Arlington, WA
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Arlington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 18,949 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Arlington is the 57th largest community in Washington.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Arlington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Arlington is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Arlington who work in office and administrative support (12.79%), sales jobs (11.12%), and management occupations (10.10%).

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.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Arlington rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.91% of adults 25 and older in Arlington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Arlington in 2010 was $26,227, which is middle income relative to Washington, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,908 for a family of four. However, Arlington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Arlington is a somewhat 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Arlington include Irish, English, Norwegian, and French .

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