Arlington County, Virginia Population 2021

Arlington County, Virginia's estimated population is 238,476 with a growth rate of 0.34% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Arlington County, Virginia is the 10th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 209,295 and has seen a growth of 13.94% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021238,4768170.34%
2020237,6598170.34%
2019236,8428170.35%
2018236,0251,3780.59%
2017234,6473,3881.47%
2016231,2592,7111.19%
2015228,5482,5681.14%
2014225,9801,0860.48%
2013224,8943,4401.55%
2012221,4545,4642.53%
2011215,9906,6953.20%
2010209,29538,35922.44%
1990170,93618,33712.02%
1980152,599-21,685-12.44%
1970174,28410,8836.66%
1960163,40127,95220.64%
1950135,44978,409137.46%
194057,04030,425114.32%
193026,61510,57565.93%
192016,0405,80956.78%
191010,2313,80159.11%
19006,430-12,167-65.42%
189018,5971,0515.99%
188017,5467914.72%
187016,7554,10332.43%
186012,6522,64426.42%
185010,008410.41%
18409,9673944.12%
18309,573-130-1.34%
18209,7031,15113.46%
18108,5522,60343.76%
18005,9490.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.34%
County Website
Founded
February 27, 1801
County Seat
2010 Population
209,295
Growth (since 2010)
13.94%
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Arlington County, Virginia Population Growth

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 County, Virginia Population by Race

Arlington County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2021

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Arlington County, Virginia Median Age

34.7


Total

34.5


Male

34.9


Female

Arlington County, Virginia Adults

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

Arlington County, Virginia Age Dependency

39.4

Age Dependency Ratio

14.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Arlington County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

116,679

49.98%

Male

116,785

50.02%

Arlington County, Virginia Population by Age

Arlington County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Arlington County, Virginia 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 County, Virginia 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 County, Virginia 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 County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Arlington County, Virginia 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 County, Virginia 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 County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Arlington County, Virginia Language by Age

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Arlington County, Virginia Language

70.34% of Arlington County, Virginia 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 County, Virginia Language

Arlington County, Virginia 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 County, Virginia

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arlington County, Virginia 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 County, Virginia Poverty

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

Arlington County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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

Arlington County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Arlington County, Virginia 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 County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.1%

Male Marriage Rate

42.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Arlington County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Arlington County, Virginia 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 County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Arlington County, Virginia 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 County, Virginia 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 County, Virginia 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 County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Arlington County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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3.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arlington County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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78.9%

Labor Force Participation

75.1%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Arlington County, Virginia Employment by Age

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Arlington County, Virginia Employment by Race

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Arlington County, Virginia 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 County, Virginia 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 County, Virginia Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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