Arlington, TX
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Arlington is a large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 388,125 people and 70 constituent neighborhoods, Arlington is the seventh largest community in Texas.

Arlington is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Arlington is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Arlington who work in office and administrative support (14.98%), sales jobs (11.92%), and management occupations (8.73%).

Also of interest is that Arlington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of the large cities in America, Arlington is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 0.85% of people in Arlington drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Arlington, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.

In terms of college education, Arlington is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.35% of adults in Arlington have a college degree.

The per capita income in Arlington in 2010 was $25,368, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $101,472 for a family of four. However, Arlington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Arlington is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Arlington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Arlington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Arlington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.57% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Arlington include Irish, English, African, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Arlington's cultural character, accounting for 19.75% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Arlington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.