Arlington

Welcome to Arlington

Arlington is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, six miles (10 km) northwest of Boston. The population was 42,844 at the 2010 census.

The Town of Arlington was settled by European colonists in 1635 as a village within the boundaries of Cambridge, Massachusetts under the name Menotomy, an Algonquian word meaning “swift running water”. A larger area, including land that was later to become the town of Belmont, and outwards to the shore of the Mystic River, which had previously been part of Charlestown, was incorporated on February 27, 1807 as West Cambridge. In 1867, the name “Arlington” was chosen in honor of those buried in Arlington National Cemetery; the name change took effect that April 30.

Quick Facts

Population

42,844

Female

22,800

Male

20,044

  • White
    35,359
    78.5%
  • Hispanic
    1,748
    3.9%
  • Asian alone
    5,224
    11.6%
  • Black
    926
    2.1%
Median Home Price

$ 603,972

Average Income

$104,969

Median resident age

41.6 years

Arlington Schools

School Grades School Level State Ranking/# of Schools Student/Teacher Ratio
Arlington Children’s Center K-K Private –: –/– 5.2
Arlington High 9-12 High 2017: 66/348 13.1
Brackett K-5 Elementary 2017: 102/938 15
Cyrus E Dallin K-5 Elementary 2017: 204/938 15.1
Dearborn Academy 4-12 Private –: –/– 3
Hardy K-5 Elementary 2017: 210/938 14.7
John A Bishop K-5 Elementary 2017: 28/938 17
Lesley Ellis School PK-8 Private –: –/– 6.5
M Norcross Stratton K-5 Elementary 2017: 284/938 15
Menotomy Preschool PK-PK Elementary –: –/– 11.2
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