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Living In Arlington, MA

Arlington, Massachusetts is a small city with a population of just under 45,000. At an average age of just under 41, the city's population is middle-of-the-pack compared to other municipalities in Massachusetts, which has an average age of 39. The majority of Arlington residents own their homes, and 39% of residents rent. With an average rent of $1,526 per month, exceeding the state average by $309/month, relatively high rent costs may be a factor in the higher levels of ownership.

Many Arlington residents work in one of three industries: scientific, education, and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 29% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in management, as 11% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Arlington workers bring in an average annual income of almost $116K, around $32,000 more than the state average. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Arlington has a large percentage of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 26% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. In addition, 22% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.

Averaging about 36 minutes, the commute time for Arlington residents is longer than the Massachusetts average of about 31 minutes. Many residents (37%) commute to work by car, while public transit is used by just 11% of the city. Not many workers commute on foot.


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