Arlington, Virginia Population 2023

247,949

Arlington is a city located in Arlington County Virginia. It is also the county seat of Arlington County. With a 2023 population of 247,949, it is the 3rd largest city in Virginia and the 96th largest city in the United States.Arlington is currently growing at a rate of 1.27% annually and its population has increased by 3.90% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 238,643 in 2020. Spanning over 26 miles, Arlington has a population density of 9,537 people per square mile.

The average household income in Arlington is $154,331 with a poverty rate of 7.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Arlington is 34.8 years, 34.6 years for males, and 35.1 years for females.

Arlington Demographics

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

  • White: 69.05%
  • Asian: 10.35%
  • Black or African American: 9.22%
  • Two or more races: 5.80%
  • Other race: 5.10%
  • Native American: 0.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
The current population of Arlington, Virginia is 247,949 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 238,643.

Arlington, Virginia Population 2023

Arlington Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

White

Asian

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Arlington Population by Race

Arlington Population Pyramid 2023

Arlington Median Age

34.8

Total

34.6

Male

35.1

Female

Arlington Adults

There are 193,964 adults, (25,431 of whom are seniors) in Arlington.

Arlington Age Dependency

40.3

Age Dependency Ratio

15.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Arlington Sex Ratio

Female118,04049.93%
Male118,39450.07%

Arlington Population by Age

Arlington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.97

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

42.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Arlington Households and Families

Male

Female

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

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.05%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 76.22%.

Arlington Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$80,926

Average Earnings

$90,048

Average Male

$70,321

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

71.12% of Arlington residents speak only English, while 28.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.95% of the population.

Arlington Language

Arlington Poverty by Race

rate

7.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.41%

Male Poverty Rate

7.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arlington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arlington is Other, with 18.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arlington is White, with 4.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.42%.

Arlington Poverty

Arlington Poverty Rate by Education

Arlington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Arlington Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Arlington Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.5%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

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

12,591

Number of Veterans

10,533

Male Veterans

2,058

Female Veterans

Arlington Veterans by War

Arlington Veterans by Age

count

Arlington Veterans by Race

Arlington Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arlington Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

78.9%

Labor Force Participation

74.8%

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

20.64%

Born in Arlington

76.68%

Native Born

22.40%

Foreign Born

11.05%

Non Citizen

11.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

76.68% of Arlington residents were born in the United States, with 20.64% having been born in Virginia. 11.05% 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 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Arlington Population by Year