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Arlington City Guide


European settlement in the Arlington area dates back at least to the 1840s. Arlington grew as a cotton-ginning and farming center, and incorporated on April 21, 1884. 


Arlington has a total area of 99.7 square miles

Population: 398,854

Households: 134,984


Persons under 18 years: 26.0%

Persons aged 19-64: 63.8%

Persons 65 years and over: 10.2%

Median Age: 33.3

Median Household Income: $58,502

Public Schools

The Arlington ISD has a population of more than 61,000 students in 78 schools. 


Major employers in Arlington are: University of Texas at Arlington, General Motors Co., Texas Health Resources, Six Flags Over Texas, D.R. Horton, GM Financial, City of Arlington, J.P. Morgan Chase, and the Texas Rangers.


Whether you like live music or long hikes outdoors, there’s something for every budget. With art institutions like the Arlington Museum of Art (AMA) and The Gallery at UT Arlington, and music venues like Arlington Music Hall and Symphony Arlington, you won’t find a shortage of arts, cultural events, and exhibits to enjoy. Music fans can gather up the whole family for free concerts under the stars at the outdoor Levitt Pavilion Arlington. Art lovers will enjoy the art installments all along the public Entertainment District Art Trail. See dozens of stunning sculptures just steps away from AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Field. Families enjoy visiting theme parks such as Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor. Sports fans can catch professional games at AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Field. Arlington is the entertainment capital of DFW!