Arlington, TX

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Population

398,122

0.433% growth

Median Age

33.1


Median Household Income

$63,091

10.5% growth

Poverty Rate

16.1%


Number of Employees

211,698

7.55% growth

Median Property Value

$188,800

12.5% growth

About

In 2018, Arlington, TX had a population of 398k people with a median age of 33.1 and a median household income of $63,091. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Arlington, TX grew from 396,407 to 398,122, a 0.433% increase and its median household income grew from $57,083 to $63,091, a 10.5% increase.

The population of Arlington, TX is 38.5% White Alone, 28.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 22.9% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Arlington, TX speak a non-English language, and 89.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Arlington, TX are The University of Texas at Arlington (12,789 degrees awarded in 2017), Brightwood College-Arlington (217 degrees), and Altierus Career College-Arlington (201 degrees).

The median property value in Arlington, TX is $188,800, and the homeownership rate is 54.6%. Most people in Arlington, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Arlington, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Arlington, TX employs 212k people. The largest industries in Arlington, TX are Retail Trade (28,798 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (25,336 people), and Manufacturing (19,945 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,341), Public Administration ($61,284), and Manufacturing ($49,227).

Median household income in Arlington, TX is $63,091. Males in Arlington, TX have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,835. The income inequality in Arlington, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,091

2018 value

± $2,988

10.5%

1 Year Growth

± 6.7%

Households in Arlington, TX have a median annual income of $63,091, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $57,083 in 2017, which represents a 10.5% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,436

Average Male Salary

± $718

$48,835

Average Female Salary

± $539

In 2018, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $66,902 ± $2,105

  2. White

    $54,641 ± $518

  3. Two or More Races

    $47,698 ± $2,518

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Arlington, TX is from Texas.

0.479

2018 Wage GINI

0.479

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Texas was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0209% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1114.09

  2. Census Tract 1216.09

  3. Census Tract 1131.08

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Arlington, TX was Census Tract 1114.09 with a value of $125,833, followed by Census Tract 1216.09 and Census Tract 1131.08, with respective values of $119,946 and $109,091.

The following map shows all of the places in Arlington, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Arlington, TX (61.5k out of 383k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    36,097 ± 1,625

  2. Hispanic

    25,447 ± 1,430

  3. Black

    16,179 ± 1,219

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Arlington, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

212k

2018 Value

± 9,334

7.55%

1 Year growth

± 5.92%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Arlington, TX grew at a rate of 7.55%, from 197k employees to 212k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Arlington, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (28,480 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (27,783 people), and Management Occupations (18,512 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Arlington, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Arlington, TX, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (28,480 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (27,783 people), and Management Occupations (18,512 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Arlington, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Sales & Related Occupations (1.33 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.24 times), and Production Occupations (1.19 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Arlington, TX, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($71,629), Legal Occupations ($70,426), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($69,615).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

212k

2018 Value

± 9,334

7.55%

1 Year growth

± 5.92%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Arlington, TX grew at a rate of 7.55%, from 197k employees to 212k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Arlington, TX, are Retail Trade (28,798 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (25,336 people), and Manufacturing (19,945 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Arlington, TX, though some of these residents may live in Arlington, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Arlington, TX, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (28,798 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (25,336 people), and Manufacturing (19,945 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Arlington, TX has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (1.4 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.39 times), and Construction (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Arlington, TX, by median earnings, are Utilities ($66,341), Public Administration ($61,284), and Manufacturing ($49,227).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $290B

  2. $217B

  3. $175B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $290B, followed by Gasoline ($217B) and Mixed freight ($175B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.15T

2020 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

30.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.15T. This is expected to increase 30.2% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $97.1B

  2. $59.6B

  3. $38.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.1B, followed by Oklahoma with $59.6B and California and $38.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

80.4% of the population of Arlington, TX has health coverage, with 46.4% on employee plans, 14.9% on Medicaid, 7.33% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 1.43% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Arlington, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Arlington, TX see 1758 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.114% increase from the previous year (1756 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1739 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1000 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,758 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Tarrant County, TX see an average of 1,758 patients per year. This represents a 0.114% increase from the previous year (1,756 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tarrant County, TX in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

