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Arlington, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Arlington is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Tarrant County at latitude 32.7357 and longitude -97.1081. Tarrant County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 604 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Arlington, but most people and references simply refer to it as Arlington, Texas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Arlington indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Arlington (see map below) encompass a land area of 95.9 sq. miles and a water area of 3.74 sq. miles.

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Arlington, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 372,770
Population in Households 369,696
Population in Familes 304,552
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,074
Population Density1 3,888
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 135,448
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 92,081
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 148,378 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75,601 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 59,847 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,930 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $167,312
Average Home Value $188,731


Median Household Income $53,948
Average Household Income $70,990
Per Capita Income $25,931
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.47% 0.77%
Households 0.42% 0.75%
Families 0.28% 0.62%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   3.05%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Arlington, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arlington to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 7 100th
Population Density1 # 91 95th
Diversity Index2 # 66 96th
Median Household Income # 487 72nd
Per Capita Income # 469 73rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.