Arlington, Virginia

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Arlington, Virginia is a suburb of Washington, D.C., located in the state of Virginia. While it is commonly considered to be a city, it is legally a county containing no incorporated cities or towns. The county covers approximately 26 square miles and has a population of approximately 216,004 in 2011,[1] giving it a population density of about 8,000 persons per square mile.[2] Arlington's population is 9.1% Black and 15.2% Hispanic.[1] Arlington's population is well-educated with 92.5% being high-school graduates and 70.1% holding batchelor or higher degrees.[1]

Arlington is home to Marymount University and the George Mason University Law School.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Arlington County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau. The population in the 2010 census was 207,628.
  2. "Profile," from Web site of Arlington County, Virginia

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