Arlington County, VA

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2021 Population
235,764
0.283% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
35.1
0.862% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
6.46%
0.809% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$128,145
4.52% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$755,800
3.29% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
146,550
1.07% 1-year decline

About

In 2021, Arlington County, VA had a population of 236k people with a median age of 35.1 and a median household income of $128,145. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Arlington County, VA declined from 236,434 to 235,764, a −0.283% decrease and its median household income grew from $122,604 to $128,145, a 4.52% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Arlington County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (10.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.09%), White (Hispanic) (6.96%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.6%).

None of the households in Arlington County, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

89.1% of the residents in Arlington County, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Arlington County, VA are Strayer University-Virginia (1,291 degrees awarded in 2021), Marymount University (1,072 degrees), and University of Management and Technology (534 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Arlington County, VA was $755,800, and the homeownership rate was 42.3%.

Most people in Arlington County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Arlington County, VA was 1 car per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Arlington County, VA is home to a population of 236k people, from which 89.1% are citizens. As of 2021, 22.5% of Arlington County, VA residents were born outside of the country (53k people).

In 2021, there were 5.91 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (142k people) in Arlington County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 21.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

89.1%
2021 Citizenship
88.8%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 89.1% of Arlington County, VA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Arlington County, VA was 88.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Arlington County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    142k ± 795
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    24k ± 704
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    21.4k ± 404
15.5%
Hispanic Population
36.6k people

In 2021, there were 5.91 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (142k people) in Arlington County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 21.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.5% of the people in Arlington County, VA are hispanic (36.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Arlington County, VA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    109,039 ± 8,055 people
  2. India
    96,011 ± 7,565 people
  3. Mexico
    59,097 ± 5,948 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 109,039 Virginia residents, followed by India with 96,011 and Mexico with 59,097.

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Foreign-Born Population

22.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
53k people
22.6%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
53.4k people

As of 2021, 22.5% of Arlington County, VA residents (53k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Arlington County, VA was 22.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,348 ± 749
  2. Vietnam
    2,020 ± 249
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,887 ± 303

Arlington County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 3.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Arlington County, VA employs 147k people. The largest industries in Arlington County, VA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (40,014 people), Public Administration (25,153 people), and Educational Services (12,066 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($117,333), Finance & Insurance ($106,206), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($100,820).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $63,894. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

147k
2021 Value
± 3,023
−1.07%
1 Year decline
± 2.92%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Arlington County, VA declined at a rate of −1.07%, from 148k employees to 147k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Arlington County, VA, are Management Occupations (26,025 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (22,798 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (16,229 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Arlington County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

147k
2021 Value
± 3,023
−1.07%
1 Year decline
± 2.92%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Arlington County, VA declined at a rate of −1.07%, from 148k employees to 147k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Arlington County, VA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (40,014 people), Public Administration (25,153 people), and Educational Services (12,066 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Arlington County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Arlington County, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$89,204
Median earning men ± $1,954
$71,831
Median earning women ± $2,175

The industries with the best median earnings for men in N/A are Public Administration ($981,781), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($889,804), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($861,175).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in N/A are Public Administration ($892,435), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($753,219), and Wholesale Trade ($730,518).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,471
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. 2,254
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 1,281
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $6.03M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. $2.4M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $1.52M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $37.7B
  2. $29B
  3. $23.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $37.7B, followed by Electronics ($29B) and Machinery ($23.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$313B
2020 Value in Virginia
$612B
Projected 2050 Value in Virginia
95.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $313B. This is expected to increase 95.3% to $612B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $26B
  2. $18.5B
  3. $12.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $26B, followed by Maryland with $18.5B and Pennsylvania and $12.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Arlington County, VA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 80.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (17.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.4%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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learningEducation

In 2021, universities in Arlington County, VA awarded 2,991 degrees. The student population of Arlington County, VA in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 3,320 male students and 4,906 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Arlington County, VA are White (860 and 31.1%), followed by Black or African American (856 and 30.9%), Unknown (450 and 16.3%), and Hispanic or Latino (328 and 11.9%).

The largest universities in Arlington County, VA by number of degrees awarded are Strayer University-Virginia (1,291 and 43.2%), Marymount University (1,072 and 35.8%), and University of Management and Technology (534 and 17.9%).

The most popular majors in Arlington County, VA are General Business Administration & Management (781 and 26.1%), General Business (546 and 18.3%), and Information Technology (242 and 8.09%).

The median tuition cost in Arlington County, VA for private four year colleges is $34,400.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2021 in Arlington County, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 83.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 8,226 (40.4% men and 59.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 8,226 students enrolled in Arlington County, VA, 40.4% men and 59.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 2,337 records, of which 70.2% were women and 29.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 197 degrees awarded
  2. 415 degrees awarded
  3. 298 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Arlington County, VA was Information Technology with 197 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Arlington County, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,291 degrees awarded
  2. 1,072 degrees awarded
  3. 534 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Strayer University-Virginia with 1,291 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 1,202 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Arlington County, VA, which is 0.672 times less than the 1,789 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 860 degrees mean that there were 1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 856 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($34,400) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($850) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.836% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.859% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (1.68M), Bachelors Degree (1.44M), and Some college (1.41M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Arlington County, VA was $755,800 in 2021, which is 3.09 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $731,700 to $755,800, a 3.29% increase. The homeownership rate in Arlington County, VA is 42.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Arlington County, VA have an average commute time of 28.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Arlington County, VA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Arlington County, VA is $128,145. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Arlington County, VA was Census Tract 1004 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 1003 and Census Tract 1005, with respective values of $237,229 and $231,827.

In 2022, 15.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Arlington County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.7%.

Property

$755,800
Median Property Value 2021
±$13,149
$46,308
Median Property Taxes
±$1,320

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Arlington County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Arlington County, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

42.3%
Homeownership
2021
65.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 42.3% of the housing units in Arlington County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 42.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1004
  2. Census Tract 1003
  3. Census Tract 1005

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Arlington County, VA was Census Tract 1004 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 1003 and Census Tract 1005, with respective values of $237,229 and $231,827.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Arlington County, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$128,145
Median Household Income
± $2,836
110k
Number of Households
± 2,412

In 2021, the median household income of the 110k households in Arlington County, VA grew to $128,145 from the previous year's value of $122,604.

The following chart displays the households in Arlington County, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Arlington County, VA is from Virginia.
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2021, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.381% decline from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (43.8%)
  2. Public Transit (21.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (21.3%)

In 2021, 43.8% of workers in Arlington County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (21.6%) and those who worked at home (21.3%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

28.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Arlington County, VA have a longer commute time (28.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.01% of the workforce in Arlington County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Arlington County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Arlington County, VA have 1 car.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Arlington County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.7%.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.46% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Arlington County, VA (15k out of 233k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Arlington County, VA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 6.6% of the children was living in poverty in Arlington County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 149 in Arlington County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.46 per 100,000 population.

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94% of the population of Arlington County, VA has health coverage, with 69.6% on employee plans, 3.61% on Medicaid, 7.19% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 2.46% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Arlington County, VA see 1280 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.54% decrease from the previous year (1327 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1412 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,280 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arlington County, VA

Primary care physicians in Arlington County, VA see an average of 1,280 patients per year. This represents a 3.54% decrease from the previous year (1,327 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Arlington County, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.2% under 18 years, 30.6% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.96%
Uninsured
69.6%
Employer Coverage
3.61%
Medicaid
7.19%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
2.46%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Arlington County, VA declined by 1.27% from 6.04% to 5.96%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 28.6 in Arlington County, VA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 23.5% in Arlington County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.15% in Arlington County, VA.

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