Arlington 1920-2020

A peek at the Census - Celebrating Arlington Then and Now

WATCH: A virtual discussion with County Manager Mark Schwartz about the last century of Arlington history through the 1920 Census. Read "What the 1920 Census Tells Us About Arlington 100 Years Ago & Today

1920 - 2020 Data Details

Who lived in Arlington in 1920… and what is different today?

Take a look at the data:

Story Map: Journey to 1920

Arlington County in the 1920s was quite different than it is today. Rural farms and dairies dotted the County, along with small commercial areas in Clarendon and Rosslyn. Learn more about Arlington’s history.

Handwritten census list

Handwritten Census list

Story Map Boundaries

Story Map Boundaries