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Arlington County, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2016: 230,050 (all urban); it was 189,453 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 34,525
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,932
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 37,364
Renter-occupied apartments: 55,593 (it was 48,988 in 2000)
% of renters here:

57%
State:

33%

Land area: 26 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 8893 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Arlington County: 138.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (49.9%), Educational, health and social services (14.8%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Arlington County, Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (62.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (15.4%)
  • Asian alone (10.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (8.4%)
  • Two or more races (3.0%)
Median resident age:  34.8 years
Virginia median age:  38.2 years
Males: 114,984  (50.0%)
Females: 115,066  (50.0%)

Arlington County,VA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Arlington County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $110,388 ($63,001 in 1999)

This county:

$110,388
Virginia:

$68,114

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $1,801 (lower quartile is $1,442, upper quartile is $2,285)
This county:

$1801
State:

$981


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $678,100 (it was $233,700 in 2000)
Arlington:

$678,100
Virginia:

$264,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $441,200 - $929,000

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $733,087
Here:

$733,087
State:

$352,970

Townhouses or other attached units: $578,850
Here:

$578,850
State:

$343,400

In 2-unit structures: $3,099,918
Here:

$3,099,918
State:

$233,827

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $250,838
Here:

$250,838
State:

$225,729

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $475,094
Here:

$475,094
State:

$312,703

Mobile homes: $382,960
Here:

$382,960
State:

$68,737
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,829
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $880

Institutionalized population: 1,206
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 59 buildings, average cost: $116,500
  • 2001: 171 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2002: 17 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 2004: 184 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 2005: 166 buildings, average cost: $287,000
  • 2006: 203 buildings, average cost: $294,900
  • 2007: 151 buildings, average cost: $272,600
  • 2008: 119 buildings, average cost: $250,400
  • 2009: 156 buildings, average cost: $236,200
  • 2010: 286 buildings, average cost: $154,700
  • 2011: 193 buildings, average cost: $256,900
  • 2012: 156 buildings, average cost: $328,500
  • 2013: 204 buildings, average cost: $308,100
  • 2014: 229 buildings, average cost: $359,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $5,819 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $6,189 (1.0%)

Arlington County household income distribution in 2009 Arlington County home values distribution Arlington County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.1%
Arlington County:

8.1%
Virginia:

11.0%
(4.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.4% for Black residents, 18.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.1% for American Indian residents, 32.6% for other race residents, 8.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 34.8 years old
(Males: 34.6 years old, Females: 35.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 35.5 years old, Black residents: 37.4 years old, American Indian residents: 32.0 years old, Asian residents: 33.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33.6 years old, Other race residents: 30.7 years old)

Area name: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Arlington County is $1080 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1225 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1580 a month.

Cities in this county include: Arlington.

Arlington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Arlington County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.324 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.034 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Coffey County, Kansas , Douglas County, Kansas , Mono County, California , Wayne County, Utah , Gasconade County, Missouri , Upshur County, West Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.8%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 16,371
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 74.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 54,816 (44.1% naturalized citizens)

Arlington County:

23.8%
Whole state:

12.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 16,703
  • 2000 to 2009: 15,432
  • 1990 to 1999: 11,309
  • 1980 to 1989: 13,324
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,095
  • Before 1970: 3,731
Note: State values scaled to Arlington County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 29.6%

Arlington County marital status for males Arlington County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 30,605
  • One, attached: 12,680
  • Two: 595
  • 3 or 4: 4,080
  • 5 to 9: 5,847
  • 10 to 19: 7,255
  • 20 to 49: 5,166
  • 50 or more: 46,631
  • Mobile homes: 111

Housing units in Arlington County with a mortgage: 35,015 (405 second mortgage, 4,958 home equity loan, 349 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,111

Here:

76.1% with mortgage
State:

69.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Arlington County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic30,3117
Mainline Protestant14,91837
Evangelical Protestant7,93551
Other7,14911
Black Protestant4,5217
None142,793-
Arlington County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 44
Arlington County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 40
This county:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Arlington County:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 221
This county:

10.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Arlington County:

6.9%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Arlington County:

20.7%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

22.0%
State:

18.6%

Agriculture in Arlington County:

The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 100.00%

Earthquake activity:

