Arlington, Oregon

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High Points

Arlington strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Oregon):

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Short Commute Times
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Top 5% trophy Arlington Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
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Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 13% Arlington Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Arlington, Oregon

Comparing Arlington to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Oregon (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Age of the Population 6 7
Senior Citizens 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 7
People Above Poverty 6 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7
College Educated Adults 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Working at Home 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 5 3
Public Transportation Use 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
Housing Recently Built 7 4
People Living Alone 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Affordability of Rents 4 8

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Arlington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 61 miles SW of Kennewick, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles E of Portland, Oregon
County Gilliam
Standard Zip Codes 97812, 97861
Phone Area Codes 541
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.716
Longitude -120.199

Arlington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 62 to 90 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 9 inches
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 36 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 52 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 36 F
Apr Temp 31 to 59 F
Jul Temp 45 to 83 F
Oct Temp 33 to 61 F
Annual Precip 22.8 inches
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Arlington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 524 100%
Male 265 50.6%
Female 259 49.4%
Under 18 139 26.5%
18+ 385 73.5%
65+ 74 14.1%
Median Age 38
Average Family Size 2.96
White 500 95.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 1.7%
Other 9 1.7%
Mixed Race 6 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 3.2%

Estimated Arlington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 490
Growth -34
Growth % -6.5%

Arlington Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 20.1%
US/American 18.8%
German 17.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11%
Irish 8%
Finnish 3.2%
Swedish 2.9%
Scottish 2.9%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
Italian 2.7%
French Canadian 1.9%
Dutch 1.3%
Norwegian 1.1%
Danish 1.1%
Belgian 1.1%
Swiss 0.8%
Russian 0.8%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Palestinian 0.5%
Basque 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Arlington, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Mikkalo (97861)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Arlington 524 $45,875
Ione 321 $43,750

Arlington Public Libraries

Arlington Public Library
500 W. FIRST ST.
Arlington, Oregon
(541) 454-2444

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Arlington High Schools (2004)

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Serves 57 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.4

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