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Arlington, Massachusetts Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $506,715 (it was $284,900 in 2000)
Arlington:

$506,715
Massachusetts:

$327,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $395,733 - $674,829
Median year house/condo built: 1938

Median year apartment built: 1951

Household type by relationship:

Households: 42,216

Size of family households: 4,960 2-persons, 2,729 3-persons, 2,242 4-persons, 795 5-persons, 168 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,498 1-person, 1,407 2-persons, 122 3-persons, 17 4-persons, 27 5-persons, 23 7-or-more-persons.

6,332 married couples with children.
1,132 single-parent households (180 men, 952 women).

83.1% of residents of Arlington speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
11.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
3.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (67% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 5,946 (14.0%)
(47.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.3
State:

4.0

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Arlington, Massachusetts:

  • 53no bedroom
  • 4961 bedroom
  • 2,7082 bedrooms
  • 5,0493 bedrooms
  • 2,2694 bedrooms
  • 6215+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Arlington, Massachusetts:

  • 334no bedroom
  • 2,6541 bedroom
  • 3,6892 bedrooms
  • 9113 bedrooms
  • 1574 bedrooms
  • 705+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Arlington in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 527no vehicle
  • 4,3601 vehicle
  • 4,9282 vehicles
  • 1,1293 vehicles
  • 2264 vehicles
  • 265+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Arlington in renter-occupied apartments

  • 1,404no vehicle
  • 4,2851 vehicle
  • 1,8622 vehicles
  • 1853 vehicles
  • 354 vehicles
  • 445+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Arlington, Massachusetts:

  • 81 room
  • 1172 rooms
  • 3203 rooms
  • 5834 rooms
  • 1,7645 rooms
  • 3,0316 rooms
  • 2,2027 rooms
  • 1,7728 rooms
  • 1,3999+ rooms

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Arlington, Massachusetts:

  • 2611 room
  • 1,0012 rooms
  • 1,6033 rooms
  • 1,3124 rooms
  • 2,1405 rooms
  • 9936 rooms
  • 2187 rooms
  • 1628 rooms
  • 1259+ rooms

Year house built

Median 2013 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

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

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Arlington, MA household income distribution

  • Arlington, MA household income distribution
  • 1,052Less than $10,000
  • 770$10,000 to $14,999
  • 812$15,000 to $19,999
  • 756$20,000 to $24,999
  • 880$25,000 to $29,999
  • 700$30,000 to $34,999
  • 676$35,000 to $39,999
  • 796$40,000 to $44,999
  • 942$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,435$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,289$60,000 to $74,999
  • 3,041$75,000 to $99,999
  • 2,066$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,124$125,000 to $149,999
  • 881$150,000 to $199,999
  • 780$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Arlington, MA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Arlington, MA
  • 135Less than $10,000
  • 19$30,000 to $34,999
  • 8$35,000 to $39,999
  • 26$40,000 to $49,999
  • 18$50,000 to $59,999
  • 11$60,000 to $69,999
  • 41$100,000 to $124,999
  • 75$125,000 to $149,999
  • 144$150,000 to $174,999
  • 186$175,000 to $199,999
  • 277$200,000 to $249,999
  • 338$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,479$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2,770$400,000 to $499,999
  • 4,866$500,000 to $749,999
  • 774$750,000 to $999,999
  • 289$1,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Arlington, MA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Arlington, MA
  • 24Less than $100
  • 77$150 to $199
  • 22$200 to $249
  • 261$250 to $299
  • 72$300 to $349
  • 176$350 to $399
  • 5$400 to $449
  • 44$450 to $499
  • 26$500 to $549
  • 39$550 to $599
  • 52$600 to $649
  • 24$650 to $699
  • 259$700 to $749
  • 104$800 to $899
  • 363$900 to $999
  • 1,294$1,000 to $1,249
  • 2,120$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,635$1,500 to $1,999
  • 697$2,000 or more
  • 152No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1,3611995 to March 2000
  • 9991990 to 1994
  • 6161985 to 1989
  • 5651980 to 1984
  • 2941975 to 1979
  • 3411970 to 1974
  • 4961965 to 1969
  • 1,274Before 1965
Arlington commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 285
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,382
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 2,052
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 2,663
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 3,550
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,642
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 4,009
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,111
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,566
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 2,716
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,226
  • 90 or more minutes: 398
Arlington, MA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 69.5%
Number of people working at home: 1,116 (4.7% of all workers)

