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Arlington County, Virginia

2100 Clarendon Blvd Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 228-3130
Fax: (703) 228-7430
www.co.arlington.va.us

On the northeastern border of VA, west of Washington, D.C. Established 1801 as Alexandria County of the Dist. of Columbia; in 1846 county was returned to VA; renamed March 16, 1920. Arlington functions politically as a county in VA. Name Origin: For the home of George Washington Parke Custis (1781-1857), grandson of Martha Washington (1732-1802), named for the 1st Earl of Arlington, Henry Bennet (1618-85) who shared Charles II's (1630-85) grant of the colony of VA. It was later the home of Gen. Robert E. Lee (1807-70)

Area (sq mi):: 25.96 (land 25.87; water 0.09) Population per square mile: 7575.00
Population 2005: 195,965 State rank: 9 Population change: 2000-20005 3.40%; 1990-2000 10.80% Population 2000: 189,453 (White 60.40%; Black or African American 9.30%; Hispanic or Latino 18.60%; Asian 8.60%; Other 13.00%). Foreign born: 27.80%. Median age: 34.00
Income 2000: per capita $37,706; median household $63,001; Population below poverty level: 7.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $49,555-$56,888
Unemployment (2004): 2.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 27.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 70.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Arlington County seat (186,117)

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