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.

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 (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.

One important feature of Arlington is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 85.78% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in Arlington anyway. So, if you like to drive, Arlington is the city for you! The landscape around Arlington reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.

The overall 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, and the average American community has 21.84%.

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.

In addition, Arlington has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.85%).

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