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Arlington,MA index of house prices


Houses: 19,411 (19,011 occupied: 11,196 owner occupied, 7,815 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

41%
State:

38%

Housing density: 3746 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $342,737.


Median contract rent in 2009: $1,121 (lower quartile is $885, upper quartile is $1,410)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $1,406


Median gross rent in Arlington, MA in 2009: $1,235


Housing units in Arlington with a mortgage: 4,982 (274 second mortgage, 657 home equity loan, 10 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,512


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $115,833


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $61,362


Median monthly housing costs: $1,519





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Arlington, Massachusetts Age and Sex of Residents


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $458,689 (it was $284,900 in 2000)
Arlington:

$458,689
Massachusetts:

$338,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $378,607 - $606,720

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $550,776
Here:

$550,776
State:

$412,156

Townhouses or other attached units: $344,523
Here:

$344,523
State:

$346,236

In 2-unit structures: $591,618
Here:

$591,618
State:

$348,924

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $399,354
Here:

$399,354
State:

$354,648

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $275,773
Here:

$275,773
State:

$326,862

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $25,413
Here:

$25,413
State:

$284,583

Household type by relationship:

Households: 42,216
  • In family households: 32,054 (7,724 male householders, 3,182 female householders)
    8,841 spouses, 10,321 children (9,974 natural, 256 adopted, 91 stepchildren), 325 grandchildren, 450 brothers or sisters, 244 parents, 353 other relatives, 614 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,162 (2,938 male householders (2,216 living alone)), 5,156 female householders (4,282 living alone)), 2,068 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 173 (101 institutionalized population)

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

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Arlington, Massachusetts
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 117
  • 3 rooms: 320
  • 4 rooms: 583
  • 5 rooms: 1,764
  • 6 rooms: 3,031
  • 7 rooms: 2,202
  • 8 rooms: 1,772
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,399
  • 1 room: 261
  • 2 rooms: 1,001
  • 3 rooms: 1,603
  • 4 rooms: 1,312
  • 5 rooms: 2,140
  • 6 rooms: 993
  • 7 rooms: 218
  • 8 rooms: 162
  • 9 or more rooms: 125
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Arlington, Massachusetts
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 53
  • 1 bedroom: 496
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,708
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,049
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,269
  • 5+ bedrooms: 621
  • no bedroom: 334
  • 1 bedroom: 2,654
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,689
  • 3 bedrooms: 911
  • 4 bedrooms: 157
  • 5+ bedrooms: 70
Cars and other vehicles available in Arlington, Massachusetts in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 527
  • 1 vehicle: 4,360
  • 2 vehicles: 4,928
  • 3 vehicles: 1,129
  • 4 vehicles: 226
  • 5+ vehicles: 26
  • no vehicle: 1,404
  • 1 vehicle: 4,285
  • 2 vehicles: 1,862
  • 3 vehicles: 185
  • 4 vehicles: 35
  • 5+ vehicles: 44

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 104
  • 2000 to 2004: 215
  • 1990 to 1999: 296
  • 1980 to 1989: 646
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,270
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,258
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,551
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,619
  • 1939 or earlier: 10,309

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Arlington, MA house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Arlington, MA:

  • Less than $10,000: 8
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 4
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 3
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 0
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 2
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 4
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 3
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 5
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 10
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 14
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 4
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 0
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 0
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 11
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 83
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 65
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 97
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 252
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 431
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 1625
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 2290
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 4710
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 1236
  • $1,000,000 or more: 340
 


Arlington rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Arlington:

  • Less than $100: 48 people
  • $100 to $149: 85
  • $150 to $199: 28
  • $200 to $249: 91
  • $250 to $299: 95
  • $300 to $349: 61
  • $350 to $399: 152
  • $400 to $449: 67
  • $450 to $499: 116
  • $500 to $549: 42
  • $550 to $599: 9
  • $600 to $649: 48
  • $650 to $699: 64
  • $700 to $749: 30
  • $750 to $799: 47
  • $800 to $899: 205
  • $900 to $999: 553
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 1,662
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 1,099
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 1,702
  • $2,000 or more: 397
  • No cash rent: 272
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,361
  • 1990 to 1994: 999
  • 1985 to 1989: 616
  • 1980 to 1984: 565
  • 1975 to 1979: 294
  • 1970 to 1974: 341
  • 1970 to 1974: 496
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,274


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 commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 285
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1382
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 2052
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 2663
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 3550
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1642
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 4009
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1111
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1566
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 2716
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1226
  • 90 or more minutes: 398
 


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%)
 


Arlington, MA household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 1052
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 770
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 812
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 756
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 880
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 700
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 676
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 796
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 942
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 1435
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 2289
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 3041
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 2066
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 1124
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 881
  • $200,000 or more: 780
 

First ancestries reported:

 Irish: 9956
 Italian: 5426
 Other groups: 3873
 English: 2817
 German: 2034
 United States or American: 1611
 Greek: 1332
 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 (%):



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


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

  • This state: 25531
  • Northeast: 5939
  • Midwest: 2044
  • South: 1607
  • West: 868

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 rate for White non-Hispanic males: 2.1%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 2.3%


Unemployment rate for Black males: 5.1%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 7.0%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 0.9%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 0.0%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 3.5%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 5.6%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $83,425
  • Black householders: $70,946
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $14,214
  • Asian householders: $110,166
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $3,102
  • Some other race householders: $50,214
  • Two or more races householders: $61,713
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $51,728
Arlington household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Arlington household income for Black householders
Arlington household income for Asian householders
Arlington household income for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders
Arlington household income for Some other race householders
Arlington household income for Two or more races householders
Arlington household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Arlington marital status for males
Arlington marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $458,045
  • Black or African American householders: $367,724
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $181,125
  • Asian householders: $445,004
  • Some other race householders: $460,621
  • Two or more races householders: $456,113
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $515,200

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,856
  • One, attached: 559
  • Two: 5,859
  • 3 or 4: 985
  • 5 to 9: 496
  • 10 to 19: 1,165
  • 20 to 49: 1,116
  • 50 or more: 1,351
  • Mobile homes: 15
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Median worth of mobile homes: $16,349


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 15 years ago


Renter moved in on average 6 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Arlington:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Arlington
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (47.2%)
  • Utility gas (46.4%)
  • Electricity (5.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (42.2%)
  • Utility gas (35.9%)
  • Electricity (19.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.4%)



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 (Noninst.)


 

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