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 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%
2010366,12533,1569.96%
2000332,96971,24827.22%
1990261,721101,60863.46%
1980160,11369,88477.45%
197090,22945,454101.52%
196044,77537,083482.10%
19507,6923,45281.42%
19404,24057915.82%
19303,66163020.79%
19203,0312,331333.00%
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

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Arlington Median Age

32.8


Total

31.5


Male

34.1


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 292,935 adults in Arlington.

Arlington Age Dependency

55.6

Age Dependency Ratio

15

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Arlington Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.2
Houses Without Mortgage
22,178
Houses With Mortgage
52,651
Vacancy Rate
8.4
Median Rent
896
Median Home Value
137,900
Renter-Occupied Units
60,017
Owner-Occupied Units
74,829
Total Housing Units
147,231

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Arlington for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 4.5% and the labor force participation rate is 69.7%.

Arlington Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.82
Average Family Size
3.41
Total Households
134846
Married Couple Households
62484
Male Householder (no wife) Families
8539
Female Householder (no husband) Families
21238
Non Family Households
42585
Total Families
92261
Households With Own Children
45525
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
5.3
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.4

Arlington Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
7,738
$10,000 to $14,999
6,187
$15,000 to $24,999
14,166
$25,000 to $34,999
14,754
$35,000 to $49,999
19,386
$50,000 to $74,999
26,480
$75,000 to $99,999
16,216
$100,000 to $149,999
18,371
$150,000 to $199,999
6,470
Over $200,000
5,078

Arlington Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Arlington

Texas

$53,574

$54,727

$70,985

$77,585

Under 10k10k - 15k15k - 25k25k - 35k35k - 50k50k - 75k75k - 100k100k - 150k150k - 200kOver 200k00.050.10.150.2

Arlington Education Data

Arlington Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
17,5937.31%
9th to 12th Grade
19,4898.10%
High School Graduate
56,02723.28%
Some College
59,17424.58%
Associates Degree
17,8807.43%
Bachelors Degree
48,00919.95%
Graduate Degree
22,5209.36%