Arlington mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 16,035 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 1,626 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,708 (7%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 40 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2,388 (10%)
  • Railroad: 66 (0%)
  • Taxi: 8 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 223 (1%)
  • Walked: 432 (2%)
  • Other means: 67 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,116 (5%)

First ancestries reported:

 Irish: 9,956
 Italian: 5,426
 Other groups: 3,873
 English: 2,817
 German: 2,034
 United States or American: 1,611
 Greek: 1,332
 Portuguese: 986
 French Canadian: 924
 Scotch-Irish: 912
 French (except Basque): 827
 Polish: 807
 Scottish: 768
 Russian: 765
 Armenian: 721
 Swedish: 479
 Canadian: 330
 Arab:: 290
 Dutch: 270
 European: 270
 Eastern European: 248
 British: 226
 Subsaharan African:: 212
 Lithuanian: 189
 Danish: 183
 Welsh: 159
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 151
 Austrian: 149
 Czech: 126
 Norwegian: 116
 Syrian: 111
 Swiss: 96
 Lebanese: 87
 Albanian: 81
 Haitian: 79
 Ukrainian: 77
 Ugandan: 73
 Hungarian: 66
 Romanian: 64
 Slovak: 50
 Northern European: 49
 Egyptian: 47
 African: 46
 Finnish: 43
 Brazilian: 42
 Yugoslavian: 40
 Iranian: 37
 Serbian: 37
 Latvian: 34
 Scandinavian: 32
 Czechoslovakian: 31
 South African: 30
 Ethiopian: 27
 Arab/Arabic: 26
 Belgian: 26
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 24
 Cypriot: 24
 Celtic: 23
 Guyanese: 20
 Israeli: 20
 Other Arab: 19
 Nigerian: 17
 Slavic: 17
 West Indian: 17
 Croatian: 16
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 15
 Dutch West Indian: 14
 Slovene: 12
 Jamaican: 11
 Australian: 10
 Cape Verdean: 10
 Liberian: 9
 Bulgarian: 9
 Pennsylvania German: 7
 Barbadian: 6
 Maltese: 2

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

  • 9%Canada
  • 8%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 8%Greece
  • 6%Portugal
  • 6%Ireland
  • 5%Italy
  • 4%India

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

62% of Arlington residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 40% lived in Massachusetts.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 115
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 75
  • 5th and 6th grade: 120
  • 7th and 8th grade: 201
  • 9th grade: 162
  • 10th grade: 91
  • 11th grade: 52
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 316
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,531
  • Less than 1 year of college: 435
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,668
  • Associate degree: 605
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,899
  • Master's degree: 2,542
  • Professional school degree: 679
  • Doctorate degree: 1,137

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 139
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 100
  • 5th and 6th grade: 116
  • 7th and 8th grade: 175
  • 9th grade: 183
  • 10th grade: 265
  • 11th grade: 144
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 448
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,696
  • Less than 1 year of college: 718
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,777
  • Associate degree: 1,183
  • Bachelor's degree: 4,073
  • Master's degree: 3,519
  • Professional school degree: 690
  • Doctorate degree: 582

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.1%Males
  • 2.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 5.1%Males
  • 7.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 0.9%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 3.5%Males
  • 5.6%Females
Arlington marital status for males
Arlington marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 14 years ago

Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Arlington:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 47.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 46.4%Utility gas
  • 5.6%Electricity

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 42.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 35.9%Utility gas
  • 19.1%Electricity
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 535
Here:

17.0%
Massachusetts:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 193
Here:

12.3%
Massachusetts:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 698
Here:

57.8%
Massachusetts:

48.2%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

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)