The town of Arlington, MA was originally settled in 1635. The town was named after Arlington National Cemetery. It is also known as the birthplace of Uncle Sam, the site of most of the fighting when the British marched through returning from the Old North Bridge at the start of the Revolutionary War, and the location of the first public library for children. It was once a thriving mill town and is now a suburb of Boston with a diverse population.
Arlington MA Town Profile
Arlington is located in eastern Massachusetts and is bordered by six towns: Winchester, Medford, Somerville, Cambridge, Belmont, and Lexington. In 2009, the population was over 42,000 residents. The estimated household income was over $84,000 which was much higher than the Massachusetts average of $64,000. Median home values in Arlington also exceed state averages.
Population in Arlington MA
According to 2009 figures, the population in Arlington was comprised of the following…
- White alone – 34,929 (84.7%)
- Asian alone – 3,290 (8.0%)
- Two or more races – 1,050 (2.5%)
- Black alone – 943 (2.3%)
- Hispanic – 959 (2.3%)
- Other race alone – 61 (0.1%)
- American alone – 12 (0.03%)