Arlington County-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 115.4 miles away from Arlington County center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.3 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 250.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 116.0 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 284.9 miles away from Arlington County center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Virginia Severe Winter Storm And Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 23, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4262: March 07, 2016, FEMA Id: 4262, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 01, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3359: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3359, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Severe Storms and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 01, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4072: July 27, 2012, FEMA Id: 4072, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • Virginia Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1905: April 27, 2010, FEMA Id: 1905, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Virginia Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1874: February 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1874, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Virginia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 06, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1655: July 13, 2006, FEMA Id: 1655, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3240: September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: 3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to October 01, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1491: September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: 1491, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Terrorist Attack, Incident Period: September 11, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1392: September 21, 2001, FEMA Id: 1392, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1318: February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Arlington County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (19%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (21%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (12%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (11%)
  • Legal occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Legal occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • El Salvador (11%)
  • Ethiopia (7%)
  • Bolivia (6%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • India (4%)
  • Guatemala (4%)
  • Bangladesh (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Arlington County (%):

  • Irish (5%)
  • American (5%)
  • German (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Ethiopian (2%)

Arlington County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 104,240 (56.2%)
  • Carpooled: 18,099 (9.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 14,491 (7.8%)
  • Subway or elevated: 22,800 (12.3%)
  • Railroad: 4,022 (2.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 3,021 (1.6%)
  • Bicycle: 2,180 (1.2%)
  • Walked: 8,182 (4.4%)
  • Worked at home: 8,286 (4.5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Arlington County, Virginia in 2000:

  • 1,582 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 928 people in nursing homes
  • 580 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 506 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 256 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 53 people in religious group quarters
  • 52 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 52 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 50 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 31 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 18 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 15 people in other group homes
  • 14 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 14 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 10 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 8 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 2 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

People in group quarters in Arlington County, Virginia in 2010:

  • 636 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 613 people in college/university student housing
  • 544 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 488 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 171 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 157 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 118 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 118 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 21 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 11 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 9 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $102,116.

17.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($66,023 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

17.48%
Virginia average:

9.34%


0.35% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,838 average AGI)
Arlington County:

0.35%
Virginia average:

0.21%

6.53% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($24,989 average AGI)
10.60% relocated from other states ($39,196 average AGI)
Arlington County:

10.60%
Virginia average:

3.74%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fairfax County, VA  3.39% ($68,616 average AGI)
from District of Columbia, DC  1.64% ($77,763)
from Alexandria city, VA  1.20% ($72,255)
from Montgomery County, MD  0.70% ($63,379)
from Prince William County, VA  0.37% ($51,284)
from Loudoun County, VA  0.35% ($84,325)
from Prince George's County, MD  0.25% ($50,752)


16.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($75,819 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

16.09%
Virginia average:

9.20%


0.51% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,751 average AGI)
Arlington County:

0.51%
Virginia average:

0.20%

6.99% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($32,607 average AGI)
8.59% relocated to other states ($40,461 average AGI)
Arlington County:

8.59%
Virginia average:

3.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fairfax County, VA  3.66% ($76,709 average AGI)
to District of Columbia, DC  2.28% ($71,729)
to Alexandria city, VA  1.69% ($68,590)
to Montgomery County, MD  0.55% ($76,927)
to Prince William County, VA  0.44% ($64,021)
to Loudoun County, VA  0.34% ($96,142)
to New York County, NY  0.27% ($90,390)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.6

Births per 1000 population in Arlington County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 4.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Arlington County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Arlington County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Arlington County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Arlington County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 17,276 (15,845 aged, 1,431 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,726 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Arlington County, Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (865)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (829)
  • Unspecified dementia (699)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (641)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (508)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (464)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (446)
  • Congestive heart failure (409)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (406)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (383)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.07
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,897
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 214
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 26,659

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,453
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 540
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 56
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 143

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 26.9. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 84.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 35.0
  • Suffocation - 18.9
  • Other - 30.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 230,050
  • In family households: 152,294 (26,994 male householders, 23,446 female householders)
    42,323 spouses, 47,295 children (44,556 natural, 1,314 adopted, 1,425 stepchildren), 2,412 grandchildren, 2,170 brothers or sisters, 1,869 parents, 2,393 other relatives, 3,392 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 74,542 (26,225 male householders (18,298 living alone)), 26,814 female householders (19,196 living alone)), 21,503 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,214

Size of family households: 22,993 2-persons, 10,990 3-persons, 11,005 4-persons, 3,567 5-persons, 1,172 6-persons, 713 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 37,494 1-person, 12,585 2-persons, 2,184 3-persons, 483 4-persons, 228 5-persons, 65 6-persons.

31,721 married couples with children.
6,283 single-parent households (1,550 men, 4,733 women).

