Arlington, WA

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Population

18,884

0.72% growth

Median Age

38.1


Median Household Income

$70,790

6.27% growth

Poverty Rate

10.1%


Number of Employees

8,991

2.45% growth

Median Property Value

$268,200

9.92% growth

About

In 2017, Arlington, WA had a population of 18.9k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $70,790. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Arlington, WA grew from 18,749 to 18,884, a 0.72% increase and its median household income grew from $66,615 to $70,790, a 6.27% increase.

The population of Arlington, WA is 82.3% White Alone, 8.74% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.24% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Arlington, WA speak a non-English language, and 96.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Arlington, WA is $268,200, and the homeownership rate is 63.9%. Most people in Arlington, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Arlington, WA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Arlington, WA employs 8.99k people. The largest industries in Arlington, WA are Manufacturing (1,473 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,200 people), and Retail Trade (1,154 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,719), Manufacturing ($69,946), and Public Administration ($65,865).

Median household income in Arlington, WA is $70,790. Males in Arlington, WA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,882. The income inequality in Arlington, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$70,790

2017 value

± $5,641

6.27%

1 Year Growth

± 10.2%

Households in Arlington, WA have a median annual income of $70,790, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $66,615 in 2016, which represents a 6.27% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$73,040

Average Male Salary

± $1,385

$53,882

Average Female Salary

± $1,130

In 2017, full-time male employees in Washington made 1.36 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

    $65,555 ± $3,156

  2. White

    $57,225 ± $943

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,049 ± $3,328

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Washington workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 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, WA is from Washington.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Washington was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.104% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Washington 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 527.01

  2. Census Tract 535.07

  3. Census Tract 535.08

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Arlington, WA was Census Tract 527.01 with a value of $98,289, followed by Census Tract 535.07 and Census Tract 535.08, with respective values of $97,500 and $78,375.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Arlington, WA (1.89k out of 18.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 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

    1,518 ± 302

  2. Hispanic

    222 ± 139

  3. Other

    207 ± 139

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

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

8.99k

2017 Value

± 686

2.45%

1 Year growth

± 10.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Arlington, WA grew at a rate of 2.45%, from 8.78k employees to 8.99k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Arlington, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,073 people), Sales & Related Occupations (957 people), and Management Occupations (949 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Arlington, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Arlington, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,073 people), Sales & Related Occupations (957 people), and Management Occupations (949 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Arlington, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.97 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.85 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Arlington, WA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($84,631), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($84,306), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($84,176).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.99k

2017 Value

± 686

2.45%

1 Year growth

± 10.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Arlington, WA grew at a rate of 2.45%, from 8.78k employees to 8.99k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Arlington, WA, are Manufacturing (1,473 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,200 people), and Retail Trade (1,154 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Arlington, WA, though some of these residents may live in Arlington, WA 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, WA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,473 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,200 people), and Retail Trade (1,154 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Arlington, WA has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.8 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.62 times), and Construction (1.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Arlington, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($86,719), Manufacturing ($69,946), and Public Administration ($65,865).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $38.6B

  2. $37.2B

  3. $28.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $38.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($37.2B) and Gasoline ($28.3B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$296B

2015 Value

$444B

Projected 2045 Value

50.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Washington trade was $296B. This is expected to increase 50.1% to $444B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington 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 Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.3B

  2. $14.2B

  3. $9.45B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $26.3B, followed by California with $14.2B and Tennessee and $9.45B.

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

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Health

92.8% of the population of Arlington, WA has health coverage, with 53% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 9.52% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 3.39% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Arlington, WA was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Arlington, WA see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1192 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1254 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14%). Additionally, Adams County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1,192 patients).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,913

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,328

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,851

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,997

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

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

7.24%

Uninsured

53%

Employer Coverage

12.5%

Medicaid

9.52%

Medicare

14.4%

Non-Group

3.39%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Arlington, WA declined by 20.2% from 9.07% to 7.24%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Arlington, WA 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% prevalence

  2. 13.6% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14%.

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

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Diversity

Arlington, WA is home to a population of 18.9k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Arlington, WA residents were born outside of the country (1.29k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Arlington, WA is composed of 15.5k White Alone residents (82.3%), 1.65k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.74%), 612 Two or More Races residents (3.24%), 449 Asian Alone residents (2.38%), 319 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.69%), 277 Black or African American Alone residents (1.47%), 33 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.175%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Arlington, WA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Arlington, WA was 38.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Arlington, WA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Arlington, WA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    1.29k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Arlington, WA residents (1.29k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Arlington, WA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    237,445 ± 11,764 people

  2. Philippines

    67,799 ± 6,362 people

  3. India

    67,429 ± 6,345 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Washington residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

96.6%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.6% of Arlington, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Arlington, WA was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    15.5k ± 632

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.65k ± 507

  3. Two or More Races

    612 ± 262

In 2017, there were 9.42 times more White Alone residents (15.5k people) in Arlington, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.65k Hispanic or Latino and 612 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Arlington, WA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Arlington, WA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Arlington, WA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    402 ± 155

  2. Vietnam

    394 ± 125

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    387 ± 161

Arlington, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Arlington, WA was $268,200 in 2017, which is 1.23 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $244,000 to $268,200, a 9.92% increase. The homeownership rate in Arlington, WA is 63.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Arlington, WA have an average commute time of 28.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Arlington, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$70,790

Median Household Income

± $5,641

7.17k

Number of Households

± 576

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.17k households in Arlington, WA grew to $70,790 from the previous year's value of $66,615.

The following chart displays the households in Arlington, WA 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$268,200

2017 Median

± $10,745

$244,000

2016 Median

± $8,773

In 2017, the median property value in Arlington, WA grew to to $268,200 from the previous year's value of $244,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Arlington, WA 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, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Arlington, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Arlington, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

63.9%

2017 Homeownership

65.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.9% of the housing units in Arlington, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.3%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

28.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Arlington, WA have a longer commute time (28.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.38% of the workforce in Arlington, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.9%

  2. Carpooled

    9.83%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.22%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Arlington, WA was Drove Alone (83.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.83%) and those who Worked At Home (4.22%).

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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