Arlington, TX

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Living in Arlington

Arlington is a large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 398,112 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 (13.19%), sales jobs (11.40%), and management occupations (8.23%).

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.

Arlington is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Arlington is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

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: 85.78% 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.

The education level of Arlington citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.46% of adults in Arlington have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Arlington in 2010 was $27,513, which is upper middle income relative to Texas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,052 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 29.20% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Arlington include German, Irish, English, African, and French.

Arlington also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.85%.

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