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Published: Sunday, May 13, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Census snapshot: Arlington

  • Arlington in Snohomish County, Wash.

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    Arlington in Snohomish County, Wash.

This is one of a series of looks at Snohomish and Island county communities based on data from the U.S. Census of 2010. Historically a timber and railroad town, Arlington is situated 10 miles north of Everett. Incorporated in 1903, it lies at the forks of the Stillaguamish River. The native Salish people camped at the forks as they followed abundant salmon. The current city was originally two towns, one of which was Haller City. Major landmarks include the Arlington Municipal Airport and the historic downtown North Olympic Avenue. Arlington encompasses the northeast part of Smokey Point, a bustling commercial area straddling Arlington, Marysville and I-5. A series of annexations caused Arlington's population to jump 53 percent from 2000 to 2010. About a third of residents live in the Gleneagle development, built primarily from 1987 to 2002.

Arlington population vs. Snohomish County and Washington

 ArlingtonCountyWashington
Population, 201017,926713,3356,724,540
Population change, 2000 to 201053.0%17.7%14.1%
Population, 200011,713606,0245,894,121
Persons under 5 years7.6%6.6%6.5%
Persons under 18 years28.3%24.4%23.5%
Persons 65 years and over11.3%10.3%12.3%
Female persons51.4%50.0%50.2%
White persons85.6%78.4%77.3%
Black persons1.2%2.5%3.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons1.4%1.4%1.5%
Asian persons3.3%8.9%7.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders0.3%0.4%0.6%
Persons reporting two or more races4.2%4.6%4.7%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin9.5%9.0%11.2%
White persons not Hispanic81.1%74.3%72.5%

More about the city of Arlington

At Wikipedia.org: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington,_Washington
At the U.S. Census Bureau website: quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/53/5302585.html
City of Arlington official website: www.arlingtonwa.gov

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