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Arlington, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Arlington Census Designated Place had a population of 230,112 as of July 1, 2019. Arlington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Arlington is located at latitude 38.8904 and longitude -77.0841 in Arlington County. The formal boundaries for the Arlington Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 25.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Arlington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 236 feet.

The Arlington Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389148) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.


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Arlington, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Arlington, VA Housing Affordability Index is 82
State of Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 126
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Arlington, VA Wealth Index is 167
State of Virginia Wealth Index is 124
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 230,112
Population in Households 227,128
Population in Familes 133,011
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,984
Population Density 8,851
Diversity Index1 64
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $117,184
Average Household Income $165,812
Per Capita Income $78,563
Wealth Index3 167

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 117,249 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44,468 (37.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 64,249 (54.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,533 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $695,504
Housing Affordability Index2 82
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 108,716
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 45,384
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.12% 1.07%
Households 1.12% 1.08%
Families 0.94% 0.94%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

Arlington, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arlington to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 4 99th
Population Density # 7 99th
Diversity Index # 114 81st
Median Household Income # 66 89th
Per Capita Income # 10 98th

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