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Arlington

Arlington County has many unincorporated neighborhoods that are recognized as urban villages. There are also many areas designated by local residents as neighborhoods. Among these are:

Ballston

Clarendon, Crystal City

Rosslyn

Shirlington

Virginia Square

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Information & Facts about Arlington County, Virginia

Government:

Arlington County Website
2100 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-228-3000
TTY/TDD: 703-228-4611
Email: inforeferral@arlingtonva.us

Population:

1900 - 6,430
1910 - 10,231
1920 - 16,040
1930 - 26,615
1940 - 57,040
1950 - 135,449
1960 - 163,401
1970 - 174,284
1980 - 152,599
1990 - 170,936
2000 - 189,453

Households: 86,352 (2000)
Families: 39,290 (2000)
Population Density: 7,323 persons per square mile
Housing Units: 90,426

Location:

Arlington is across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. Other nearby communities include Bailey's Crossroads, Seven Corners, Lake Barcroft, Falls Church, Lincolnia, Alexandria, Brookmont and Jefferson.

This is a local map for Arlington.

Neighboring Counties:
north - Fairfax County
south - City of Alexandria
east - Potomac River and Washington, DC
west - City of Falls Church

Climate:

Average winter temperature: 34.2 degrees F.
Average spring temperature: 55.6 degrees F.
Average summer temperature: 78.1 degrees F.
Average fall temperature: 57.7 degrees F.

Annual Precipitation: 43.3 inches
Annual Snowfall: 16.7 inches

Current weather page for the county. This is a page with local weather information

Other Facts & Figures:

Median income:
household:
1996 - $55,510
2000 - $63,001

family:
1996 - $68,885
2000 - $78,877

Per capita income:
2000 - $37,706

Arlington County is the smallest county in the State, and is one of the smallest in the United States.

History:
historical information for the county. Here is another history page for the area.

In 1791, Arlington was first part of the ten square mile tract for the nation's capital, Washington, DC. It was known as Alexandria County of the District of Columbia. The area on the west bank of the Potomac River was given back to Virginia on 9 July 1846. In 1870, Alexandria City separated from Alexandria County. Due to confusion with the two names, many attempted to rename the county, but the name stood until 1920 when Arlington County was adopted.. At that time, all the portion not in Alexandria City was created into Arlington County. No incorporated towns, cities or communities may be within the boundary of Arlington. It was named for the home of the Civil War general, Robert E. Lee, Arlington House. The house now stands on the Arlington National Cemetery. It is the building displayed on the Arlington county Seal.

The county area remained fairly rural until recent years. Many Washington, DC residents had summer homes here, but not many stayed during the rest of the year. From 1920 forward, development moved rapidly through the county until by the year 2000, most land was developed or under development. Much of the county area is residential, but designated areas have commercial and office space.

Residents of the county are active in their community with over 50 civic associations and over 100 service organizations alone. Numerous other groups and commissions are also active in Arlington. Its proximity to Washington, DC brings many tourists and visitors to the area. The Pentagon and the Arlington National Cemetery are both located in Arlington.

Geography:

Longitude: 77.084
Latitude: 38.890

Highest point: 461 feet above sea level

Total area: 25.8 square miles
Total land area: 25.8 square miles
Total water area: 0 square miles

Genealogy:

Arlington County US GenWeb Project page

Cemeteries in Arlington County

The Political Graveyard

Arlington County Genealogy Resources

Libraries:

Arlington County Library System
Email: libraries@arlingtonva.us

Central Library
1015 N. Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 228-5990

Government Reference Library
2100 Clarendon Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 228-3352

Schools:

Arlington County Public Schools
1426 N. Quincy St
Arlington, VA 22207
Phone: 703.228.6000

George Mason University - Arlington Campus
3401 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 993-8999
Email: arlinfo@gmu.edu

Marymount University
2807 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207-4299
Phone: (703) 520-5600

Economy:

Most jobs in Arlington County are in the government or services sectors. The businesses are nearly all in the Rosslyn-Ballston or Jefferson Davis corridors. The area has just under 200,000 jobs in 2000.

Organizations & Groups:

Arlington Convention and Visitors Service
Main office:
1100 N. Glebe Road, Suite 1500
Arlington, VA 22201
Toll Free: 1-800-296-7996
Fax: (703) 228-0806
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Main office is closed on weekends and government holidays

Visitor's Center
1301 South Joyce Street
Arlington, VA 22202
Toll Free: 1-800-677-6267
Fax: (703) 892-9469
Email: info@stayarlington.com.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Sunday, 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 5p.m.; Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Arlington Chamber of Commerce
2009 14th Street, N., Suite 111
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-525-2400
Fax: 703-522-5273

Arlington Historical Society
P.O. Box 402
Arlington, Virginia 22210
Phone: 703-892-4204
info@ ArlingtonHistoricalSociety.org

Civic Organizations within the county

Attractions & Other Information:

Arlington County Fair
3501 South Second Street
Arlington, VA 22204
held in August each year.

Arlington Arts Center
41 Foster Street
Arlington, MA 02474
781-648-6220

Airports:
Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI)
Washington/Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Learn more about Arlington County
Arlington County's Premier Area Guide

Arlington Historical Museum
1805 South Arlington Ridge Road
Arlington, VA
Phone: 703-892-4204

The Arlington National Cemetery
Phone: 703-697-2131
Also at the National Cemetery are:
The Robert E. Lee Memorial
John F. Kennedy Gravesite
Robert F. Kennedy Gravesite
Tomb of the Unknowns
Old Guard Museum (3rd U.S. Infantry)
Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial)

Theodore Roosevelt Island Park

Fort C.F. Smith
2411 24th Street North
Arlington, VA
Phone: 703-243-7329

Fort Myer
204 Lee Avenue
Arlington, VA
Phone: 703-696-3944

The Pentagon
:Phone: 703-695-1776

Attractions in Arlington

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