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
White249,563
Black or African American79,719
Asian26,620
Some Other Race15,224
Two or More Races10,695
American Indian and Alaska Native1,698
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander380

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Arlington Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Arlington Median Age

32.8


Total

31.5


Male

34.1


Female

Arlington Adults

There are 283,701 adults, (36,854 of which are seniors) in Arlington.

Arlington Age Dependency

55.6

Age Dependency Ratio

15

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Arlington Sex Ratio

Female

195,683

50.97%

Male

188,216

49.03%

Arlington Households and Families

Arlington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Arlington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.2%24.8%
All55.5%44.5%
Male41%59%
Non Family39%61%
Female36.4%63.6%

55.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Arlington Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All134,8462.8255.5
Married62,4843.5275.2
Non Family42,5851.3139
Female21,2383.4536.4
Male8,5393.6641

3.41

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

5.3%

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 Grade17,5937.31%
9th to 12th Grade19,4898.10%
High School Graduate56,02723.28%
Some College59,17424.58%
Associates Degree17,8807.43%
Bachelors Degree48,00919.95%
Graduate Degree22,5209.36%

Arlington Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White116,439110,04342,925
Hispanic56,83433,7456,640
Black45,51841,92112,724
Asian18,12414,4596,860
Other Race8,2834,755635
Multiple Races4,2063,7461,391
Native American1,2191,010282
Islander273273121

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 44.32%.

Arlington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,447$39,203$31,288
Less Than High School$21,590$25,452$17,255
High School Grad$27,293$32,423$21,931
Some College$35,591$40,827$31,465
Bachelors Degree$50,668$54,402$46,538
Graduate Degree$60,149$70,458$54,380

$35,447

Average Earnings

$39,203

Average Male

$31,288

Average Female

Arlington Language

Arlington Language by Age

Arlington Language

67.16% of Arlington residents speak only English, while 32.84% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.26% of the population.

Arlington Poverty

Arlington Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic108,91527,47525.23%
Black78,55215,15119.29%
White157,06214,5709.28%
Asian26,3714,15115.74%
Other15,0822,92619.40%
Multiple10,5621,90518.04%
Native1,6771166.92%
Islander380225.79%

16.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.82%

Male Poverty Rate

17.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arlington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arlington is Hispanic, with 25.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arlington is Islander, with 5.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.40%.

Arlington Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.20%
High School14.86%
Some College9.75%
Bachelors or Greater6.17%

Arlington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.47%
Male Unemployed28.35%
Female Employed8.82%
Male Employed8.33%

Arlington Income

Arlington Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$53,574$70,985
Families$62,903$80,896
Married Families$79,878$97,514
Non Families$36,766$45,845

Arlington Marital Status

Arlington Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

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

Arlington Veterans

Arlington Veterans by War

19,153

Number of Veterans

17,042

Male Veterans

2,111

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam6,539
First Gulf War4,560
Second Gulf War3,913
Korea1,188
World War II600

Arlington Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 545,561
65 to 744,542
55 to 643,707
75+2,724
18 to 342,619

Arlington Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White14,4417.65%
Black3,5296.34%
Hispanic1,4642.08%
Asian4512.11%
2 or More3065.33%
Other2632.59%
Indian966.35%
Hawaiian6722.33%

Arlington Veterans by Education

6.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arlington Employment Status

Arlington Employment by Age

69.7%

Labor Force Participation

65.1%

Employment Rate

6.4%

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

51.95%

Born in Texas

79.73%

Native Born

20.27%

Foreign Born

12.62%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

79.73% of Arlington residents were born in the United States, with 51.95% having been born in Texas. 12.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.