Arlington, Texas Population 2022

400,032
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Arlington is a city located in Tarrant County Texas. With a 2020 population of 400,032, it is the 7th largest city in Texas and the 49th largest city in the United States. Arlington is currently growing at a rate of 0.73% annually and its population has increased by 0.70% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 397,269 in 2020. Spanning over 99 miles, Arlington has a population density of 4,177 people per square mile.

The average household income in Arlington is $79,268 with a poverty rate of 14.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,089 per month, and the median house value is $188,100. The median age in Arlington is 33.3 years, 31.9 years for males, and 34.7 years for females.

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.

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.

Arlington Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Arlingtonwas:

  • White: 56.08%
  • Black or African American: 22.90%
  • Other race: 7.70%
  • Asian: 6.62%
  • Two or more races: 5.97%
  • Native American: 0.40%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.34%
The current population of Arlington, Texas is 400,032 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 397,269.

Arlington, Texas Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Arlington Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Arlington Population by Race

Arlington Population Pyramid 2022

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Arlington Median Age

32.9


Total

31.5


Male

34.2


Female

Arlington Adults

There are 294,967 adults, (41,621 of whom are seniors) in Arlington.

Arlington Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

16.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Arlington Sex Ratio

Female

204,043

51.36%

Male

193,226

48.64%

Arlington Population by Age

Arlington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Arlington Household Types

55.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Arlington Households and Families

3.51

Average Family Size

2.9

Average Household Size

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Arlington Households by Type

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Arlington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Arlington Educational Attainment by Race

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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 47.33%.

Arlington Educational Attainment by Race

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$39,393

Average Earnings

$42,832

Average Male

$34,807

Average Female

Arlington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Arlington Language by Age

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Arlington Language

65.82% of Arlington residents speak only English, while 34.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.17% of the population.

Arlington Language

Arlington Poverty by Race

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14.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.80%

Male Poverty Rate

15.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arlington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arlington is Islander, with 23.76% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.91%.

Arlington Poverty

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Arlington Poverty Rate by Education

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Arlington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Arlington Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Arlington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Arlington Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Arlington Marital Status

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17,557

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Arlington Veterans by War

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Arlington Veterans by Age

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Arlington Veterans by Race

Arlington Veterans by Education

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6.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arlington Veterans by Education

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69.5%

Labor Force Participation

65.8%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Arlington Employment by Age

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Arlington Employment by Race

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Arlington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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51.20%

Born in Arlington

79.19%

Native Born

20.81%

Foreign Born

12.14%

Non Citizen

8.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.19% of Arlington residents were born in the United States, with 51.20% having been born in Texas. 12.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Arlington Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Arlington Population by Year