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145%
Income/capita NAT. AVG.
122%
Household income NAT. AVG.
53%
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$73,078$34,967$29,829
Median household income$122,604$66,149$55,322
Median income owner occupied$172,902$82,180$70,586
Median income renter occupied$93,369$42,481$35,192
Median earnings male$82,459$41,712$36,919
Median earnings female$63,887$29,664$26,250
Unemployment rate2.2%3.8%4.7%
Poverty level6.4%11.4%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Arlington is 145% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Arlington is 122% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Arlington is 53% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Arlington is 58% lower than the national average

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      $81,727 $122,604 $245,208
      City
      $44,094 $66,149 $132,298
      State
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Arlington median earnings by income bracket

      Arlington employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.9%5.9%
      Manufacturing sector2.6%2.6%
      Financial & insurance services5.4%5.4%
      Wholesale & retail services5.1%5.1%
      Public administration17.4%17.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.8%3.8%
      Education, health & social services7.5%7.5%
      Other48.7%48.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Chevy Chase, MD2,979$250,001351.9%
      Chevy Chase Village, MD1,871$250,001351.9%
      Martin's Additions, MD1,089$250,001351.9%
      Chevy Chase Section Five, MD757$250,001351.9%
      Chevy Chase Section Three, MD900$250,001351.9%
      Arlington, VA236,434$122,604121.6%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Fremont, CA234,829$142,374157.4%
      Garland, TX238,622$63,19214.2%
      Hialeah, FL233,876$38,47130.5%
      Irving, TX240,475$66,56720.3%
      Regina, SK241,465n/a 
      Arlington, VA236,434$122,604121.6%
      Source: The Arlington, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).