Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
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
      $44,094 $66,149 $132,298
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      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%

      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).