Arlington, Virginia

Arlington: A county in Virginia. It is located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Arlington is known for its many military bases, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon.

About

Arlington is a city located in the county of Arlington in the U.S. state of Virginia. Its population at the 2010 census was 209,311. After 5 years in 2015 city had an estimated population of 229,164 inhabitants.

The city was created 223 years ago in 1801.

Arlington is a county and independent city in Virginia located directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. With over 230,000 residents, it is the sixth largest city in Virginia.

History and Origins

Arlington originated from territory that was formerly part of Alexandria County and ceded back to Virginia in 1847. It grew as a streetcar suburb.

Key historical facts:

  • Originally part of Washington, D.C. before being retroceded to Virginia in 1847
  • Served as an army outpost during the Civil War
  • Developed streetcar suburbs in the late 19th century
  • Saw major office and residential growth after WWII

Economy and Major Industries

Arlington has a strong service economy focused on government, technology, hospitality, retail, and consulting. Major employers include:

  • U.S. Department of Defense at the Pentagon
  • Amazon Web Services and corporate offices
  • Numerous federal government agencies
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Attractions and Things to Do

Popular attractions include:

  • Arlington National Cemetery and war memorials
  • Iwo Jima Memorial statue
  • National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
  • Parks like Theodore Roosevelt Island
  • Fun dining, bars, and nightlife in Clarendon/Wilson Boulevard

Arlington provides heritage, memorials, offices, and amenities next to Washington D.C.

Arlington locator map
Location of Arlington on Virginia map.

Quick Facts about Arlington

Population : 229,164 (2015)
Country : United States of America
State : Virginia (United States)
County : Arlington County
Twitter username : arlingtonva
Postal code : 22201–22246
Phone Area Codes : 703, 571
Water as percent of area : 0.36%
Land as percent of area : 99.64%
Named for : Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington
Altitude : 860 feet / 262, 80 meters
Capital : Arlington
Establishment : February 02, 1801 (223 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−04:00, Eastern Time Zone, UTC−05:00
Local time : 10:19:23 (3rd March 2024)
Population growth : 8.66% (2010-2015)
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Half Mast at Courthouse
Half Mast at Courthouse image

Geography

Arlington is located at 38°52'52"N 77°6'15"W (38.8810100, -77.1042800). It has 5 neighbors: District of Columbia, Montgomery County, Alexandria, Fairfax County and Falls Church.

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Arlington has 5 neighbours.

  • District of Columbia capital city of the United States
  • Montgomery County county in Maryland, United States
  • Alexandria A city in Virginia. It is located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Alexandria is known for its many historic buildings, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Torpedo Factory Art Center and the Alexandria Museum of Art.
  • Fairfax County county in Virginia, United States
  • Falls Church independent city in Virginia, United States

Demographics

The population of Arlington increased by 8.66% in 5 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 209,311 - estimation process
2011 207,627 -0.81% 2010-04-01T00:00:00Z
2012 221,275 6.17% estimation process
2013 224,906 1.61% estimation process
2015 229,164 1.86% demographic balance

Arlington zip code is 22201. County name: Arlington, County fips: 51013

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Best Things to Do in Arlington

1 US Marine Corps War Memorial

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US Marine Corps War Memorial

2 Arlington National Cemetery

Rating: 4.8 (2378)

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Arlington National Cemetery

3 Air Force Memorial

Rating: 4.8 (2036)

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Air Force Memorial

4 Long Bridge Park

Rating: 4.6 (1411)

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Long Bridge Park

5 National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial

Rating: 4.7 (1103)

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National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial

Where ot Eat in Arlington

1 Ted's Montana Grill

Rating: 4.3 (1349)

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Ted's Montana Grill

2 Ruth's Chris Steak House

Rating: 4.5 (1042)

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3 CAVA

Rating: 3.9 (222)

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4 Five Guys

Rating: 4.4 (129)

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Where to Stay in Arlington

1 Hyatt Regency Crystal City At Reagan National Airport

Rating: 4.3 (2610)

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Hyatt Regency Crystal City At Reagan National Airport

2 Crystal Gateway Marriott

Rating: 4.4 (2429)

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3 Key Bridge Marriott

Rating: 3.9 (1926)

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Key Bridge Marriott

4 Hyatt Centric Arlington

Rating: 4.3 (1280)

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5 The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

Rating: 4.5 (1184)

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The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

Other Places in Arlington

1 Arlington Convention and Visitors Service

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People born in Arlington (115)

People born in Arlington, including philanthropist Bob Wallace, television and online journalist, presenter, producer, and author Katie Couric, musician Rachael Yamagata, .

List

  • Stan Winston (american television and film special make-up creator) he was born in 07/04/1946
  • Adam Curry (broadcasting and Internet personality) he was born in 03/09/1964
  • David M. Brown (American astronaut) he was born in 16/04/1956
  • Asher Monroe (American dancer and actor) he was born in 18/09/1988
  • Bill Potts (American musician) he was born in 03/04/1928
  • Kate Fleming (American actress, artist, singer, audio book narrator and producer) she was born in 06/10/1965
  • Terrence Jennings (American taekwondo practitioner) he was born in 28/07/1986
  • Tom Dolan (American swimmer) he was born in 15/09/1975
  • Will Yun Lee (American actor) he was born in 22/03/1971
  • Mark Linkous (American musician) he was born in 09/09/1962
  • John Franklyn Mars (American businessman) he was born in 15/10/1935
  • Nidal Malik Hasan (Jordanian-American army officer; convict) he was born in 08/09/1970
  • Frank Havens (Canoe racer) he was born in 01/08/1924
  • Richard Chartier (American artist) he was born in 29/03/1971
  • John Lipscomb (American bishop) he was born in 25/07/1950
  • Susie Bright (American writer and feminist) she was born in 25/03/1958
  • Zac Hanson (American musician) he was born in 22/10/1985
  • G. D. Falksen (American writer) he was born in 31/07/1982

Schools in Arlington

College & universities near Arlington, VA

Code Name City ZIP
233684 Strayer University-Virginia Arlington (VA) 22201
232706 Marymount University Arlington (VA) 22207-4299
437097 University of Management and Technology Arlington (VA) 22209-1609
131496 Georgetown University Washington (DC) 20057-0001
131469 George Washington University Washington (DC) 20052

Stations (22)

Amtrak & bus stations near Arlington, VA

Code Name Address Type
WAS Washington Union Station 50 Massachusetts Ave NE RAIL
ALX Union Station 110 Callahan Drive RAIL
BCV Burke Centre 10399 Premier Court RAIL
LOR Lorton station 8006 Lorton Road RAIL
NCR New Carrollton station 4300 Garden City Drive RAIL

Post offices near Arlington

Post Office Name City ZIP
Arlington Post Office Arlington (VA) 22201
Buckingham Post Office Arlington (VA) 22203
Buckingham Carrier Annex Post Office Arlington (VA) 22201
Rosslyn Carrier Annex Post Office Arlington (VA) 22201
Court House Arlington Post Office Arlington (VA) 22201

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Distance to Other Cities

Arlington distances to largest Virginia cities