Arlington, WA

Arlington profile

Living in Arlington

Arlington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 20,523 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Arlington is the 57th largest community in Washington.

Housing costs in Arlington are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.

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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Arlington who work in office and administrative support (11.85%), sales jobs (10.91%), and management occupations (9.35%).

In terms of college education, Arlington is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.01% of adults 25 and older in Arlington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Arlington in 2018 was $33,645, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,580 for a family of four. However, Arlington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Arlington is a very 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Arlington include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Arlington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.