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Arlington,MA index of house prices

Total population: 42,844 (Urban population: 42,389, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 19,808 (18,832 occupied: 11,308 owner occupied, 7,532 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

40%
State:

38%

Housing density: 3,822 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $298,988.

Median contract rent in 2016: $870 (lower quartile is $702, upper quartile is $1,087)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,818


Median gross rent in Arlington, MA in 2016: $934

Housing units in Arlington with a mortgage: 7,999 (173 second mortgage, 1,282 home equity loan, 21 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,308

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $154,394

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $84,918

Median monthly housing costs: $1,762


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Arlington, Massachusetts Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $603,972 (it was $284,900 in 2000)
Arlington:

$603,972
Massachusetts:

$366,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $462,234 - $755,028

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $644,538
Here:

$644,538
State:

$451,214

Townhouses or other attached units: $582,586
Here:

$582,586
State:

$418,838

In 2-unit structures: $654,113
Here:

$654,113
State:

$444,053

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $440,969
Here:

$440,969
State:

$427,048

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $290,479
Here:

$290,479
State:

$429,965
Median year house/condo built: 1939

Median year apartment built: 1955

Household type by relationship:

Households: 45,035
  • In family households: 35,514 (5,660 male householders, 5,924 female householders)
    9,588 spouses, 11,605 children (11,085 natural, 344 adopted, 127 stepchildren), 270 grandchildren, 269 brothers or sisters, 664 parents, 566 other relatives, 988 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,228 (2,923 male householders (2,125 living alone)), 4,284 female householders (3,539 living alone)), 1,981 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 308

Size of family households: 5,037 2-persons, 2,850 3-persons, 2,862 4-persons, 601 5-persons, 156 6-persons, 86 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,695 1-person, 1,279 2-persons, 104 3-persons, 142 4-persons.

7,650 married couples with children.
1,191 single-parent households (286 men, 905 women).

78.2% of residents of Arlington speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
11.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
6.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 31% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 8,733 (19.4%)
(50.3% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.6
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 45no bedroom
  • 5161 bedroom
  • 2,4812 bedrooms
  • 4,8873 bedrooms
  • 2,6814 bedrooms
  • 6385+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Arlington population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Arlington, Massachusetts:

  • 327no bedroom
  • 2,5931 bedroom
  • 3,5972 bedrooms
  • 6723 bedrooms
  • 3194 bedrooms
  • 415+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Arlington population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 384no vehicle
  • 3,8941 vehicle
  • 5,6792 vehicles
  • 1,0053 vehicles
  • 1654 vehicles
  • 885+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Arlington population

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

  • 1,579no vehicle
  • 3,9401 vehicle
  • 1,7592 vehicles
  • 1643 vehicles
  • 354 vehicles
  • 145+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Arlington population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Arlington, Massachusetts:

  • 471 room
  • 682 rooms
  • 4173 rooms
  • 5524 rooms
  • 1,5735 rooms
  • 2,6366 rooms
  • 2,4667 rooms
  • 1,4098 rooms
  • 2,1169+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Arlington population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Arlington, Massachusetts:

  • 2831 room
  • 8612 rooms
  • 1,6473 rooms
  • 1,6874 rooms
  • 1,5675 rooms
  • 8066 rooms
  • 2767 rooms
  • 3248 rooms
  • 899+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Arlington population

Year house built

Median 2016 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
  • 717Less than $10,000
  • 521$10,000 to $14,999
  • 356$15,000 to $19,999
  • 584$20,000 to $24,999
  • 336$25,000 to $29,999
  • 540$30,000 to $34,999
  • 447$35,000 to $39,999
  • 400$40,000 to $44,999
  • 280$45,000 to $49,999
  • 905$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,435$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2,514$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,682$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,011$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,410$150,000 to $199,999
  • 3,880$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Arlington, MA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Arlington, MA
  • 31Less than $10,000
  • 20$10,000 to $14,999
  • 3$30,000 to $34,999
  • 22$35,000 to $39,999
  • 9$40,000 to $49,999
  • 9$50,000 to $59,999
  • 12$60,000 to $69,999
  • 3$90,000 to $99,999
  • 9$100,000 to $124,999
  • 28$125,000 to $149,999
  • 131$150,000 to $174,999
  • 38$175,000 to $199,999
  • 198$200,000 to $249,999
  • 351$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,015$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2,521$400,000 to $499,999
  • 5,553$500,000 to $749,999
  • 1,626$750,000 to $999,999
  • 492$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 53$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 66$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Arlington, MA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Arlington, MA
  • 18Less than $100
  • 33$100 to $149
  • 48$150 to $199
  • 167$200 to $249
  • 138$250 to $299
  • 109$300 to $349
  • 137$350 to $399
  • 13$400 to $449
  • 59$450 to $499
  • 41$500 to $549
  • 76$550 to $599
  • 79$600 to $649
  • 39$650 to $699
  • 64$700 to $749
  • 35$750 to $799
  • 92$800 to $899
  • 194$900 to $999
  • 966$1,000 to $1,249
  • 2,117$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,907$1,500 to $1,999
  • 538$2,000 to $2,499
  • 182$2,500 to $2,999
  • 151$3,000 to $3,499
  • 78$3,500 or more
  • 207No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2,3352010 or later
  • 2,5452000 to 2009
  • 1,7421990 to 1999
  • 1,1811980 to 1989
  • 6351970 to 1979
  • 1,770Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Arlington population
Arlington commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 207
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 728
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,961
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 2,575
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 3,264
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,981
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 3,815
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,256
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 2,091
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 3,901
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 2,110
  • 90 or more minutes: 353
Arlington, MA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 68.6%
Number of people working at home: 1,583 (6.2% of all workers)

