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Arlington is in Arlington County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the home of Robert E. Lee

The latitude of Arlington is 38.890N. The longitude is -77.084W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 233 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 187,873.


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Median household income
Local
$63,001
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Arlington demographic reports
Arlington is on the Potomac River
Ceded to the federal government in 1789 as part of the District of Columbia; the land was returned to Virginia in 1846
Public transportation: Arlington Transit - Arlington County (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Ranked No. 1 among best U.S. walking cities by the American Podiatric Medical Association, March 2005
In a 2006 study, AllBusiness named Washington - Arlington - Alexandria as the No. 7 best metro for women entrepreneurs.

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Filming location for:
· 2002 movie, "Minority Report"
Well-known residents have included:
· Katie Couric, co-host on the "Today Show"
· Sandra Bullock, actress
· Tom Dolan, Olympic medallist
Local bands (past and present) have included Seldom Scene
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Greenberry's Coffee & Tea, Caribou Coffee, Starbucks
Performing arts: Arlington Symphony
Nearby parks & recreation: Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
Historic sites and museums: Arlington National Cemetery, Newseum, Marine Corps Memorial, Pentagon
Colleges and universities: Marymount University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 225

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Arlington demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Arlington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Washington area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 22202 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Arlington residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Arlington ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Arlington was $37,706, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

60% of Arlington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Arlington include Fort Myer Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Arlington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $871.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,711.


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Libraries

Libraries in Arlington include Aurora Hills Branch Library, Central Library/Arlington County Public, Cherrydale Branch Library, Columbia Pike Branch Library, Glencarlyn Branch Library, Government Reference, National Genealogical Society Library, Shirlington Branch Library, Westover Branch Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Arlington County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Arlington political report.

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Restaurants

Arlington restaurants taking online reservations include bin1700 - Marriott Crystal Gateway, Extra Virgin, La Tasca - Arlington, Mezza 9, Morton's, the Steakhouse - Arlington, Pinzimini at the Westin Arlington Gateway, restaurant mez - Marriott Crystal Gateway, Ruth's Chris Steak House - Arlington, Sette Bello, Tallula ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Arlington workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Arlington between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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