Arlington, TX

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Living in Arlington

Arlington is a large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 396,394 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 (14.51%), sales jobs (11.11%), and management occupations (8.52%).

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 a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Arlington. This makes Arlington a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Arlington presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.

Arlington is one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 86.06% of people drive their car alone to work each day. If you like to drive, you'll love it. And you better. Because walking to work is just not a viable option for most people who live in Arlington. Highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers are part of the common Arlington landscape.

The education level of Arlington citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.39% of adults in Arlington have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Arlington in 2010 was $26,627, 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 $106,508 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 28.92% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Arlington include German, Irish, English, African, and French.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Arlington's cultural character, accounting for 20.99% of the city’s population.

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