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1.71% growth
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0.61% growth
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1.69% growth
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2.17% growth


The economy of Arlington, VA employs 141,305 people. The economy of Arlington, VA is specialized in Public Admin.; Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; and Information, which employ respectively 3.65; 3.58; and 1.38 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Arlington, VA are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (35,447), Public Admin. (24,613), and Educational Services (12,358), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($182,222), Utilities ($91,382), and Finance & Insurance ($86,369).

Median household income in Arlington, VA is $105,763. Males in Arlington, VA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,331. The income inequality of Arlington, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Arlington, VA. In Arlington County, VA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 77 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,469. Petersburg city, VA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Virginia.


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Arlington, VA is home to a population of 223,945 people, from which 87% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Arlington, VA is composed of 141,107 White residents (63%), 34,629 Hispanic residents (15.5%), 22,085 Asian residents (9.9%), 18,584 Black residents (8.3%), and 5,777 Two+ residents (2.58%). The most common foreign languages in Arlington, VA are Spanish (29,482 speakers), African Languages (4,036 speakers), and Chinese (3,528 speakers), but compared to other places, Arlington, VA has a relative high number of African Languages (4,036 speakers), Thai (555 speakers), and Other Indic (2,917 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Arlington, VA awarded 5,186 degrees. The student population of Arlington, VA is skewed towards females, with 2,436 male students and 2,750 female students. Most students in Arlington, VA are White (1,675 and 32.3%), followed by Black or African American (1,582 and 30.5%), Asian (759 and 14.6%), and Hispanic or Latino (446 and 8.6%). The largest universities in Arlington, VA by number of graduates are Strayer University-Virginia (1,875 and 36.2%), Marymount University (1,039 and 20%), and University of Management and Technology (1,037 and 20%). The most popular majors in Arlington, VA are General Business Administration & Management (564 and 10.9%), General Business (514 and 9.9%), and Registered Nursing (259 and 4.99%). The median tuition costs in Arlington, VA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $27,900 and $27,900 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Arlington, VA is $607,700, which is 3.12 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $594,800 to $607,700, a 2.17% increase. The homeownership rate of Arlington, VA is 44.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Arlington, VA have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Arlington, VA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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