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Arlington, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Arlington is the 7th largest city in Texas with a population of 383,549 as of July 1, 2017. Arlington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Arlington is located at latitude 32.7007 and longitude -97.1247 in Tarrant County. 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. Tarrant County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 604 feet.

The City of Arlington (GNIS ID: 2409731) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Arlington is located within Arlington Division of Tarrant County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Arlington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Arlington, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 383,549
Daytime Population: Workers 167,081
Daytime Population: Residents 193,573
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 360,654
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 380,201
Population in Familes 312,732
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,348
Population Density2 4,000
Diversity Index3 80


Median Household Income $56,312
Average Household Income $76,015
Per Capita Income $27,795


Total Housing Units 150,262 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75,584 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 63,323 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,355 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $151,247
Average Home Value $187,327


Total Households 138,907
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 94,006
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.67% 0.76%
Households 0.59% 0.73%
Families 0.45% 0.6%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

Arlington, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arlington to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 Density # 91 95th
Diversity Index # 64 96th
Median Household Income # 498 72nd
Per Capita Income # 537 69th

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