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Population: 365,860 | Area: 98.9 sq mi
Six Flags Over Texas, the first of the amusement park chain, opened in Arlington in 1961. Photo By Emilia Gaston

The city's pitch: "Arlington is home to Texas Rangers Major League Baseball, Cowboys Stadium, Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor, the Arlington Music Hall, the University of Texas at Arlington, and Tarrant County College. We are a popular meeting place for conventions and trade shows and the location for the finest hotels and restaurants in the country. We continue to be the family destination for more than 6 million visitors a year. Arlington is a city built on two words: 'We Can.'"


  • Median Age: 32.1
  • Population Growth: 2.8 %
  • Population Density: 3699.3 ppl/sq mile


  • School District: Arlington ISD
  • Students Passing TAKS: 71%
  • Average SAT Score: 1010


  • Violent Crime Rate: 5.268 per 1,000 residents
  • Non-Violent Crime Rate: 53.0 per 1,000 residents

Real Estate:

  • Average Price of Homes Sold: $132,877