Arlington is a diverse city that keeps its residents informed using local media and an emergency siren system. If you enjoy the warm weather with no annual snowfall, you are going to love Arlington, Texas.
The total population for Arlington is growing every year. Since 2010, the population has seen an increase of 6.2 percent, according to the United States Census Bureau. The population estimate for 2015 was 388,125 residents in the city. