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Welcome to Arlington ...

Arlington is located in Arlington County<1> and is the County Seat for Arlington County.

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Arlington had a population of 207,627 people.<2> (see below for details).

Arlington is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Arlington lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Arlington: (703) & (571)<4>

The ZIP code for Arlington: 22203<5>

Communities Also Named Arlington ...

While we believe that this Arlington is located in Arlington County, we know of another 3 Virginia communities named Arlington. Those communities are located in the following counties: Alexandria City, Hopewell City and Northampton County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 62 communities that are also named Arlington - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona, California (2), Colorado, Florida (3), Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina (3), Nova Scotia, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (3), Texas, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia (3), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Arlington.

Communities near Arlington ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Arlington.

  • Alexandria [Alexandria City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexandria have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexandria
    • Alexandria [Alexandria City] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Arlington
    • Estimated population for 2018: 160,530 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria
  • Gaithersburg [Montgomery County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaithersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaithersburg
    • Gaithersburg [Montgomery County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Arlington
    • Estimated population for 2018: 68,289 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaithersburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaithersburg
  • Rockville [Montgomery County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
    • Rockville [Montgomery County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of Arlington
    • Estimated population for 2018: 68,268 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockville
  • College Park [Prince George's County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Park have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Park
    • College Park [Prince George's County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Arlington
    • Estimated population for 2018: 32,196 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for College Park
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Laurel [Prince George's County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
      • Laurel [Prince George's County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Arlington
      • Estimated population for 2018: 25,723 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel
    • Fairfax [Fairfax City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfax
      • Fairfax [Fairfax City] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the west of Arlington
      • Estimated population for 2018: 24,574 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax
    • Herndon [Fairfax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herndon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herndon
      • Herndon [Fairfax County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of Arlington
      • Estimated population for 2018: 24,545 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herndon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herndon
    • Greenbelt [Prince George's County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenbelt have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenbelt
      • Greenbelt [Prince George's County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Arlington
      • Estimated population for 2018: 23,280 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenbelt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenbelt
    • Hyattsville [Prince George's County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyattsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyattsville
      • Hyattsville [Prince George's County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Arlington
      • Estimated population for 2018: 18,243 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyattsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hyattsville
    • Takoma Park [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Takoma Park have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Takoma Park
      • Takoma Park [Montgomery County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Arlington
      • Estimated population for 2018: 17,768 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Takoma Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Takoma Park

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Arlington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Arlington.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Arlington. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Arlington.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Arlington. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Arlington.

TripAdvisor Tourism Page for Arlington ...

Looking for more information about Arlington? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

You can learn more by visiting the TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Arlington County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Arlington. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Arlington County: www.co.arlington.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Arlington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Arlington.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arlington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (571) is an overlay for area code (703).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Arlington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Arlington or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arlington) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Arlington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Arlington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arlington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8812, Longitude: -77.1077    






















 

 

 

 

 


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