Arlington County Profile

Did You Know ...


  • Arlington’s current population is 216,700 and is projected to reach more than 283,000 by 2040.Cover image of the 2015 Profile
  • 71.7 percent of Arlington adults have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Arlington employs an estimated 221,700 people.
  • Pentagon and Pentagon City Metro stations have the most rider activity in Arlington.

The Arlington County Profile provides statistical information including demographics, development, employment, transportation and community resources. This report is produced annually. For more information about Arlington's history, amenities and highlights, see Arlington Fast Facts.

Supplemental Fact Sheets

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Demographics research uses census results and other resources for tracking population characteristics, including race, ethnicity, language, income, education, employment and age of residents, as well as community trends, total housing units and occupancy.

View demographics data.


Development reports highlight activity and trends, construction starts, completions, new project approvals and demolitions for both commercial and residential structures.

Learn more about development data.

Economic Indicators

Arlington Economic Development releases economic indicators monthly and a development update quarterly. It also publishes reports and white papers on County planning, retail, sustainability, employment and industry sectors, public-private partnerships, and travel and tourism.

View economic indicators.

Geographic Information System (GIS)

The GIS Mapping Center provides a variety of maps and interactive tools for analyzing and and displaying geographic data. Types of maps include civic associations, streets, zoning, lights, real estate, parks, transit, parking and other topics.

View GIS data.


The Mobility Lab is a “think tank” that provides transportation research for the region's transportation demand management (TDM) partners like Arlington Transportation Partners, BikeArlington, WalkArlington, Capital Bikeshare, goDCgo, The Commuter Stores and many others. Transportation statistics back up the case for how and why TDM improves communities.

Learn more about transportation research.