Arlington, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 42,844. Population change since 2000: +1.1%
Males: 20,310  (47.4%)
Females: 22,534  (52.6%)
Median resident age:  41.4 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 02474, 02476.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $90,208 (it was $64,344 in 2000)
Arlington:

$90,208
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $50,801 (it was $34,399 in 2000)

Arlington CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $506,715 (it was $284,900 in 2000)
Arlington:

$506,715
MA:

$327,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $482,112; Detached houses: $517,347; Townhouses or other attached units: $408,619; In 2-unit structures: $419,187; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $460,645; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $286,073; Mobile homes: $56,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,434.

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  • Races in Arlington, MA (2013)

    Arlington races chart
    • 36,27082.1%White alone
    • 4,0689.2%Asian alone
    • 1,5583.5%Hispanic
    • 1,2102.7%Two or more races
    • 7251.6%Black alone
    • 1440.3%American Indian alone
    • 610.1%Other race alone

Races in Arlington detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Arlington: 141.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Arlington, MA City Guides:

Ancestries: Irish (18.6%), Italian (12.1%), English (8.1%), German (7.4%), Polish (2.9%), United States (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1807

Elevation: 46 feet

Land area: 5.18 square miles.

Population density: 8,267 people per square mile   (high).

Arlington,MA real estate house value index trend

Arlington, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Arlington:

  • High school or higher: 95.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 66.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 35.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Arlington CDP:

  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 55.9%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

7,505 residents are foreign born (6.5% Europe, 4.2% Asia, 1.8% Latin America).

This place:

17.0%
Massachusetts:

15.6%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Arlington, Massachusetts as of December 07, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Arlington to the number of sex offenders is 20,862 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $6,125 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $6,065 (1.2%)

Arlington satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Medford, MA (3.0 miles , pop. 55,765).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (7.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (177.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Belmont, MA (1.4 miles ), Winchester, MA (1.6 miles ), Medford, MA (1.7 miles ), Watertown, MA (1.8 miles ), Lexington, MA (1.9 miles ), Somerville, MA (1.9 miles ), Cambridge, MA (2.0 miles ), Waltham, MA (2.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $109,100
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $107,800
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $105,900
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $105,900
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $140,600
  • 2002: 20 buildings, average cost: $169,000
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $165,500
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $167,400
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $167,600
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $243,500
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $243,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.42 N, Longitude: 71.17 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -12,802 (-29.0%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 3,854 (15.9%)

Area codes: 781, 339

Arlington household income distribution Arlington home values distribution

Crime rates in Arlington by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000110000030
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.02.42.40.00.00.00.00.06.80.0
Rapes 6454863302379
per 100,000 14.09.512.09.719.314.77.37.20.04.66.915.920.3
Robberies 1891798111411979109
per 100,000 41.921.340.721.719.326.934.226.421.816.220.622.720.3
Assaults 44303027344638598743393545
per 100,000 102.571.171.865.282.0112.592.7141.8211.199.889.379.4101.3
Burglaries 1279015315721623118511915413310012662
per 100,000 295.9213.4366.1378.9520.8564.8451.3286.1373.7308.5229.0285.7139.5
Thefts 244282316313360371441390460458404365303
per 100,000 568.6668.6756.1755.5868.1907.01,075.9937.51,116.21,062.5925.0827.7681.8
Auto thefts 37312031363635262135112517
per 100,000 86.273.547.974.886.888.085.462.551.081.225.256.738.3
Arson 1035121516981732
per 100,000 2.30.07.212.128.936.739.021.619.42.316.06.84.5
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 103.983.2105.298.8132.4142.8127.5114.8135.8108.892.9117.190.7

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Arlington detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 80 (64 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
Massachusetts average:

2.55
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (24%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (16%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Arlington: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Arlington, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Arlington-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 40% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.9 miles away from the Arlington place center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.0 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Arlington-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 192.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 78.0 miles away from Arlington center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 192.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 233.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 57.0 miles away from Arlington center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 63.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Arlington topographic map

Birthplace of: Robert Creeley - (born 1926), Liam Ezekiel - Football player, Louis W. Ross - Architect, Reid W. Barton - Mathematician, Samuel Wilson - Meat packer, Stanley G. Benner - Marine Corps Silver Star recipient, Andy Powers - Ice hockey player, Bob Wilson (sportscaster) - NHL Broadcaster, David Armstrong (photographer) - Photographer, Geoffrey Sisk - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 3/11/65).

