Arlington is halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth in eastern Tarrant County. It was founded in 1876 on the Texas and Pacific Railway as a market town for the surrounding farms but was not officially incorporated until 1884.
Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.
Gayla Weems Shannon, Evelyn Barker | © Texas State Historical Association
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Arlington by the Numbers
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|394,266||2020||United States Census Bureau|
|391,409||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|365,438||2010||United States Census Bureau|
|332,969||2000||United States Census Bureau|
|261,717||1990||United States Census Bureau|
|160,123||1980||United States Census Bureau|
|89,723||1970||United States Census Bureau|
|44,775||1960||United States Census Bureau|
|7,692||1950||United States Census Bureau|
|4,240||1940||United States Census Bureau|
|3,661||1930||United States Census Bureau|
|3,031||1920||United States Census Bureau|
|1,794||1910||United States Census Bureau|
|1,079||1900||United States Census Bureau|
|664||1890||United States Census Bureau|