Arlington, TX
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Arlington is a large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 392,772 people and 70 constituent neighborhoods, Arlington is the seventh largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities, Arlington isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Arlington are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (14.80%), sales jobs (11.26%), and management occupations (8.37%).

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.

One of the benefits of being a big city like Arlington is having a public transportation system, but in Arlington the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the train for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the train Arlington benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.

The education level of Arlington citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.30% of adults in Arlington have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Arlington in 2010 was $25,957, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $103,828 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 28.66% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Arlington include Irish, English, African, and French .

Arlington also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.27%.

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