Arlington, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Arlington, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Arlington had a population of 13,594 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Arlington: Haysville, Withe Depot.

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Arlington, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,594
Daytime Population: Workers 2,987
Daytime Population: Residents 6,559
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,546
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 13,544
Population in Familes 12,626
Population in Group Qrtrs 50
Population Density2 590
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $100,669
Average Household Income $110,247
Per Capita Income $34,066


Total Housing Units 4,243 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,709 (87.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 425 (10.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 ( 2.6%)
Median Home Value $251,510
Average Home Value $265,889


Total Households 4,134
Average Household Size 3.28
Family Households 3,554
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.31% 1.48%
Households 2.0% 1.43%
Families 1.78% 1.39%
Median Household Income   0.55%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

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, 2017 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 # 43 90th
Population Density # 182 58th
Diversity Index # 70 84th
Median Household Income # 12 97th
Per Capita Income # 24 95th

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