69.2% of residents of Arlington speak English at home.
12.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
7.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
6.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (66% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
4.0% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $9,725,321,000 ($52,254 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,815,156,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $515,536,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $154,501,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,326,000
Federal grants: $194,928,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,220,181,000 ($2,586,649,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,629,849,000 ($2,116,646,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $32,865,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $47,447,000
Federal Government insurance: $37,155,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 14,275
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,581
Here:

28 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +17,013
Here:

+87 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -31,258
Here -160 per 1000 residents
State +14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Arlington County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.3
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 2,745
  • 2010 to 2013: 4,839
  • 2000 to 2009: 16,674
  • 1990 to 1999: 10,141
  • 1980 to 1989: 12,454
  • 1970 to 1979: 10,482
  • 1960 to 1969: 12,017
  • 1950 to 1959: 16,336
  • 1940 to 1949: 15,338
  • 1939 or earlier: 11,944
Note: State values scaled to Arlington population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Arlington County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Arlington County population
  • 1 room: 180
  • 2 rooms: 1,114
  • 3 rooms: 5,069
  • 4 rooms: 4,490
  • 5 rooms: 5,337
  • 6 rooms: 6,541
  • 7 rooms: 6,043
  • 8 rooms: 5,483
  • 9+ rooms: 11,869
  • 1 room: 3,625
  • 2 rooms: 7,993
  • 3 rooms: 22,145
  • 4 rooms: 13,461
  • 5 rooms: 4,882
  • 6 rooms: 2,272
  • 7 rooms: 1,070
  • 8 rooms: 866
  • 9+ rooms: 1,039
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Arlington County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Arlington County population
  • no bedroom: 342
  • 1 bedroom: 5,402
  • 2 bedrooms: 10,929
  • 3 bedrooms: 13,824
  • 4 bedrooms: 10,663
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4,966
  • no bedroom: 6,020
  • 1 bedroom: 26,048
  • 2 bedrooms: 18,427
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,567
  • 4 bedrooms: 968
  • 5+ bedrooms: 323
Cars and other vehicles available in Arlington County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Arlington County population
  • no vehicle: 1,265
  • 1 vehicle: 18,122
  • 2 vehicles: 18,895
  • 3 vehicles: 5,841
  • 4 vehicles: 1,200
  • 5+ vehicles: 803
  • no vehicle: 11,875
  • 1 vehicle: 30,829
  • 2 vehicles: 12,460
  • 3 vehicles: 1,614
  • 4 vehicles: 477
  • 5+ vehicles: 98

79% of Arlington County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 39% lived in Virginia.

Arlington County:

79.3%
State average:

84.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 43,311
  • Other state: 124,790
  • Northeast: 41,701
  • Midwest: 20,068
  • South: 48,707
  • West: 14,314

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Arlington County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (64.2%)
  • Electricity (32.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • Wood (0.2%)
  • Electricity (56.4%)
  • Utility gas (38.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.2%)
  • No fuel used (1.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,012
Here:

6.1%
Virginia:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 465
Here:

7.0%
Virginia:

9.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,748
Here:

26.1%
Virginia:

19.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Arlington County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $8,049,000
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $4,326,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $28,811,000
    Parks and Recreation: $20,250,000
    General Public Buildings: $15,309,000
    Regular Highways: $14,308,000
    Transit Utilities: $5,737,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,555,000
    Police Protection: $2,442,000
    Sewerage: $2,226,000
    General - Other: $1,070,000
    Local Fire Protection: $985,000
    Libraries: $709,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $351,816,000
    General - Other: $71,998,000
    Police Protection: $44,892,000
    Water Utilities: $44,885,000
    Local Fire Protection: $43,983,000
    Health - Other: $39,845,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $34,810,000
    Parks and Recreation: $30,760,000
    Financial Administration: $30,184,000
    Regular Highways: $28,703,000
    Corrections - Other: $27,728,000
    Housing and Community Development: $19,608,000
    Solid Waste Management: $13,419,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,973,000
    Libraries: $12,035,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $11,894,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,293,000
    General Public Buildings: $9,085,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,529,000
    Sewerage: $6,697,000
    Parking Facilities: $5,733,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $5,017,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $2,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $569,298,000
    Corporate Bonds: $173,540,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $75,881,000
    Benefit Payments: $55,316,000
    Other Investments - Other: $26,556,000
    Withdrawals: $1,481,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $30,176,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Transit Utilities: $13,000,000
    General - Other: $5,612,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $895,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $25,817,000
    General Public Building: $17,882,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,785,000
    Regular Highways: $12,117,000
    General - Other: $4,979,000
    Housing and Community Development: $774,000
    Police Protection: $583,000
    Health - Other: $150,000
    Libraries: $50,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $289,040,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,437,000

