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Arlington is a town in Middlesex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The latitude of Arlington is 42.415N. The longitude is -71.156W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 112 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 42,389.


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Median household income
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$64,344
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Arlington demographic reports
Arlington is in the Mill Brook valley
Twelve Minutemen were killed here during a 1775 skirmish with the British

An early industry was the manufacture of cotton and wool cards

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 43. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Dr. George Franklin Grant, inventor of the golf tee
· Robert Creeley, poet
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Minuteman Bike Path
Historic sites and museums: Arlington Historical Society
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 199

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Arlington residents report German ancestry, and 24% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Arlington ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Arlington was $34,399, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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53% of Arlington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Arlington include Arlington Center Historic District, Kensington Park Historic District, Orvis Road Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Arlington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $870.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,725.


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Libraries in Arlington include Edith M. Fox Library, Robbins Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Arlington include Arlington Advocate

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Arlington restaurants taking online reservations include Flora, Ristorante Olivio ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Arlington workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Arlington between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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