The Community Arlington, Virginia, is an attractive, well-planned community in which to live, visit or conduct business with a unique blend of excellent location, desirable living standard, and effective, pro-active government. It is a community that is interested in and very supportive of its parks and recreational facilities. An urban County of about 26 square miles located across the Potomac Ri...ver from Washington, D.C. Arlington is best known to visitors as the home of the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington has won recognition as an innovative, progressive and dynamic organization that is well-known for its community-driven processes with significant and meaningful opportunity for public participation. There are no incorporated towns or cities within Arlington's boundaries. Over the years, Arlington has received much national recognition for its forward-thinking policies and practices. Since the 1930s our community has viewed itself as a learning organization, one that strives to constantly improve for the benefit of all its citizens. That culture is infused throughout our workforce and among our citizens. County visionArlington will be a diverse and inclusive world-class urban community with secure, attractive residential and commercial neighborhoods where people unite to form a caring, learning, participating, sustainable community in which each person is important. The County Board (governing body) encourages a high level of citizen involvement in local government. Arlington has an estimated population of 212,900 and is among the most densely populated jurisdictions in the country. About 36% of residents are Hispanic, African-American, Asian or multi-racial. Arlington County public school children speak 98 languages and hail from 126 countries. More than 70% of adults have bachelor’s degrees and 36% have graduate or professional degrees. Civic engagement is a strong value in this community. The County government continually creates effective venues for all citizens, with a special emphasis on those who are traditionally under-represented in civic processes, to become involved. This commitment to inclusive civic engagement ensures that social equity is built into the development of public priorities and policies.