The city is home to the Texas Rangers, The Ballpark in Arlington and the theme park Six Flags over Texas, is an anchor city of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex with an estimated population of 347,607  and is approximately 20 miles (32 km) west of Dallas.
Arlington is located at 32°42'18" North, 97°7'22" West (32.705033, -97.122839)1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 256.5 km² (99.0 mi²). 248.2 km² (95.8 mi²) of it is land and 8.3 km² (3.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.24% water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 332,969 people, 124,686 households, and 85,035 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,341.7/km² (3,475.0/mi²). There are 130,628 housing units at an average density of 526.4/km² (1,363.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 67.69% White, 13.73% African American, 0.55% Native American, 6.01% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 8.94% from other races, and 2.94% from two or more races. 18.27% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 124,686 households out of which 38.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% are married couples living together, 11.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% are non-families. 24.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.65 and the average family size is 3.20.
In the city the population is spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 35.7% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $47,622, and the median income for a family is $56,080. Males have a median income of $38,612 versus $29,339 for females. The per capita income for the city is $22,445. 9.9% of the population and 7.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 12.3% are under the age of 18 and 6.4% are 65 or older.