Race and Ethnicity Dashboard


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Introducing Arlington’s Race and Ethnicity Dashboard

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

The Race and Ethnicity Dashboard utilizes 2022 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, Multiracial and Combine Populations (people who identify as American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Other, or Two or more races), 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?

2022 Dashboard Stats:

  • Arlington’s per capita income (income computed for every man, woman, and child) is $85,221 in 2022 inflation adjusted dollars. The per capita income of the White population is just over $100,000 and is almost double that of Black or African American residents, Multiracial and Combine Populations, and residents of Hispanic or Latino Origin. Arlington’s Asian residents’ per capita income is 78% of the White population's.
  • Arlington is home to 110,887 households, of which 36% have incomes less than $100,000. By race, 58% of Black or African American households have incomes less than $100,000, compared to 56% of Hispanic or Latino households, 51% of Multiracial and Combined Population households, 43% of Asian households, and 30% of White households.
  • 42% of Arlington’s households are occupied by the property owners. This percentage is only higher for White households at 48%. Black or African American households have the lowest owner occupancy rate of 22%.
  • Residents of Hispanic or Latino Origin work at home the least, at just 18% of the population, comparted to 27% of Arlington residents overall.

Companion Documents


The Arlington County Race & Equity team is seeking feedback on the Race and Ethnicity Dashboard, including how it is being used and what additional resources or data may be needed. 

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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 2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates and will be updated annually after the U.S. Census Bureau releases data every December.  U.S. Census Bureau race and ethnic categories (White, Black or African American, Asian, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Two or more races, and Other; those of Hispanic or Latino Origin are of any race) are the basis for the categories in this dashboard.  Multiracial includes those who selected Two or more races. Combined Populations includes those of race categories with populations less than 6% of Arlington's total population.