Arlington, Texas

Arlington, Texas
City of Arlington
From top, left to right: Entertainment District, the New Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas, College Park Center at UT Arlington, Globe Life Field and AT&T Stadium
Official logo of Arlington, Texas
Motto(s): 
The American Dream City[1]
Location of Arlington in Tarrant County
Location of Arlington in Tarrant County
Arlington is located in Texas
Arlington
Arlington
Location within Texas
Arlington is located in the United States
Arlington
Arlington
Location within the United States
Arlington is located in North America
Arlington
Arlington
Arlington (North America)
Coordinates: 32°42′18″N 97°07′22″W / 32.70500°N 97.12278°W / 32.70500; -97.12278Coordinates: 32°42′18″N 97°07′22″W / 32.70500°N 97.12278°W / 32.70500; -97.12278
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyTarrant
Government
 • TypeCouncil–Manager[2]
 • Mayor[3]Jim Ross
 • City Manager[4]Trey Yelverton
Area
 • Total99.44 sq mi (257.54 km2)
 • Land95.84 sq mi (248.22 km2)
 • Water3.60 sq mi (9.32 km2)
Elevation604 ft (184 m)
Population
 • Total394,266
 • Rank50th in the United States
7th in Texas
 • Density4,113.79/sq mi (1,588.37/km2)
Demonym(s)Arlingtonian
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
76001-76007, 76010-76018, 76094, 76096
Area codes682,817, 214,469,972
FIPS code48-04000[8]
GNIS feature ID1372320[6]
Websitewww.arlingtontx.gov

Arlington is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, located in Tarrant County. It forms part of the Mid-Cities region of the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan statistical area, and is a principal city of the metropolis and region. The city had a population of 394,266 in 2020,[7] making it the second-largest city in the county after Fort Worth. Arlington is the 50th-most populous city in the United States, the seventh-most populous city in the state of Texas,[9] and the largest city in the state that is not a county seat.

Arlington is home to the University of Texas at Arlington, a major urban research university, the Arlington Assembly plant used by General Motors, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region IV, Texas Health Resources, Mensa International, and D. R. Horton. Additionally, Arlington hosts the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field, the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium, the Dallas Wings at College Park Center, the International Bowling Campus (which houses the United States Bowling Congress, International Bowling Museum and the International Bowling Hall of Fame), and the theme parks Six Flags Over Texas (the original Six Flags) and Hurricane Harbor.

  1. ^ "=City Of Arlington, Texas". Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  2. ^ "Home – City Manager". konzelt. June 1, 2019. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  3. ^ "Mayor". konzelt. June 1, 2019. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  4. ^ "City Manager". konzelt. June 1, 2019. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "2021 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 16, 2021.
  6. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Arlington, Texas
  7. ^ a b "QuickFacts: Arlington city, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 16, 2021.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  9. ^ McCann, Ian (July 1, 2008). "McKinney falls to third in rank of fastest-growing cities in U.S." The Dallas Morning News.

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