Arlington, VA

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2020 Population
236,434
1.27% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
34.8
0.288% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
6.41%
5.5% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$122,604
2.11% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$731,700
3.73% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
148,139
0.843% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Arlington, VA had a population of 236k people with a median age of 34.8 and a median household income of $122,604. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Arlington, VA grew from 233,464 to 236,434, a 1.27% increase and its median household income grew from $120,071 to $122,604, a 2.11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Arlington, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (10.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.94%), White (Hispanic) (8.23%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.63%).

None of the households in Arlington, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

88.8% of the residents in Arlington, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Arlington, VA are Strayer University-Virginia (1,388 degrees awarded in 2020), Marymount University (1,033 degrees), and University of Management and Technology (634 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Arlington, VA was $731,700, and the homeownership rate was 42.5%.

Most people in Arlington, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Arlington, VA was 1 car per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Arlington, VA is home to a population of 236k people, from which 88.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 22.6% of Arlington, VA residents were born outside of the country (53.4k people).

In 2020, there were 5.92 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (144k people) in Arlington, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 21.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.8%
2020 Citizenship
88.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 88.8% of Arlington, VA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Arlington, VA was 88.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Arlington, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    144k ± 683
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    24.3k ± 664
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    21.1k ± 489
15.4%
Hispanic Population
36.5k people

In 2020, there were 5.92 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (144k people) in Arlington, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 21.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.4% of the people in Arlington, VA are hispanic (36.5k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    109,267 ± 8,063 people
  2. India
    94,596 ± 7,509 people
  3. Mexico
    56,409 ± 5,812 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 109,267 Virginia residents, followed by India with 94,596 and Mexico with 56,409.

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Foreign-Born Population

22.6%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
53.4k people
23.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
54.3k people

As of 2020, 22.6% of Arlington, VA residents (53.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Arlington, VA was 23.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,330 ± 684
  2. Vietnam
    2,237 ± 282
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,735 ± 297

Arlington, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Arlington, VA employs 148k people. The largest industries in Arlington, VA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (40,040 people), Public Administration (25,028 people), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (11,846 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($109,680), Finance & Insurance ($102,903), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($95,226).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,365. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

148k
2020 Value
± 3,000
0.843%
1 Year growth
± 2.69%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Arlington, VA grew at a rate of 0.843%, from 147k employees to 148k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Arlington, VA, are Management Occupations (26,188 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (22,418 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (15,798 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Arlington, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

148k
2020 Value
± 3,000
0.843%
1 Year growth
± 2.69%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Arlington, VA grew at a rate of 0.843%, from 147k employees to 148k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Arlington, VA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (40,040 people), Public Administration (25,028 people), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (11,846 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Arlington, VA, though some of these residents may live in Arlington, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$85,857
Median earning men ± $1,267
$66,677
Median earning women ± $1,363

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($116,565), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($105,757), and Manufacturing ($101,642).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($120,767), Public Administration ($103,579), and Wholesale Trade ($94,904).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $37.3B
  2. $28.7B
  3. $25.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $37.3B, followed by Electronics ($28.7B) and Machinery ($25.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B
2020 Value in Virginia
$612B
Projected 2050 Value in Virginia
88.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 88.1% to $612B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $25B
  2. $18.9B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $25B, followed by Maryland with $18.9B and Pennsylvania and $13.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Arlington, VA awarded 3,228 degrees. The student population of Arlington, VA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 3,105 male students and 5,869 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Arlington, VA are White (975 and 32.2%), followed by Black or African American (863 and 28.5%), Unknown (556 and 18.4%), and Hispanic or Latino (313 and 10.3%).

The largest universities in Arlington, VA by number of degrees awarded are Strayer University-Virginia (1,388 and 43%), Marymount University (1,033 and 32%), and University of Management and Technology (634 and 19.6%).

The most popular majors in Arlington, VA are General Business Administration & Management (918 and 28.4%), General Business (571 and 17.7%), and Information Technology (209 and 6.47%).

The median tuition cost in Arlington, VA for private four year colleges is $33,200.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Arlington, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 85.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 8,974 (34.6% men and 65.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 8,974 students enrolled in Arlington, VA, 34.6% men and 65.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 3,236 records, of which 72.7% were women and 27.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 175 degree-majors awarded
  2. 419 degree-majors awarded
  3. 369 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Arlington, VA was Information Technology with 175 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Arlington, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,388 degrees awarded
  2. 1,033 degrees awarded
  3. 634 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Strayer University-Virginia with 1,388 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

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In 2020, 1,306 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Arlington, VA, which is 0.68 times less than the 1,922 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 975 degrees mean that there were 1.13 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 863 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($33,200) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($850) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.823% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.842% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.66M), Some college (1.42M), and Bachelors Degree (1.41M).

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The median property value in Arlington, VA was $731,700 in 2020, which is 3.18 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $705,400 to $731,700, a 3.73% increase. The homeownership rate in Arlington, VA is 42.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Arlington, VA have an average commute time of 29.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Arlington, VA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Arlington, VA is $122,604. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Arlington, VA was Census Tract 1004 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 1005 and Census Tract 1003, with respective values of $242,422 and $224,831.

Property

$731,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$19,322
$46,205
Median Property Taxes
±$1,532

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Arlington, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Arlington, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

42.5%
Homeownership
2020
65.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 42.5% of the housing units in Arlington, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 42.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1004
  2. Census Tract 1005
  3. Census Tract 1003

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Arlington, VA was Census Tract 1004 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 1005 and Census Tract 1003, with respective values of $242,422 and $224,831.

The following map shows all of the places in Arlington, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$122,604
Median Household Income
± $2,627
109k
Number of Households
± 2,476

In 2020, the median household income of the 109k households in Arlington, VA grew to $122,604 from the previous year's value of $120,071.

The following chart displays the households in Arlington, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Arlington, VA is from Virginia.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.181% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (46.9%)
  2. Public Transit (25.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (13.5%)

In 2020, 46.9% of workers in Arlington, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (25.3%) and those who worked at home (13.5%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

29.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Arlington, VA have a longer commute time (29.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.01% of the workforce in Arlington, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Arlington, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Arlington, VA have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.41% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Arlington, VA (15k out of 233k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Arlington, VA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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94% of the population of Arlington, VA has health coverage, with 70% on employee plans, 3.11% on Medicaid, 7.16% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 2.51% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Arlington County, VA see 1327 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.16% increase from the previous year (1250 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1453 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 506 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,327 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arlington County, VA

Primary care physicians in Arlington County, VA see an average of 1,327 patients per year. This represents a 6.16% increase from the previous year (1,250 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Arlington County, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.1% under 18 years, 31.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.04%
Uninsured
70%
Employer Coverage
3.11%
Medicaid
7.16%
Medicare
11.1%
Non-Group
2.51%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Arlington, VA grew by 2.19% from 5.91% to 6.04%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Arlington, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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