Arlington County, Virginia Population 2020

Arlington County, Virginia's estimated population is 242,321 with a growth rate of 1.00% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Arlington County, Virginia is the 9th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020242,3212,4001.00%
2019239,9212,4001.01%
2018237,5212,4001.02%
2017235,1213,5391.53%
2016231,5822,8361.24%
2015228,7462,7031.20%
2014226,0431,1050.49%
2013224,9383,4751.57%
2012221,4635,4912.54%
2011215,9726,6853.19%
2010209,28738,35122.44%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
1.00%
County Website
Founded
February 27, 1801
County Seat
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Arlington County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White165,60971.44%
Asian23,99210.35%
Black or African American20,7778.96%
Some Other Race11,8335.10%
Two or More Races8,4623.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native8700.38%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2600.11%
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Arlington County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

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Arlington County, Virginia Median Age

34.5


Total

34.3


Male

34.7


Female

Arlington County, Virginia Adults

There are 191,026 adults, (23,483 of whom are seniors) in Arlington County, Virginia.

Arlington County, Virginia Age Dependency

38.4

Age Dependency Ratio

14

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Arlington County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

115,984

50.04%

Male

115,819

49.96%

Arlington County, Virginia Households and Families

Arlington County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Arlington County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62.6%37.4%
All43.5%56.5%
Female39.5%60.5%
Male38.8%61.2%
Non Family30.7%69.3%

43.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All104,7162.1843.5
Non Family56,2611.4130.7
Married39,4023.0762.6
Female6,0583.0439.5
Male2,9953.1838.8

2.99

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Arlington County, Virginia Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,7043.89%
9th to 12th Grade3,5542.06%
High School Graduate14,0278.13%
Some College13,7647.98%
Associates Degree5,8303.38%
Bachelors Degree60,17334.89%
Graduate Degree68,43739.68%
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Arlington County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White111,035110,14995,009
Hispanic23,96017,9989,938
Asian18,38516,92414,005
Black15,17113,5036,755
Other Race7,5334,6851,607
Multiple Races4,6054,3343,164
Native American612482263
Islander17314244

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 99.20%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 85.57%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$76,895$85,536$67,799
Less Than High School$25,694$33,828$17,299
High School Grad$30,492$32,482$25,524
Some College$44,229$48,837$40,673
Bachelors Degree$78,536$87,555$68,971
Graduate Degree$101,906$118,007$86,507

$76,895

Average Earnings

$85,536

Average Male

$67,799

Average Female

Arlington County, Virginia Language

Arlington County, Virginia Language by Age

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Arlington County, Virginia Language

70.20% of Arlington County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 29.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.47% of the population.

Arlington County, Virginia Poverty

Arlington County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White141,6715,6994.02%
Hispanic35,6833,89410.91%
Black20,0063,22016.10%
Asian23,8453,00512.60%
Other11,6701,91916.44%
Multiple8,4046247.43%
Native82212715.45%

7.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.19%

Male Poverty Rate

8.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arlington County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arlington County, Virginia is Other, with 16.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arlington County, Virginia is White, with 4.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.30%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.29%
High School14.51%
Some College10.31%
Bachelors or Greater3.56%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.67%
Male Unemployed24.65%
Female Employed3.98%
Male Employed2.83%

Arlington County, Virginia Income

Arlington County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$117,374$149,525
Families$154,204$189,266
Married Families$172,676$208,850
Non Families$94,604$113,287
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Arlington County, Virginia Marital Status

Arlington County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.1%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

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 Over 65, 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 Veterans

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12,490

Number of Veterans

10,602

Male Veterans

1,888

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War5,275
First Gulf War4,351
Vietnam3,298
Korea733
World War II346
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 544,491
65 to 742,408
55 to 641,927
75+1,894
18 to 341,770
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Name Veterans % of Total
White10,2207.52%
Black1,1456.89%
Hispanic8853.28%
Asian5172.52%
2 or More3196.08%
Other1762.02%
Indian10015.34%
Hawaiian136.74%

Arlington County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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3.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arlington County, Virginia Employment Status

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78.7%

Labor Force Participation

74.7%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

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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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19.89%

Born in Virginia

76.37%

Native Born

23.63%

Foreign Born

12.67%

Non Citizen

10.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

76.37% of Arlington County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 19.89% having been born in Virginia. 12.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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