Arlington, Washington

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Arlington is a city in northern Snohomish County, Washington, United States, bordered by the city of Marysville to the south. The population was 11,713 at the 2000 census.



Arlington was platted in 1890, and was named after Lord Henry Arlington, a member of Charles II of England's cabinet. Arlington was incorporated as a city in 1903.

The city is home to the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum.

Government and politics

Mayors of Arlington:

  • 1903: J.M. Smith
  • 1905: Neil Brown
  • 1906: Will H. Verd
  • 1908: Peter Larsen
  • 1910: George Kunze
  • 1912: W.H. Ford
  • 1914: George Kunze
  • 1916: H.W. Sessoms
  • 1918: J.H. Persun
  • 1920: Chas J. Warren
  • 1922: O.G. Kesling
  • 1924: Will H. Verd
  • 1926: R.W. Shaw
  • 1928: Harold M. Murphy
  • 1930: M. Hiram Amsberry
  • 1934: Henry Backstrom
  • 1938: H. Hiram Amsberry
  • 1942: Ernest Meier
  • 1948: Walter Bracy
  • 1949: Bob Marley
  • 1956: J. Boyd Ellis
  • 1960: Woodrow Willey
  • 1962: H. James Cann
  • 1972: Howard A. Christianson
  • 1980: John Larson
  • 1990: Robert Kraski
  • 2004: Margaret Larson


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 11,713 people, 4,281 households, and 3,095 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,548.4 people per square mile (598.2/km²). There were 4,516 housing units at an average density of 597.0/sq mi (230.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.01% White, 1.13% African American, 1.04% Native American, 2.20% Asian, 0.32% Pacific Islander, 2.47% from other races, and 2.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.83% of the population.

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