Profile for Arlington, Texas, TX
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Arlington is a city in Tarrant County, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.
The community was named in honor of Robert E. Lee's hometown in Virginia.
The latitude of Arlington is 32.735N. The longitude is -97.107W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 604 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 355,007.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Arlington demographic reports
Arlington is on the Trinity River.
Former and merged names include:
· Bird's Fort
· Johnson Station
Arlington is the biggest city in the country with no fixed-route public transit.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1,863. The number of murders and homicides was 9. The violent crime rate was 5.2 per 1,000 people.
No. 5 on the "Best Cities for Women" list (big cities), Ladies' Home Journal, 2002
Filming location for:
· 2002 movie, "The Rookie"
Well-known residents have included:
· Lou Diamond Phillips, actor
· Ben Grieve, baseball player
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- Best of Texas Festival - Sept. 1-16, 2007
- Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games - June 1-3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Arlington web sites and events links in the sections below.
Arlington attractions: Six Flags Over Texas
Sports teams: Texas Rangers (AL)
Historic sites and museums: Antique Sewing Machine Museum, Arlington Museum of Art, Fielder Museum, Legends of the Game Baseball Museum
Colleges and universities:
University of Texas at Arlington
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 95
...Arlington, not so much a city as an area of confusion that manages to combine the worst features of Dallas (just to the east) and Fort Worth (just to the west).
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Ancestry & family history
12% of Arlington residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $22,445, compared with $21,587 nationally.
30% of Arlington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Arlington festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games - J
- Best of Texas Festival - S
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Arlington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $550. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,091.
Libraries in Arlington include Arlington Public Library System, East Arlington Branch Library, Northeast Branch Library, Southwest Branch Library, Woodland West Branch Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Arlington include KPXD.
Tarrant County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Arlington political report.
The average commute time for Arlington workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 70 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 2.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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