Arlington is a large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 398,854 people and 70 constituent neighborhoods, Arlington is the seventh largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Arlington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Arlington is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Arlington who work in office and administrative support (13.15%), sales jobs (11.48%), and management occupations (8.30%).
Also of interest is that Arlington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing noticeable about Arlington, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Arlington is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Arlington a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Arlington is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
One important feature of Arlington is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 85.89% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in Arlington anyway. So, if you like to drive, Arlington is the city for you! The landscape around Arlington reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.
The overall education level of Arlington citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.32% of adults in Arlington have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Arlington in 2018 was $28,484, which is upper middle income relative to Texas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,936 for a family of four. However, Arlington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Arlington is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Arlington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Arlington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Arlington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.56% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Arlington include German, English, Irish, African, and European.
In addition, Arlington has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.76%).
The most common language spoken in Arlington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.