Location and Weather
Arlington is located in Tarrant County, just 21 miles west of Dallas. It is part of the Mid-Cities region of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area, approximately 12 miles east of Ft. Worth. Arlington is home to the University of Texas at Arlington, which is a major urban research university, as well as American Mensa. It also includes the General Motors Arlington Assembly and hosts the Dallas Cowboys, along with the Dallas Wings, at its sports arenas. Other popular attractions include Six Flags and the International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame.
Arlington’s summers are hot and muggy, while the winters are cold and partly cloudy. Summer temperatures are in the mid-90’s, with lows in the mid-70’s. The winter temperatures are in the upper 50’s, with lows in the 30’s.
Population, Job Market and Cost of Living
Arlington’s population in 2019 was 388,225, with a growth rate of 8.0%. The job growth has increased by 2.66% over the last year and in ten years, is predicted to have increased by 38.85%. The major industries are in healthcare, social assistance, retail trade and manufacturing. The largest employers are Texas Health Resources, D. R. Horton Construction, the largest home builder by volume in the U.S., The University of Texas at Arlington, and NurseCore. The cost of living is moderate, due to the Arlington real estate market and cost of available homes.
With its hosting of national sporting events, a university well known for its research, strong job growth in diversified industries, family attractions, such as Six Flags, a warm climate and moderate cost of living, Arlington will continue to attract workers and their families to this city.
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