Arlington, Virginia Population 2024

236,007

Arlington is a city located in Arlington County, Fairfax County, and Alexandria city Virginia. Arlington has a 2024 population of 236,007. It is also the county seat of Arlington County. Arlington is currently growing at a rate of 0.03% annually but its population has decreased by -0.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 236,434 in 2020.

The average household income in Arlington is $180,199 with a poverty rate of 6.67%. The median age in Arlington is 35.3 years: 35.1 years for males, and 35.5 years for females.

Arlington Demographics

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

  • White: 64.98%
  • Asian: 10.31%
  • Two or more races: 9.45%
  • Black or African American: 9.33%
  • Other race: 5.46%
  • Native American: 0.37%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.1%
Land Area (mi²)
26.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
9,078.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.18% (-427)
The current population of Arlington, Virginia is 236,007 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 236,434.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White153,25064.98%
Asian24,30810.31%
Two or more races22,2979.45%
Black or African American21,9949.33%
Other race12,8855.46%
Native American8690.37%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander2420.1%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Arlington Population by Race

Arlington Population Pyramid 2024

Arlington Median Age

35.3

Total

35.1

Male

35.5

Female

Arlington Adults

There are 193,158 adults, (26,573 of whom are seniors) in Arlington.

Arlington Age Dependency

41.6

Age Dependency Ratio

16

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Arlington Sex Ratio

Female116,81549.53%
Male119,03050.47%

Arlington Population by Age

Arlington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All110,8872.142.257.8
Non Family60,8631.3429.170.9
Married40,6263.0562.237.8
Female5,9382.894456
Male3,4602.8535.464.6

2.96

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

42.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Arlington Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2,9331.69%
Associates Degree5,6573.27%
Bachelors Degree61,74135.66%
Graduate Degree71,14941.1%
High School Graduate12,6367.3%
Less Than 9th Grade5,1802.99%
Some College13,8287.99%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Arlington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Arlington Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White107,402106,47393,265
Hispanic24,32419,58111,445
Asian18,48917,54314,386
Black15,85314,6748,284
2+ Races13,22512,0258,741
Other Race8,2266,0582,689
Native American526411337
Islander13810860

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 99.14%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 86.84%.

Arlington Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$93,818$106,182$81,057
Graduate Degree$119,622$139,097$104,875
High School Graduate$35,150$38,994$28,069
Less Than 9th Grade$26,435$36,757$19,591
Overall$93,636$103,589$82,156
Some College$53,496$59,254$45,299

$93,636

Average Earnings

$103,589

Average Male

$82,156

Average Female

Arlington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Arlington Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Arlington Language

71.46% of Arlington residents speak only English, while 28.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.69% of the population.

Arlington Language

Arlington Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White139,0285,7074.1%
Hispanic36,2263,64910.07%
Black21,0583,00414.27%
Asian24,1852,75711.4%
Multiple21,9911,7057.75%
Other12,7451,32510.4%
Native85612714.84%
Islander242145.79%

6.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.9%

Male Poverty Rate

7.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arlington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arlington is Native, with 14.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arlington is White, with 4.1% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.72%.

Arlington Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.37%
High School15.65%
Some College9.81%
Bachelors or Greater3.32%

Arlington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed19.42%
Male Unemployed18.73%
Female Employed3.33%
Male Employed2.52%

Arlington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Arlington Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$188,191$236,906
Households$137,387$180,199
Married Families$211,087$263,667
Non Families$107,255$131,252

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Arlington Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Arlington Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Arlington Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Arlington Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

11,875

Number of Veterans

9,765

Male Veterans

2,110

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War6,595
First Gulf War4,520
Vietnam2,190
Korea636
World War II157

Arlington Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 544,939
55 to 641,947
75+1,859
18 to 341,673
65 to 741,457

Arlington Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White9,3427.38%
Hispanic1,2574.6%
Black1,0926.33%
2+ Races6514.47%
Asian4412.14%
Other Race2602.69%
Islander4722.82%
Native American426.23%

Arlington Veterans by Race

Arlington Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arlington Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

78.4%

Labor Force Participation

74.4%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Arlington Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Arlington Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Arlington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

21.69%

Born in Arlington

77.74%

Native Born

22.26%

Foreign Born

10.75%

Non Citizen

11.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.74% of Arlington residents were born in the United States, with 21.69% having been born in Virginia. 10.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Arlington Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024236,007810.03%
2023235,926810.03%
2022235,845810.03%
2021235,764-670-0.28%
2020236,4342,9701.27%
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%
2010207,62700%

Arlington Population by Year