The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 99.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Arlington
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Arlington neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
20.1% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.8%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the Arlington neighborhood has more single mother
households than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator
of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts,
crime, and other societal problems.
In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Arlington
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 95.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
12.7% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Arlington neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 25.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 12.2% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
Arlington is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 10.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the Arlington neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.5% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 21,792 people per square mile living here.