Arlington, Massachusetts Population 2020

45,147

Arlington is a city located in Massachusetts. Arlington has a 2020 population of 45,147. Arlington is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 5.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 42,844 in 2010. Arlington reached it's highest population of 45,147 in 2018.

The average household income in Arlington is $138,305 with a poverty rate of 5.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,645 per month, and the median house value is $609,800. The median age in Arlington is 41 years, 40.2 years for males, and 41.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.0 males.

Arlington Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Arlington was:

  • White: 80.56%
  • Asian: 11.79%
  • Two or more races: 3.89%
  • Black or African American: 2.66%
  • Other race: 1.07%
  • Native American: 0.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Arlington, Massachusetts is 45,147, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 45,147.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 42,844.

Arlington, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White36,37180.56%
Asian5,32111.79%
Two or More Races1,7573.89%
Black or African American1,2002.66%
Some Other Race4811.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native170.04%

Arlington Population Pyramid 2020

Arlington Median Age

41


Total

40.2


Male

41.8


Female

Arlington Adults

There are 35,258 adults, (7,338 of whom are seniors) in Arlington.

Arlington Age Dependency

61.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Arlington Sex Ratio

Female

24,139

53.47%

Male

21,008

46.53%

Arlington Households and Families

Arlington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Arlington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.8%27.2%
Male67.5%32.5%
Female62.2%37.8%
All59.2%40.8%
Non Family39.8%60.2%

59.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,8102.3859.2
Married9,7043.1472.8
Non Family7,2201.2639.8
Female1,4802.8162.2
Male4062.6367.5

3.02

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Arlington Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5701.72%
9th to 12th Grade5451.64%
High School Graduate4,03912.17%
Some College3,0379.15%
Associates Degree1,4054.23%
Bachelors Degree10,13730.55%
Graduate Degree13,44440.52%

Arlington Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White26,71225,95019,064
Asian3,9553,7153,036
Hispanic1,1861,091659
Black728716339
Multiple Races574574489
Other Race28822850
Native American1717

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 85.19%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$68,687$87,772$59,355
Less Than High School$26,278$26,800$25,592
High School Grad$45,829$53,063$31,030
Some College$48,954$56,568$46,507
Bachelors Degree$70,292$87,386$59,776
Graduate Degree$88,193$106,701$69,683

$68,687

Average Earnings

$87,772

Average Male

$59,355

Average Female

Arlington Language

Arlington Language by Age

Arlington Language

78.03% of Arlington residents speak only English, while 21.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 10.64% of the population.

Arlington Poverty

Arlington Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White34,4271,4804.30%
Asian5,32161411.54%
Multiple1,7571528.65%
Hispanic2,2251325.93%
Other461357.59%
Black1,083272.49%

5.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.77%

Male Poverty Rate

5.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arlington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arlington is Asian, with 11.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arlington is Black, with 2.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.96%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.71%
Some College9.16%
High School7.73%
Bachelors or Greater3.21%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed9.18%
Male Unemployed7.50%
Female Employed2.43%
Male Employed1.04%

Arlington Income

Arlington Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$107,085$138,305
Families$142,985$172,048
Married Families$156,758-
Non Families$60,865$79,550

Arlington Marital Status

Arlington Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.1%

Male Marriage Rate

51.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Arlington Married by Age and Sex

Arlington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Arlington Marital Status by Race

Arlington Veterans

1,480

Number of Veterans

1,404

Male Veterans

76

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam529
Korea298
Second Gulf War210
First Gulf War112
World War II92
Age Group Veterans
75+526
65 to 74499
35 to 54205
55 to 64142
18 to 34108
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3524.62%
Black607.57%
Asian521.24%
Hispanic302.16%
Other164.69%

$Arlington Veterans by Education

3.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arlington Employment Status

71.9%

Labor Force Participation

69.1%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

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

51.78%

Born in Massachusetts

80.48%

Native Born

19.52%

Foreign Born

9.92%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

80.48% of Arlington residents were born in the United States, with 51.78% having been born in Massachusetts. 9.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202045,1470.00%
201945,1470.00%
201845,1471550.34%
201744,9925841.32%
201644,4082800.63%
201544,1284000.91%
201443,7284200.97%
201343,3083560.83%
201242,9523820.90%
201142,570-274-0.64%
201042,8440.00%