“Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already - you can see it now! I will make a road through the wilderness and give you streams of water there.”
A Portrait of Arlington

We love how vibrant Arlington is. The hard work of its citizens is evident in how the city has so quickly grown from farmlands to booming industry. And that hard work is nicely balanced with the laid-back attitude of the city—evident in people taking time to join sporting events or catch a free live show. It’s no wonder why Arlington is known as “The American Dream City.”

Read on to discover the big picture of the city through its vital statistics. This information can help you understand the people who live and work in the community you love and seek to serve, so you can make strategic, data-informed ministry decisions.


With 396,407 residents, Arlington is the 48th most populated city in the nation.

I’m encouraged when I see Christian leaders like you faithfully ministering to your communities. It reminds me of Isaiah’s proclamation: “the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it” (Isaiah 40:5, GNT).

American Bible Society President Roy Peterson

Median Age Statistic

(32%) of Arlington residents speak a language other than English compared to 21% nationally.

Arlington Wall Art

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average household income in Arlington


Veterans live in Arlington

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