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Shirlington

Welcome to Shirlington

Shirlington is an urban village in the southern part of Arlington County, Virginia. The neighborhood is named for its proximity to both Arlington and the Shirley Highway, also known as Interstate 395.
 
Shirlington is a hotbed for arts and entertainment development within the Arlington area, being home to a Tony Award-winning theatre and several nationally broadcast media groups.
 
As an urban village, there is no hard line between residential and commercial buildings in Shirlington, so buyers can expect to find both single-family homes and condominiums in the area.
 
Shirlington sits immediately next to the Shirley highway, giving residents easy access to the interstate system. Though the community does not have a metro stop within walking distance, the Shirlington Bus Station — the only enclosed bus station in Arlington — is accessed by both the Arlington Transit and Metrobus services.
 
When it comes to schooling options, Shirlington has several accessible institutes. These include Arlington Traditional Elementary School, Gunston Middle School, and Wakefield High School.
 

Overview for Shirlington, VA

10,802 people live in Shirlington, where the median age is 39 and the average individual income is $80,838. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

10,802

Total Population

39 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$80,838

Average individual Income

Around Shirlington, VA

There's plenty to do around Shirlington, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

77
Very Walkable
Walking Score
58
Bikeable
Bike Score
60
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Euro Market, Round Pocket Arepas, and Mimi's Mocha Treats.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 4.05 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.86 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.67 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.04 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.74 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.9 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Shirlington, VA

Shirlington has 5,829 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Shirlington do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 10,802 people call Shirlington home. The population density is 14,635.72 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

10,802

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

39

Median Age

46.79 / 53.21%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
5,829

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$80,838

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Shirlington, VA

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The following schools are within or nearby Shirlington. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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