Arlington, Texas Population 2020

398,112

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 398,112.

Arlington History

The Europeans first settled the city of Arlington 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 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 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 created as well. 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 sectors 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.

City Size and Population Density

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.

Arlington Age and Gender Statistics

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.

Top Employers

The city’s top employer is Texas Health Resources, which employs 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 years 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 increased 7.5% from the census taken in 2010, and this thriving city is well on its way to surpassing 400,000 residents very soon.

Arlington, Texas's estimated population is 398,112 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Arlington, Texas is the 7th largest city in Texas based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 4155.50 people/mi² (1604.44 people/km²).

The overall median age is 33.3 years, 31.9 years for males, and 34.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.8 males.

The median income for households in Arlington, Texas is $, while the mean household income is $.

Arlington Demographics

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

  • White: 61.48%
  • Black or African American: 22.46%
  • Asian: 6.89%
  • Other race: 5.50%
  • Two or more races: 3.09%
  • Native American: 0.45%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%

How Many People Live in Arlington, Texas?

398,112
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018398,1121,0070.25%
2017397,1052,3250.59%
2016394,7805,6791.46%
2015389,1016,0271.57%
2014383,0743,8081.00%
2013379,2663,3600.89%
2012375,9065,4211.46%
2011370,4854,3491.19%
2010366,13633,1670.95%
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%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20187,539,711131,7671.75%
20177,407,944144,9931.96%
20167,262,951153,6712.12%
20157,109,280154,0212.17%
20146,955,259137,7411.98%
20136,817,518111,0841.63%
20126,706,434135,8362.03%
20116,570,598118,5701.80%
20106,452,0280.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White241,27861.48%
Black or African American88,13622.46%
Asian27,0486.89%
Some Other Race21,5985.50%
Two or More Races12,1323.09%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,7620.45%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5080.13%

Arlington Population Pyramid 2020

Arlington Median Age

33.3


Total

31.9


Male

34.5


Female

Arlington Adults

There are 290,575 adults, (40,101 of whom are seniors) in Arlington.

Arlington Age Dependency

56.7

Age Dependency Ratio

16

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Arlington Sex Ratio

Female

199,404

50.81%

Male

193,058

49.19%

Arlington Households and Families

Arlington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Arlington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.5%25.5%
All55.2%44.8%
Male40.4%59.6%
Female38.9%61.1%
Non Family37.4%62.6%

55.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All134,9842.8855.2
Married63,3233.5574.5
Non Family42,1651.3237.4
Female20,8713.6538.9
Male8,6253.6240.4

3.48

Average Family Size

2.88

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Arlington Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade17,9827.27%
9th to 12th Grade19,5717.91%
High School Graduate57,99723.45%
Some College59,82124.19%
Associates Degree19,0867.72%
Bachelors Degree48,60619.65%
Graduate Degree24,2559.81%

Arlington Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White113,426107,12742,856
Hispanic60,44936,6137,907
Black50,29947,04813,384
Asian18,28814,5286,621
Other Race12,4497,785994
Multiple Races5,2344,6221,935
Native American1,182861201
Islander369369229

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 62.06%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,328$41,239$32,399
Less Than High School$25,067$29,855$18,776
High School Grad$30,688$35,910$25,400
Some College$37,140$41,524$32,324
Bachelors Degree$52,198$55,350$49,916
Graduate Degree$63,382$71,344$58,740

$37,328

Average Earnings

$41,239

Average Male

$32,399

Average Female

Arlington Language

Arlington Language by Age

Arlington Language

66.80% of Arlington residents speak only English, while 33.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.37% of the population.

Arlington Poverty

Arlington Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic113,64123,99121.11%
Black86,72916,79119.36%
White151,24414,3099.46%
Asian26,7294,22215.80%
Other21,4323,61116.85%
Multiple11,9152,06217.31%
Native1,710885.15%
Islander508489.45%

15.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.46%

Male Poverty Rate

16.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arlington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arlington is Hispanic, with 21.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arlington is Native, with 5.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.46%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.22%
High School13.46%
Some College9.63%
Bachelors or Greater6.13%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.32%
Male Unemployed22.83%
Female Employed8.93%
Male Employed7.32%

Arlington Income

Arlington Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$58,502$76,300
Families$68,306$87,227
Married Families$83,761$102,877
Non Families$39,443$47,959

Arlington Marital Status

Arlington Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Arlington Married by Age and Sex

Arlington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Arlington Marital Status by Race

Arlington Veterans

18,510

Number of Veterans

16,329

Male Veterans

2,181

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam6,306
First Gulf War4,367
Second Gulf War4,037
Korea977
World War II340
Age Group Veterans
35 to 545,000
65 to 744,529
55 to 643,588
75+2,775
18 to 342,618

Arlington Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White13,3907.30%
Black3,8566.33%
Hispanic1,6222.16%
Asian5442.46%
2 or More3184.62%
Other2391.58%
Indian946.80%
Hawaiian6916.79%

Arlington Veterans by Education

6.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arlington Employment Status

69%

Labor Force Participation

65.6%

Employment Rate

4.9%

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

50.94%

Born in Texas

79.15%

Native Born

20.85%

Foreign Born

12.37%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

79.15% of Arlington residents were born in the United States, with 50.94% having been born in Texas. 12.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.