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Demographics1
 2000  2010 2013 2014 2015
Population2  11,927  17,926 18,270 18,360  18,490
Housing Units 4,541 6,870 7,209 7,262  7,304
Renter Households  37.8% 38.3%  37% 34.4%  36%
Median Household Income (2015 dollars)  $64,166  $64,106 $62,796 $61,622  $64,086
Households <50% AMI 15.5% 33.7%  33.5% 35.2%  33%
Cost-Burdened Homeowners  26.3%  43.5% 42.1% 35.6%  25.2%
Cost-Burdened Renters 45.3% 53.3% 54.9% 55.8%  53.1%
Average Household Size: Homeowners  2.8  2.8  2.8 2.9  2.87
Average Household Size: Renters  2.6  2.3 2.6 2.5  2.43
Single Family Home Share  66.7%  70.6% 72.8% 74.8%  74%
Single Person Households 23% 24.4% 31.1% 27.5%  28.5%
Jobs-Total Housing Ratio 0.99 0.84 0.82
Jobs-Occupied Housing Ratio 2.04 1.25 1.33
Employed People/Occupied Housing Unit 1.27 1.05 1.10
Location Affordability Index

HUD’s Location Affordability Index provides estimates on the typical cost of housing and transportation combined in a given location balancing a wide range of factors. These estimates are expressed in terms of a share of household income, with 45% as the recommended maximum portion of income devoted to the two. Estimates of what several types of households could expect to spend on housing and transportation in the City of Arlington are as follows:

  • Regional median income household – 48.7% of income
  • Family at 80% AMI – 53.9% of income
  • Single parent family at 50% AMI – 76.8% of income
  • Retired couple at 80% AMI – 46.4% of income
  • Individual at national poverty line – 178.8% of income
Typical Housing Costs – All Households3
 2000  2010  2013  2014  2015
Median Rent (2015 dollars)  $1,020  $1,070  $1,006 $1,003  $1,024
Required Income $40,799  $42,812  $40,238 $40,120
Median Home Value (2015 dollars) $242,241  $309,493  $240,116 $227,614  $232,091
Required Income $62,610  $61,244  $48,449 $45,116
Ratio: Median Value-Median HH Income 3.8 4.8 3.8 3.7
Assisted Housing Stock
2003 2007 2010 2013 2014 2015
All Assisted Housing Units 663
Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers: HASCO  142 135 136 125 136 135
Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers: EHA 18 25
Market Information

The table below differs from the “Typical Housing Costs” table in that it specifically shows rents and home prices for new renters or homebuyers in that year, as opposed to values for the entire market as in “Typical Housing Costs”.

2010 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Median Rents – Dupre and Scott (2015 Dollars)
     Studio  $779  $771 No Data  No Data
     One Bedroom  $738  $769  $615  $615
     Two Bedrooms  $958  $985  $1,011  $987
     Three Bedrooms  $1,127  $1,406  $1,500  $1,494
     Four+ Bedrooms  $1,690  $1,487  $1,598  $1,708
Median Home Sale (2015 Dollars)  $229,767  $231,767  $176,406  $252,500
     Required Income  $49,759  $46,765  $34,966  $50,124

 

1. Unless otherwise noted, 2010 and 2013 data in “Demographics” table is from 5 year US Census American Community Survey estimate. Data from 2000 is from the 2000 Census SF-3 file.
2. Washington State Office of Financial Management
3. Unless otherwise noted, 2010 and 2013 data in “Typical Housing Costs” table is from 5 year US Census American Community Survey estimate. Data from 2000 is from the 2000 Census SF-3 file.


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