00015,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Arlington Median Age

33.1


Total

31.9


Male

34.3


Female

Arlington Adults

There are 286,194 adults, (38,652 of whom are seniors) in Arlington.

Arlington Age Dependency

56.8

Age Dependency Ratio

15.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Arlington Sex Ratio

Female

197,986

51.00%

Male

190,239

49.00%

Arlington Households and Families

Arlington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Arlington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.4%25.6%
All55.6%44.4%
Male42.5%57.5%
Female39%61%
Non Family38.2%61.8%

55.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Arlington Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All135,0042.8555.6
Married63,4833.5374.4
Non Family42,2581.338.2
Female20,7493.639
Male8,5143.5942.5

3.45

Average Family Size

2.85

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Arlington Households

Arlington Education

Arlington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade17,7857.29%
9th to 12th Grade19,4177.96%
High School Graduate56,71823.25%
Some College59,74324.49%
Associates Degree18,5977.62%
Bachelors Degree48,28919.80%
Graduate Degree23,3969.59%

Arlington Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White114,446108,58442,708
Hispanic59,06235,2167,210
Black47,79944,30813,370
Asian18,04214,4906,513
Other Race10,4076,655835
Multiple Races5,0814,4531,714
Native American1,133923292
Islander350350180

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 51.43%.

Arlington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,581$40,570$32,035
Less Than High School$23,011$27,713$17,747
High School Grad$29,334$35,509$22,790
Some College$36,882$41,477$32,011
Bachelors Degree$51,231$55,163$47,591
Graduate Degree$60,320$67,940$55,434

$36,581

Average Earnings

$40,570

Average Male

$32,035

Average Female

Arlington Language

Arlington Language by Age

Arlington Language

66.93% of Arlington residents speak only English, while 33.07% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.27% of the population.

Arlington Poverty

Arlington Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic111,16725,44722.89%
Black83,80716,17919.31%
White153,26414,0739.18%
Asian26,3414,17415.85%
Other17,8602,81215.74%
Multiple11,7212,13318.20%
Native1,5431066.87%
Islander458286.11%

16.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.93%

Male Poverty Rate

17.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arlington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arlington is Hispanic, with 22.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arlington is Islander, with 6.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.94%.

Arlington Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.59%
High School14.53%
Some College9.48%
Bachelors or Greater6.00%

Arlington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.72%
Male Unemployed26.73%
Female Employed8.93%
Male Employed7.65%

Arlington Income

Arlington Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,562$73,240
Families$66,139$83,857
Married Families$81,425$99,437
Non Families$37,388$46,186

Arlington Marital Status

Arlington Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Arlington Married by Age and Sex

Arlington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Arlington Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Arlington Veterans

Arlington Veterans by War

18,615

Number of Veterans

16,500

Male Veterans

2,115

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam6,165
First Gulf War4,485
Second Gulf War3,906
Korea1,145
World War II475

Arlington Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 545,411
65 to 744,466
55 to 643,365
75+2,881
18 to 342,492

Arlington Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White13,7267.42%
Black3,7156.36%
Hispanic1,5552.15%
Asian4061.88%
2 or More3124.58%
Other2962.38%
Indian825.95%
Hawaiian7821.02%

Arlington Veterans by Education

6.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arlington Employment Status

Arlington Employment by Age

69.1%

Labor Force Participation

65.2%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Arlington Employment by Race

Arlington Employment by Education

Arlington Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

51.05%

Born in Texas

79.01%

Native Born

20.99%

Foreign Born

12.73%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

79.01% of Arlington residents were born in the United States, with 51.05% having been born in Texas. 12.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.