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Overview

Introduction to Arlington

Arlington, Texas has a population of 365,000 and is located near the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex, which boasts a workforce of 2 million people. It is home to the University of Texas at Arlington, a 30,000-student school with a prestigious engineering college. Major corporations like General Motors and National Semicoductor Wafer Plant call Arlington home, and its independent school district provides students with outstanding education. Named after Robert E. Lee’s home, Arlington is known as the entertainment capital of Texas because of its Six Flags Over Texas amusement park and Hurricane Harbor Water Park. Its 82 parks, including the 1,300 acre River Legacy, and convenient access to Dallas-Ft. Worth make it a world class city.

Arlington Culture

Arlington has a wide range of cultural amenities, and it is within the larger metropolitan Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Well known symphonies and ballets are common in the city. The city has many fine museums, such as the Arlington Museum of Art, the Fielder House, the Center for Research and Contemporary Art, and UTA Special Collections. The music and theater scene thrives with such organizations as Theater Arlington, the Arlington Community Band, Creative Arts Theater and School Tour, and UTA Concert Series.

Arlington Sports and Leisure

The Texas Rangers have called Arlington home for eleven seasons. The $650 million Dallas Cowboys Stadium opened in 2009, making Arlington a satisfying place for major league sports fans to live. For amateur athletes and sports fans, Arlington has a wide range of quality sports facilities. For example, the Elzie Odom Recreation Center offers spaces for basketball, fencing, gymnastics, in-line hockey, martial arts, volleyball, rock climbing, wrestling, weightlifting, indoor soccer, and skating. And the Harold Patterson Sports Center offers 12 youth baseball fields, 6 lighted youth football fields, 23 soccer fields, and four adult softball fields.

Arlington Outdoors

For the outdoor enthusiast, Arlington has 82 public parks inside the city. The largest is River Legacy Parks, which includes 1,300 acres on the Trinity River right in the middle of Arlington. Eight miles of paved trails give hikers and bikers plenty of room to roam, and the abundant wildlife will thrill botanists and birders alike. The park also includes picnic areas, a meditation area, river outlooks, multipurpose areas, water fountains, restrooms, and a playground. The city has a goal in place to create a connected chain of parks along the Trinity River from Dallas all the way to Fort Worth. Lake Arlington is another exciting outdoor attraction in the area. This 2,275 acre lake gives visitors the chance to enjoy activities such as fishing, sailing, water skiing, biking, skating, picnics, and community events.

Arlington at Night

The nightlife in Arlington is quite varied, and can offer something for everyone. From theater to ballet to music to dining, activities abound. The Cowboys Dancehall has a 3,500-square-foot dance floor and features live country music from today’s stars like Alabama, Lonestar, the Bellemay Brothers, Willie Nelson, and others. Humperdinks Bar and Brill Featuring Big Horn Brewery is a family restaurant and well known micro brewery with 30 TVs and live karaoke. The new Arlington nightclub Moose & Vinny’s brings a taste of Dallas nightlife to the city with live bands four nights a week. And Xtra Innings Sports Bar is a high energy venue with video games, billiards, shuffleboard, and sports fans from around the world.

People

Total Population 379,716
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 9.1%
Employed Population 16+ 184,537
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 46.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.3%
Median Earnings25+ $35,433
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,197
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,392

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,731
% Above Poverty Level 82.5%
% Below Poverty Level 17.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.7%
Median Gross Rent $872
Median House Value $132,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 57.6%
US/American 0%
English 5.8%
Irish 7.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Arlington Almanac

Category Value
County Tarrant
Standard Zip Codes 76001, 76002, 76006, 76010, 76011, 76012, 76013, 76014, 76015, 76016, 76017, 76018
P.O. Box Zip Codes 76003, 76004, 76005, 76007, 76094, 76096
Company Zip Codes 76019
Phone Area Codes 817
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.735
Longitude -97.107

Arlington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DALLAS-FT WORTH INTL AP
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 54 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 75 to 95 F
Oct Temp 56 to 78 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station DALLAS LOVE AP
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 55 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 77 to 96 F
Oct Temp 58 to 79 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Station BENBROOK DAM
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 97 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 34 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bedford 48,559 $80,268
Euless 53,220 $65,802
Grand Prairie 183,500 $63,276
Hurst 38,458 $67,745

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Arlington Public Libraries

Library
Arlington Public Library System
101 E ABRAM ST
Arlington, Texas
(817) 459-6900
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Arlington Hospitals

ARLINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
800 W RANDOL MILL RD
(817) 548-6100
Emergency Service: Yes

MEDICAL CENTER OF ARLINGTON
(Proprietary)
3301 MATLOCK ROAD
(817) 465-3241
Emergency Service: Yes

USMD HOSPITAL AT ARLINGTON L P
(Proprietary)
801 W INTERSTATE 20
(817) 472-3400
Emergency Service: Yes

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Arlington High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

MARTIN H S
4501 W PLEASANT RDG RD
817-561-8600
Serves 3,427 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL
1071 W TURNER WARNELL
817-473-5660
Serves 3,281 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

SAM HOUSTON H S
2000 SAM HOUSTON DR
817-459-8200
Serves 2,956 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

LAMAR H S
1400 LAMAR BLVD
817-459-8300
Serves 2,948 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

ARLINGTON H S
818 W PARK ROW
817-459-8100
Serves 2,696 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

BOWIE H S
2101 HIGHBANK DR
817-472-4400
Serves 2,549 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

SEGUIN H S
7001 SILO
817-375-6700
Serves 1,581 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

METRO CHARTER ACADEMY
500 HOUSTON ST
817-226-1261
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 356 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

NEWCOMER CENTER
701 E ARBROOK BLVD
817-419-1220
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 338 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

VENTURE ALTER H S
4900 W ARKANSAS LN
817-492-6400
A Non-traditional School
Serves 319 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.3

TURNING POINT ALTER H S
5618 W ARKANSAS LN
817-492-3000
A Non-traditional School
Serves 153 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.5

JEAN MASSIEU ACADEMY
1506 W PIONEER PKWY
817-460-0396
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 149 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.8

HOMEBOUND
701 E ARBROOK
817-419-1285
Serves 17 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.8

TARRANT CO J J A E P
1203 W PIONEER PKWY
817-332-1977
A Non-traditional School
Serves 14 students.

SPECIAL ED SERV
1204 W ARKANSAS LN
817-459-7690

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