Arlington mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 7,719 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 763 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 308 (3%)
  • Subway or elevated: 227 (2%)
  • Railroad: 9 (0%)
  • Taxi: 183 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 147 (1%)
  • Walked: 412 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 1,583 (14%)

First ancestries reported:

 Irish: 2,918
 Italian: 2,168
 European: 1,168
 Portuguese: 716
 Russian: 661
 English: 650
 American: 621
 German: 478
 Greek: 408
 Polish: 358
 British: 317
 Eastern European: 290
 French (except Basque): 260
 French Canadian: 239
 Northern European: 203
 Haitian: 184
 Scotch-Irish: 171
 Armenian: 157
 Slovak: 151
 Finnish: 142
 Ukrainian: 139
 Scottish: 126
 Danish: 104
 Albanian: 102
 Brazilian: 96
 Turkish: 94
 Iranian: 92
 Sudanese: 92
 Lithuanian: 91
 Syrian: 70
 Swedish: 64
 Canadian: 51
 Yugoslavian: 46
 Romanian: 43
 Dutch: 42
 Lebanese: 35
 West Indian: 32
 Egyptian: 29
 Austrian: 29
 Welsh: 28
 Ethiopian: 26
 Croatian: 24
 Serbian: 23
 Scandinavian: 19
 Czechoslovakian: 19
 Cajun: 15
 Hungarian: 14
 Czech: 14
 Bulgarian: 12
 Swiss: 12
 Latvian: 10
 Jamaican: 10
 Belgian: 9
 Arab: 7
 Norwegian: 5
 South African: 5
 New Zealander: 3

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

  • 11%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 9%India
  • 5%Russia
  • 4%France
  • 4%Portugal
  • 4%Korea
  • 4%Philippines

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

  • This state: 22,933
  • Other state: 12,250
  • Northeast: 6,545
  • Midwest: 2,206
  • South: 2,032
  • West: 1,450

88% of Arlington residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 28% lived in Massachusetts.

Arlington:

87.7%
State average:

87.0%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 31
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 60
  • 5th and 6th grade: 61
  • 7th and 8th grade: 80
  • 9th grade: 33
  • 10th grade: 21
  • 11th grade: 16
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 49
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,797
  • Less than 1 year of college: 421
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,103
  • Associate degree: 599
  • Bachelor's degree: 4,609
  • Master's degree: 3,695
  • Professional school degree: 889
  • Doctorate degree: 1,787

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 107
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 106
  • 5th and 6th grade: 189
  • 7th and 8th grade: 71
  • 9th grade: 50
  • 10th grade: 34
  • 11th grade: 104
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 110
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,322
  • Less than 1 year of college: 504
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,155
  • Associate degree: 983
  • Bachelor's degree: 5,814
  • Master's degree: 5,147
  • Professional school degree: 705
  • Doctorate degree: 1,301

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.3%Males
  • 2.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 27.4%Males
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 28.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 0.4%Males
  • 3.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 10.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 15.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 3.5%Males
  • 9.7%Females
Arlington marital status for males
Arlington marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,900
  • One, attached: 1,117
  • Two: 5,065
  • 3 or 4: 1,258
  • 5 to 9: 701
  • 10 to 19: 1,028
  • 20 to 49: 1,047
  • 50 or more: 1,702
  • Mobile homes: 21

Median worth of mobile homes: $13,061

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.7%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 1.0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Arlington:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Arlington
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (66.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (26.0%)
  • Electricity (5.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Utility gas (47.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (24.2%)
  • Electricity (18.9%)
  • No fuel used (2.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.8%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • Solar energy (0.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 583
Here:

17.3%
Massachusetts:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 491
Here:

24.7%
Massachusetts:

10.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 561
Here:

49.9%
Massachusetts:

46.8%

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)