Hospitals and medical centers in Arlington:

  • MEDICAL CENTER AT SYMMES,THE (provides emergency services, HOSPITAL ROAD)
  • HEALTH FORCE HOME HEALTH SERVICES (60 LOWELL ST)
  • METROPOLITAN HOME HEALTH CARE (297 BROADWAY, SUITE 222)
  • VISITING NURSE COMM HEALTH INC (37 BROADWAY STEET)
  • PARK AVE NSG CONV RET HOME (146 PARK AVE)
  • PARK AVE NURSING HOME (146 PARK AVE)
  • PARK AVENUE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (146 PARK AVENUE)
  • PARK CIRCLE NURSING HOME (15 PARK CIRCLE)
  • TCU-THE MEDICAL CENTER AT SYMMES (39 HOSPITAL ROAD 3 NORTH)
  • WELLINGTON MANOR NH (8 WELLINGTON ST)

Amtrak stations near Arlington:

  • 7 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 7 miles: BACK BAY (BOSTON, 145 DARTMOUTH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 7 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.) . Services: ticket office.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Arlington:

  • Tufts University (about 3 miles; Medford, MA; Full-time enrollment: 9,041)
  • Bentley University (about 4 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,229)
  • Lesley University (about 4 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 4,317)
  • Harvard University (about 4 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 20,857)
  • Cambridge College (about 5 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 2,782)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (about 6 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 13,548)
  • Boston College (about 6 miles; Chestnut Hill, MA; FT enrollment: 12,070)

Public high school in Arlington:

  • ARLINGTON HIGH (Students: 1,141, Location: 869 MASS AVENUE, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Arlington:

  • ARLINGTON CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 729, Location: 16 MEDFORD ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • DEARBORN ACADEMY (Students: 90, Location: 34 WINTER ST, Grades: 2-12)
  • GERMAINE LAWRENCE (Students: 31, Location: 18 CLAREMONT AVE, Grades: 8-12, Girls only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Arlington:

  • OTTOSON MIDDLE (Students: 1,008, Location: 63 ACTON STREET, Grades: 6-8)
  • BRACKETT (Students: 426, Location: 66 EASTERN AVENUE, Grades: KG-5)
  • JOHN A BISHOP (Students: 372, Location: 25 COLUMBIA ROAD, Grades: KG-5)
  • CYRUS E DALLIN (Students: 348, Location: 185 FLORENCE AVENUE, Grades: KG-5)
  • THOMPSON (Students: 330, Location: 187 EVERETT STREET, Grades: KG-5)
  • HARDY (Students: 323, Location: 52 LAKE STREET, Grades: KG-5)
  • M NORCROSS STRATTON (Students: 300, Location: 180 MOUNTAIN AVENUE, Grades: KG-5)
  • PEIRCE (Students: 223, Location: 85 PARK AVENUE EXT, Grades: KG-5)

Private elementary/middle schools in Arlington:

  • ST AGNES SCHOOL (Students: 315, Location: 39 MEDFORD ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • LESLEY ELLIS SCHOOL (Students: 171, Location: 41 FOSTER ST APT 5, Grades: PK-6)
  • COVENANT SCHOOL (Students: 38, Location: 9 WESTMINSTER AVE, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Arlington

Library in Arlington:

  • ROBBINS LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,075,653; Location: 700 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE; 200,443 books; 4,192 e-books; 14,973 audio materials; 12,893 video materials; 13 local licensed databases; 31 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 271 print serial subscriptions; 9 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Arlington: Tara Plaza (A), Old Schwamb Mill (B), Armstrong Ambulance Service (C), Arlington Fire Department Station 2 (D), Arlington Fire Department Station 3 (E), Arlington Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (F), Arlington Historical Society Building (G), Hardy School Library (H), Dallin School Library (I), Peirce School Library (J), Edith M Fox Branch Robbins Library (K), MacCarty Library (L), Arlington Townhall (M), Robbins Library (N), Smith Museum Archives (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Arlington include: Saint Paul Lutheran Church (A), Saint Johns Episcopal Church (B), Saint Jeromes Parish Church (C), Park Avenue Congregational Church (D), Greek Orthodox Church (E), First Parish Unitarian Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), Church of Our Saviour (H), Calvary United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Pauls Cemetery (1), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Lower Mystic Lake (A), Mystic Lakes (B), Spy Pond (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mill Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Arlington include: Warren A Pierce Playground (1), Kensington Park Historic District (2), Meadow Brook Park (3), Thorndike Field (4), Arlington Heights Playground (5), Arlington center Historic District (6), Turkey Hill Reservation (7), Pierce Farm Historic District (8), Orvis Road Historic District (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Arlington Historical Soc (Museums; 7 Jason), Cyrus Dallin Museum (631 Massachusetts Avenue), Jefferson Cutter House (Historical Places & Services; 1 Whittemore Park), Jason Russell House-Smith Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 7 Jason Street), Arlington Town - Planning Department (Tours & Charters; Town Hall Annex), AAAA Travel Cruise Bargains (Tours & Charters; 1122 Massachusetts Avenue), Africa Sun Tours (Tours & Charters; 129 Park Avenue).