19.6%

Uninsured

46.4%

Employer Coverage

14.9%

Medicaid

7.33%

Medicare

10.4%

Non-Group

1.43%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Arlington, TX grew by 13.5% from 17.2% to 19.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Arlington, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Arlington, TX is home to a population of 398k people, from which 89.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 20.6% of Arlington, TX residents were born outside of the country (81.5k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Arlington, TX is composed of 153k White Alone residents (38.5%), 112k Hispanic or Latino residents (28.3%), 91.3k Black or African American Alone residents (22.9%), 27.1k Asian Alone residents (6.81%), 11.4k Two or More Races residents (2.86%), 1.28k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.321%), 1.13k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.283%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Arlington, TX was 33.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Arlington, TX are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Arlington, TX residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

20.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

81.5k people

19.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

77.8k people

As of 2017, 20.6% of Arlington, TX residents (81.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Arlington, TX was 19.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,516,437 ± 37,200 people

  2. India

    285,714 ± 13,058 people

  3. El Salvador

    228,916 ± 11,700 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,516,437 Texas residents, followed by India with 285,714 and El Salvador with 228,916.

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Citizenship

89.5%

2018 Citizenship

86%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 89.5% of Arlington, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Arlington, TX was 86%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    153k ± 8.62k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    112k ± 11.7k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    91.3k ± 8.89k

In 2018, there were 1.36 times more White Alone residents (153k people) in Arlington, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 112k Hispanic or Latino and 91.3k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Arlington, TX as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    6,447 ± 1,193

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,492 ± 894

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,652 ± 1,105

Arlington, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Arlington, TX awarded 13,905 degrees. The student population of Arlington, TX is skewed towards women, with 18,144 male students and 30,018 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Arlington, TX are White (5,272 and 44.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,712 and 23%), Black or African American (2,019 and 17.1%), and Asian (1,119 and 9.49%).

The largest universities in Arlington, TX by number of degrees awarded are The University of Texas at Arlington (12,789 and 92%), Brightwood College-Arlington (217 and 1.56%), and Altierus Career College-Arlington (201 and 1.45%).

The most popular majors in Arlington, TX are Registered Nursing (3,563 and 25.6%), Social Work (726 and 5.22%), and General Business Administration & Management (612 and 4.4%).

The median tuition costs in Arlington, TX are $12,150 for private four year colleges, and $7,542 and $22,742 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 3,563 degrees awarded

  2. 456 degrees awarded

  3. 313 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Arlington, TX was Registered Nursing with 3,563 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Arlington, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 12,789 degrees awarded

  2. 217 degrees awarded

  3. 201 degrees awarded

$7,542

Median In-State Public

$12,150

Median Private

In 2017, the Arlington, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Texas at Arlington with 12,789 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,028

Degrees Awarded to Men

8,877

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 5,028 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Arlington, TX, which is 0.566 times less than the 8,877 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Arlington, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,272 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,712 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    2,019 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Arlington, TX were to White students. These 5,272 degrees mean that there were 1.94 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,712 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Arlington, TX was $188,800 in 2018, which is 0.822 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $167,800 to $188,800, a 12.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Arlington, TX is 54.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Arlington, TX have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Arlington, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$188,800

2018 Median

± $3,822

$167,800

2017 Median

± $4,007

In 2018, the median property value in Arlington, TX grew to to $188,800 from the previous year's value of $167,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Arlington, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Arlington, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$63,091

Median Household Income

± $2,988

136k

Number of Households

± 6,528

In 2018, the median household income of the 136k households in Arlington, TX grew to $63,091 from the previous year's value of $57,083.

The following chart displays the households in Arlington, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Arlington, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Arlington, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

54.6%

2018 Homeownership

55.6%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 54.6% of the housing units in Arlington, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 55.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Arlington, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Arlington, TX have a longer commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.92% of the workforce in Arlington, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.2%

  2. Carpooled

    10.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.3%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Arlington, TX was Drove Alone (82.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.7%) and those who Worked At Home (4.3%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Arlington, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Arlington, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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