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Relocating to Arlington VA?
Nominated in 2010 by Parenting.com as the “Best Cities for Families”, it doesn’t take long to see why.
Arlington County is a county in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is commonly referred to simply as “Arlington”, and is the second-largest principal city of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. In 2013, the county’s population was estimated to be 227,146, making it the fourth-largest Virginian city if it were incorporated as such.
Washington D.C. is a common commute, and according to a 2007 U.S. Census estimate, the median income for a household in the county was $94,876, and the median income for a family was $127,179. Males had a median income of $51,011 versus $41,552 for females. The per capita income for the county was $37,706. About 5.00% of families and 7.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.10% of those under age 18 and 7.00% of those age 65 or over.
Arlington has consistently had the lowest unemployment rate of any jurisdiction in Virginia. The unemployment rate in Arlington was 4.2% in August 2009. 60% of office space in the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor is leased to government agencies and government contractors. There were an estimated 205,300 jobs in the county in 2008. About 28.7% of these were with the federal, state or local government; 19.1% technical and professional; 28.9% accommodation, food and other services.
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