Arlington, Texas, is located in the metropolitan area of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, which in 2004 was listed as the fifth largest metropolitan are in the nation, with over 5.5 million people. The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area has all the attractions of a major city, and Arlington itself is home to the Texas Rangers baseball team and a Six Flags amusement park, drawing visitors from all over the state.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the DFW-Arlington area had an average per capita income of $35,502, which is well above the national average of approximately $21,000 a year. Over the last 10 years, the per capita income has grown by 4.1%.
Jobs in the area are plentiful, and include the automotive and aerospace technology fields. It is also a large financial center. Major employers in Arlington include:
- The University of Texas at Arlington
- Arlington Memorial Hospital
- Six Flags Over Texas
- General Motors
The city of Arlington, as home to the Texas Rangers, is the focal point for a large transportation overhaul to accommodate game-day travel. This is going to create several new jobs for the area in civil engineering and construction, and will contribute to growth in the local economy. Other job growth is expected in healthcare and information technology. People looking to relocate to the Arlington area will be well-served by degrees in healthcare and information technology.
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