2010 Census Results

Results from the 2010 Census help to illustrate a decade of change in Arlington, including population increase, race, ethnicity and age of residents, and total housing units and occupancy. Some of the key changes, drawn from the U.S. Census Bureau Redistricting Data Summary File, are included here.

Census Highlights

  • Census document imageArlington’s population reached 207,627 residents.
  • Those ages 25 to 29 increased by 30.5 percent.
  • The number of households continued to increase as the average household size dropped to 2.09 persons.
  • Learn more in the 2010 Census Highlights Report

Results by Neighborhood

The census defines population further by race and ethnicity. The following documents provide a more detailed look at percentage of increase in specific Arlington neighborhoods.


Race and Ethnicity Maps

Age Maps

Housing Unit and Occupancy Maps

2010 Census Outreach Efforts

Arlington’s census outreach campaign successfully increased both the total number of households participating in the census and participation rates in hard-to-count communities. “Arlington, Let’s Get Counted!” was used as a regional model by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The census staff report explores the social and face-to-face components of the campaign, as well as outreach efforts of the Complete Count Committee and County staff. The video slideshow documents census outreach activities including a housing fair, canvassing the Buckingham neighborhood, the St. Patrick’s Day parade, and “Arlington Counts!” — an employment and services showcase held at Ballston mall.