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Arlington, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Arlington had a population of 13,063 as of July 1, 2016. Arlington ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Arlington is located at latitude 35.2525 and longitude -89.6611 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Arlington (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 282 feet.

The Town of Arlington (GNIS ID: 2405168) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Arlington is located within Commissioner District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Shelby County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Arlington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Arlington: Haysville, Withe Depot.

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Arlington, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,063
Population in Households 13,012
Population in Familes 12,129
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density1 567
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 3,982
Average Household Size 3.27
Family Households 3,423
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 4,164 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,555 (85.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 427 (10.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 182 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $247,497
Average Home Value $263,147


Median Household Income $100,000
Average Household Income $106,111
Per Capita Income $32,878
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.04% 1.41%
Households 1.71% 1.3%
Families 1.45% 1.25%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Arlington, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arlington to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 45 90th
Population Density1 # 196 54th
Diversity Index2 # 71 84th
Median Household Income # 12 97th
Per Capita Income # 22 95th

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