Arlington County VA Information


Arlington County Subdivisions

Arlington County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 227,904
Daytime Population: Workers 207,830
Daytime Population: Residents 79,423
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 287,253
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.26
Population in Households 224,900
Population in Familes 131,423
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,004
Population Density2 8,774
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $104,869
Average Household Income $143,905
Per Capita Income $68,237


Total Housing Units 116,232 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 43,125 (37.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 64,360 (55.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,747 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $614,302
Average Home Value $648,611


Total Households 107,485
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 44,717
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.29% 1.28%
Households 1.28% 1.28%
Families 1.0% 1.09%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.3%


Arlington County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arlington County to the other 133 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 94th
Population Density # 2 99th
Diversity Index # 14 91st
Median Household Income # 4 98th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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