Arlington, Virginia Population 2021

233,464
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Arlington is a city located in Virginia. Arlington has a 2020 population of 233,464. Arlington is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 12.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 207,627 in 2010. Arlington reached it's highest population of 233,464 in 2019.

The average household income in Arlington is $154,331 with a poverty rate of 6.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,970 per month, and the median house value is $705,400. The median age in Arlington is 34.7 years, 34.5 years for males, and 34.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.1 males.

Arlington Demographics

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

  • White: 71.49%
  • Asian: 10.26%
  • Black or African American: 9.15%
  • Other race: 4.80%
  • Two or more races: 3.81%
  • Native American: 0.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
The current population of Arlington, Virginia is 233,464, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 231,803.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 207,627.

Arlington, Virginia Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,345,78032,6500.51%
20206,313,13032,6400.52%
20196,280,49032,6500.52%
20186,247,84036,5000.58%
20176,211,34062,0401.00%
20166,149,30055,3500.90%
20156,093,95062,0101.02%
20146,031,94068,6301.14%
20135,963,31084,3701.41%
20125,878,94096,6201.64%
20115,782,320103,8301.80%
20105,678,4900.00%

Arlington Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White166,91271.49%
Asian23,95910.26%
Black or African American21,3609.15%
Some Other Race11,2154.80%
Two or More Races8,8913.81%
American Indian and Alaska Native8330.36%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2940.13%
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Arlington Population by Race

Arlington Population Pyramid 2021

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Arlington Median Age

34.7


Total

34.5


Male

34.9


Female

Arlington Adults

There are 191,897 adults, (24,465 of whom are seniors) in Arlington.

Arlington Age Dependency

39.4

Age Dependency Ratio

14.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Arlington Sex Ratio

Female

116,679

49.98%

Male

116,785

50.02%

Arlington Population by Age

Arlington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Arlington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married61.8%38.2%
All42.7%57.3%
Male39.9%60.1%
Female39.6%60.4%
Non Family30%70%

42.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Arlington Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All107,0322.1542.7
Non Family57,7661.3930
Married40,1143.0661.8
Female5,9832.9739.6
Male3,1692.9839.9

2.97

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

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Arlington Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,2063.59%
9th to 12th Grade3,5882.07%
High School Graduate13,4877.80%
Some College13,4057.75%
Associates Degree6,0413.49%
Bachelors Degree60,59935.03%
Graduate Degree69,65340.27%
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Arlington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Arlington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White110,777109,93995,240
Hispanic23,96518,17410,307
Asian18,29117,13014,260
Black15,55713,8357,338
Other Race7,0804,3951,634
Multiple Races4,9084,6893,533
Native American600487275
Islander20916333

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 99.24%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 85.97%.

Arlington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$79,430$87,280$70,167
Less Than High School$23,776$31,938$17,468
High School Grad$31,395$33,862$26,663
Some College$46,362$51,217$40,115
Bachelors Degree$80,721$87,457$71,725
Graduate Degree$104,079$119,605$89,489

$79,430

Average Earnings

$87,280

Average Male

$70,167

Average Female

Arlington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Arlington Language by Age

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Arlington Language

70.34% of Arlington residents speak only English, while 29.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.49% of the population.

Arlington Language

Arlington Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White141,9805,6533.98%
Hispanic35,8713,80510.61%
Asian23,8012,95512.42%
Black20,5372,69813.14%
Other11,0631,77516.04%
Multiple8,8436056.84%
Native79211013.89%

6.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.73%

Male Poverty Rate

7.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arlington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arlington is Other, with 16.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arlington is White, with 3.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.56%.

Arlington Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.45%
High School13.60%
Some College10.19%
Bachelors or Greater3.44%

Arlington Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed30.97%
Male Unemployed21.83%
Female Employed3.82%
Male Employed2.49%

Arlington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Arlington Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$120,071$154,331
Families$160,810$197,860
Married Families$179,481$218,846
Non Families$95,122$115,026
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Income by Household Type

Arlington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.1%

Male Marriage Rate

42.9%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Arlington Marital Status by Race

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Arlington Marital Status

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12,177

Number of Veterans

10,397

Male Veterans

1,780

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War5,374
First Gulf War4,094
Vietnam3,035
Korea666
World War II322

Arlington Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 544,473
65 to 742,269
75+1,908
55 to 641,892
18 to 341,635

Arlington Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9,8867.25%
Black1,1236.63%
Hispanic1,0493.90%
Asian4702.29%
2 or More3586.39%
Other2352.86%
Indian9014.06%
Hawaiian156.79%

Arlington Veterans by Race

Arlington Veterans by Education

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3.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arlington Veterans by Education

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78.9%

Labor Force Participation

75.1%

Employment Rate

2.7%

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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20.27%

Born in Virginia

76.76%

Native Born

23.24%

Foreign Born

11.82%

Non Citizen

11.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

76.76% of Arlington residents were born in the United States, with 20.27% having been born in Virginia. 11.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Arlington Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021233,4640.00%
2020233,4640.00%
2019233,4641,6610.72%
2018231,8032,2690.99%
2017229,5343,4421.52%
2016226,0922,1470.96%
2015223,9453,7721.71%
2014220,1735,3122.47%
2013214,8615,7842.77%
2012209,0776,0782.99%
2011202,999-4,628-2.23%
2010207,6270.00%

Arlington Population by Year