Arlington County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $45,876,000
    Solid Waste Management: $9,520,000
    Parking Facilities: $7,534,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $7,248,000
    Sewerage: $4,690,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,479,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,696,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $196,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $139,757,000
    From Parent Local Government: $16,405,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $8,849,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $18,781,000
    All Other: $16,657,000
    Education: $2,501,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,131,000
    Health and Hospitals: $852,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $32,978,000
    Interest Earnings: $17,424,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $8,901,000
    Rents: $2,057,000
    Sale of Property: $309,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $59,100,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $53,190,000
    All Other: $30,841,000
    Public Welfare: $17,390,000
    General Local Government Support: $17,290,000
    Health and Hospitals: $8,611,000
    Highways: $943,000
    Sewerage: $363,000
  • Tax - Property: $472,712,000
    Other Selective Sales: $57,845,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $52,568,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $38,532,000
    Other License: $11,210,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $9,944,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,482,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $2,972,000

Arlington County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $586,561,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $563,464,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $159,863,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $158,442,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $149,009,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $125,912,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $12,414,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,993,000

Arlington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $424,331,000
    Total Federal Securities: $30,519,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $283,843,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $159,863,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,857
  • Number of aged recipients: 798
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,059
  • Number of recipients under 18: 105
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 735
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,017
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 476
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 826
Arlington County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Arlington County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 39 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 ORIGINATED1,013$398,0291,818$416,4696,936$363,337189$218,64017$23,611,882469$292,1920$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$348,71498$437,204382$369,45022$175,2732$32,000,00029$299,2410$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED63$346,524173$415,0581,373$365,00666$208,1360$0167$277,5811$44,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN102$347,255251$474,4301,347$371,07729$282,5520$0106$262,7830$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS15$302,00038$320,921278$361,4578$326,0000$031$300,9350$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 37 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED215$376,55370$381,2572$245,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED40$399,92534$392,9120$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED32$429,18824$405,5830$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN22$398,5912$379,0001$239,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$331,1111$283,0001$216,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Arlington County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,19480.6 years
John1,07374.1 years
William88175.0 years
James74172.5 years
Robert63471.6 years
Charles56474.2 years
Margaret52880.1 years
Helen50980.4 years
George47475.8 years
Ruth41680.5 years
Most common last names in Arlington County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith36176.1 years
Johnson24775.8 years
Brown22176.4 years
Davis22076.0 years
Jones21973.9 years
Williams17575.4 years
Miller15477.7 years
Thompson13172.9 years
Taylor13074.9 years
Wilson11277.2 years
Businesses in Arlington County, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven22Honda1
ALDO2Hyatt2
AT&T4IHOP1
Abercrombie & Fitch1J. Jill1
Advance Auto Parts1J.Crew1
Aeropostale1JoS. A. Bank2
Aerosoles1Johnny Rockets1
American Eagle Outfitters1Jones New York2
Ann Taylor4Journeys1
Apple Store2KFC2
Arby's1LA Fitness2
Audi1Lane Bryant1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill3Lane Furniture2
Bakers1LensCrafters2
Bally Total Fitness1Macy's2
Banana Republic1Marriott10
Barnes & Noble1Marshalls1
Baskin-Robbins3MasterBrand Cabinets3
Bath & Body Works2Mazda1
Bebe1McDonald's14
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity4
Best Western1New Balance7
Blockbuster1Nike18
Brookstone1Nordstrom2
Buffalo Wild Wings1Office Depot1
Burger King1Outback1
CVS14Outback Steakhouse1
Cache1Panda Express1
Chick-Fil-A2Panera Bread1
Chico's2Papa John's Pizza3
Chipotle3Payless1
Clarion1Penske1
Clarks1Pizza Hut2
Cold Stone Creamery2Popeyes3
Comfort Inn1Pottery Barn1
Costco1Quiznos7
Crate & Barrel1RadioShack3
Cricket Wireless3Rite Aid5
Curves1Ruby Tuesday1
DHL3Safeway4
Days Inn2Sephora1
Domino's Pizza3Sheraton2
DressBarn1Sprint Nextel4
Dressbarn1Staples1
Dunkin Donuts6Starbucks23
Econo Lodge1Subway3
Express1T-Mobile1
FedEx74Taco Bell1
Finish Line1The Cheesecake Factory1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1The Limited1
Foot Locker2Toyota1
Forever 211Trader Joe's1
Fredericks Of Hollywood1True Value2
GNC6UPS47
GameStop2Verizon Wireless3
Gap1Victoria's Secret2
Giant3Vons4
Goodwill2Walgreens2
Gymboree1Wendy's3
H&R Block7Westin1
Haagen-Dazs1Wet Seal1
Hilton6Whole Foods Market1
Holiday Inn4World Gym1
Hollister Co.1YMCA1

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  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
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  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
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