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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Arlington who work in office and administrative support (13.25%), sales jobs (9.66%), and management occupations (9.31%).

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 Arlington, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.30 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The percentage of adults in Arlington with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.79% of adults in Arlington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Arlington in 2010 was $25,453, 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 $101,812 for a family of four. However, Arlington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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. Arlington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.73% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Arlington include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.

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