Race and Ethnicity Dashboard



(Dashboard works best in Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers)

The Race and Ethnicity Dashboard utilizes 2020 American Community Survey Estimates to provide a transparent means of comparing key demographic variables of Arlington’s population by race and ethnicity.  This data presented assists with understanding who we are as a County, how we are progressing, and where and how we need to focus our efforts with respect to achieving our vision, mission and goals around racial equity.

This dashboard was designed to display individual snapshots of Arlington’s White, Black or African American, Asian, Other (all other races and multi-racial), and Hispanic or Latino Origin populations, while also providing:

  • Context to understand disparities and differences in people’s lived experience in Arlington
  • A baseline from which to measure racial equity — closing the gaps so that race does not predict one’s success in any area of life
  • A resource/tool that can be applied as an equity lens when making decisions and considering policies, procedures, programs using the five questions:
  1. Who benefits?
  2. Who is burdened?
  3. Who is missing?
  4. How do we know?
  5. What do we do?

Introducing Arlington’s Race and Ethnicity Dashboard

Learn more about how the dashboard fits into Realizing Arlington’s Commitment to Equity.

Companion Documents



The American Community Survey is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau on an annual basis to a sample of the population.  This current dashboard displays the 2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates and will be updated annually after the U.S. Census Bureau releases data every December.  The race categories utilized in this dashboard are those defined by the U.S. Census Bureau: White, Black or African American, Asian, Other, and Hispanic or Latino Origin (of any Race).  For data reliability purposes, the “Other” includes American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Other, and Two or More Races (multi-racial).  Those of Hispanic or Latino Origin are of any race.