Our Vision: Arlington will be a diverse and inclusive world-class urban community with secure, attractive residential and commercial neighborhoods where people unite to form a caring, learning, participating, sustainable community in which each person is important.
Arlington is an urban county of about 26 square miles located directly across the Potomac River from Washington DC. Arlington’s central location in the Washington DC metropolitan area, its ease of access by car and public transportation, and its highly skilled labor force have attracted an increasingly varied residential and commercial mix.
2013 Arlington County Profile Details
Click on the links on the right to view PDF versions of pages from the published 2013 Arlington County Profile.
|Arlington Virginia: PROFILE 2013 |
Perfil del Condado de Arlington en Español (PDF)
This report, prepared by Arlington County's Planning Research and Analysis Team (PRAT), contains a wealth of information about Arlington County, including demographics, income and employment statistics, and development and housing data.
Arlington County Profiles from Previous Years (PDF)
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Arlington has focused high-density commercial and residential development around Metrorail stations in the Rosslyn-Ballston and Jefferson Davis Metro Corridors while maintaining lower density residential neighborhoods in the rest of the County. Arlington has more private office space than the downtowns of Los Angeles, Dallas, Denver, Seattle, or Atlanta. As of January 1, 2013:
For more information about Residential and Commercial Development in Arlington County.
Arlington’s 2013 tax base is approximately divided between 49.1% commercial and 50.9% residential properties, enabling the County to maintain a competitive property tax rate in the Washington DC region.
Originally part of the area surveyed for the nation’s capital, the portion on the west bank of the Potomac River was returned to the Commonwealth of Virginia by the U.S. Congress in 1846. This area was known as Alexandria City and Alexandria County until 1920 when the county portion was renamed Arlington County.
Although perhaps best known to visitors as the home of the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington boasts high quality residential neighborhoods.
22,675 Students were enrolled in the Arlington County Public School System as September 2012.
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