Hotels: Hawthorn Suites (19 Massachusetts Avenue), Best Friends Cocoa (77 Everett Street).

Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 92.6. This is worse than average.

City:

92.6
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.285. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.285
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 12.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.8
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.30. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.30
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.76. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.76
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 4.0%
(4.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.9% for Black residents, 8.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.3% for other race residents, 5.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  57.9%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.0%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Arlington in 2010:

  • 102 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 83 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 63 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 14 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in correctional residential facilities

People in group quarters in Arlington in 2000:

  • 89 people in nursing homes
  • 42 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 23 people in religious group quarters
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Arlington, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Banks with most branches in Arlington (2011 data):

  • Cambridge Savings Bank: Arlington Heights Branch, East Arlington Branch, Arlington Center Branch. Info updated 2007/01/05: Bank assets: $2,316.4 mil, Deposits: $1,902.8 mil, headquarters in Cambridge, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Cambridge Financial Group, Inc.
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Arlington Heights Branch at 1420 Massachusetts Avenue, branch established on 1975/01/01; Arlington Center Branch at 699 Massachusetts Avenue, branch established on 1985/08/26. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Leader Bank, National Association: at 141 Massachusetts Avenue, branch established on 2002/05/08; Arlington Center Branch at 449 Massachusetts Avenue, branch established on 2004/09/08. Info updated 2011/07/15: Bank assets: $509.3 mil, Deposits: $342.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Leader Bancorp, Inc
  • Winchester Savings Bank: Arlington Branch at 188 Medford Street, branch established on 2009/02/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $532.6 mil, Deposits: $439.8 mil, headquarters in Winchester, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • Central Co-operative Bank: Arlington Branch at 175 Broadway, branch established on 1982/04/15. Info updated 2008/06/25: Bank assets: $520.7 mil, Deposits: $335.1 mil, headquarters in Somerville, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Central Bancorp, Inc.
  • Watertown Savings Bank: Arlington Branch at 980 Massachusetts Avenue, branch established on 2006/10/12. Info updated 2011/06/29: Bank assets: $1,063.2 mil, Deposits: $947.0 mil, headquarters in Watertown, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 9 total offices
  • Brookline Bank: Arlington Branch at 856 Massachusetts Avenue, branch established on 2000/05/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $2,854.7 mil, Deposits: $2,040.1 mil, headquarters in Brookline, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Brookline Bancorp, Inc.
  • TD Bank, National Association: Arlington Branch at 880 Mass Avenue, branch established on 1916/01/01. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • East Cambridge Savings Bank: Arlington Branch at 105 Broadway, branch established on 2006/11/11. Info updated 2007/04/09: Bank assets: $803.6 mil, Deposits: $690.6 mil, headquarters in Cambridge, MA, positive income, 9 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Massachusetts average:

12.9

Arlington travel time to work - commute Arlington mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Arlington:

(Arlington, Massachusetts Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Arlington CDP (based on Middlesex County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic718,209107
Mainline Protestant70,053269
Other68,480199
Evangelical Protestant41,270304
Orthodox23,64128
Black Protestant2,2768
None579,156-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 251
Middlesex County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 314
Middlesex County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 203
Middlesex County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,153
Here:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.0%
State:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Arlington:

56.9%
Massachusetts:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Arlington:

57.0%
Massachusetts:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.8
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Arlington:

17.6%
Massachusetts:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

8.3%
Massachusetts:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Arlington:

7.0
Massachusetts:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.2%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
Arlington:

63.1%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Arlington:

81.4%
State:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Arlington, MA Residents

6.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($59,805 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($940 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.08%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.36% ($60,625 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.56% ($52,127)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.55% ($79,480)


6.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($63,821 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.19% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,531 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.19%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.21% ($55,257 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.64% ($62,521)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.50% ($78,357)

Strongest AM radio stations in Arlington:

  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBPS (1150 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF BOSTON LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WILD (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF BOSTON LICENSES, LLC)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WXKS (1430 AM; 5 kW; EVERETT, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Arlington:

  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMFO (91.5 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: TUFTS UNIVERSITY)
  • WMBR (88.1 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: TECHNOLOGY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Arlington:

  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Arlington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 50m164ftTotal length
  • $17,232,000Total costs
  • 483,082Total average daily traffic
  • 25,921Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1Before 1900
  • 21900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 31930-1939
  • 61960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Arlington, MA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • KELLYE ABERNATHY, Ma Hwy Dept Yard Appleton Street (Lat: 42.418056 Lon: -71.201389), Type: 73.2, Overall height: 70.1 m, Registrant: 6179737799, Peter.Collete@mhd.State.Ma.Us, 10 PARK PLAZA ROOM 7210
  • PETER COLLETTE, Ma Hwy Dept Yard Appleton Street (Lat: 42.418056 Lon: -71.201389), Type: 73.2, Overall height: 70.1 m, Registrant: 6179737799, Peter.Collete@mhd.State.Ma.Us, 10 PARK PLAZA ROOM 7210
  • Ma Hwy Dept Yard Appleton St (Lat: 42.418611 Lon: -71.200833), Type: 73.2, Overall height: 70.1 m, Registrant: 9083067729, Tdiguise@mobile.Bam.Com, 180 WASHINGTON VALLEY ROAD
  • Ma Hwy Dept Yard Appleton Street (Lat: 42.418333 Lon: -71.201389), Type: 73.2, Overall height: 70.1 m, Registrant: 7816486100, , 519 APPLETON STREET
  • Ma Hwy Dept Yard Appleton Street (Lat: 42.418056 Lon: -71.201389), Type: 73.2, Overall height: 70.1 m, Registrant: 7816486100, , 519 APPLETON STREET
  • Ma Hwy Dept Yard Appleton St (Lat: 42.418611 Lon: -71.200833), Type: 73.2, Overall height: 70.1 m, Registrant: 9083067729, Tdiguise@mobile.Bam.Com, 180 WASHINGTON VALLEY RD

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Arlington, MA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

195 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Arlington)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: BURKHART GROB FLUGZEUGBAU G102 STANDARD III (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 102DV , Serial Number: 5641S, Airworthiness Date: 12/06/1985
    Registrant (Partnership): Mark R Tuttle, 8 Melanie Ln, Arlington, MA 02474, Other Owners: Margaret Cheng Tuttle
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2436M , Serial Number: 28R-7837089, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 12/08/1977
    Registrant (Corporation): Venture Aviation Inc, C/O John M Gilbert / 47 Mystic St Apt 3c, Arlington, MA 02474
  • Aircraft: JULA THEODORE F ZENAIR CH701 SP (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX SEE BOMBADIER (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 701TJ , Serial Number: 7-9677, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 05/23/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Theodore F Jula, 25 Hillcrest St, Arlington, MA 02476

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED40$378,675476$322,9812,021$296,66291$158,9782$2,275,00066$328,0001$485,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$523,50019$298,21192$313,0657$76,8570$02$238,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$331,50032$348,750213$321,79319$92,4210$020$279,1000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$410,83352$341,115201$314,01011$201,0910$08$360,8750$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$010$300,00069$314,0145$178,6000$05$332,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 3561.00 , 3562.00, 3563.00, 3564.00, 3565.00, 3566.01, 3566.02, 3567.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED77$348,50642$342,119
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$316,07119$325,842
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$320,50012$297,917
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$365,6671$305,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$450,0000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 3561.00 , 3562.00, 3563.00, 3564.00, 3565.00, 3566.01, 3566.02, 3567.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Arlington and their reported violations in the past:

CRAWFORD HILLS (Serves NH, Population served: 118, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2011)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Arlington that have no violations reported:

  • ARLINGTON WATER DEPT. (MWRA) (Population served: 42,844, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 92
  • Hazardous Condition: 386
  • Service Call: 2

Incident types - Arlington

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Arlington, MA
Most common first names in Arlington, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,00982.0 years
John79176.3 years
William38976.5 years
Margaret36781.7 years
Joseph36176.9 years
James33375.6 years
Helen31880.8 years
George25876.6 years
Charles24277.1 years
Catherine23483.2 years
Most common last names in Arlington, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sullivan12477.8 years
Smith10978.2 years
Murphy10078.4 years
Obrien8179.5 years
Mccarthy7780.0 years
Walsh7177.8 years
Johnson7077.6 years
Donovan5977.2 years
Mahoney5581.3 years
Anderson5178.1 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
Businesses in Arlington, MA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Nike2
CVS2Panera Bread1
Chevrolet1Penske1
DHL1Quiznos1
Decora Cabinetry2Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks2
Dunkin Donuts4Stop & Shop1
FedEx2Trader Joe's1
H&R Block1True Value1
Hyundai1UPS4
Jones New York1Walgreens2
MasterBrand Cabinets4

Arlington compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Arlington on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other South Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Life, physical, and social science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Professional, scientific, and technical services (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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