Arlington demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)8,69319191
Median age34.137.837.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1845%44%43%
Speak English71%84%79%
Speak Spanish13%7%13%
Arlington, VA has a population of 226,092 and is the 99th largest city in the United States. The population density is 8,693 per sq mi which is 4442% higher than the Virginia average and 9495% higher than the national average. The median age in Arlington is 34 which is approximately 10% lower than the Virginia average of 38. In Arlington, 47% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 71% speak English and 13% speak Spanish. 19% of Arlington residents were born in Virginia, 55% were born out of state, 3% were born outside of the United States and 23% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Arlington is 4442% higher than Virginia.
  • The median age in Arlington is 10% lower than Virginia.
  • In Arlington 72.17% of the population is White.
  • In Arlington 8.61% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Arlington 10.02% of the population is Asian.

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Arlington population breakdown by race

Black or African American8.61%19.21%12.63%
American Indian0.39%0.26%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.09%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race3.08%3.37%3.06%
Other race5.64%2.30%4.75%
In Arlington, 15.4% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Arlington, VA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).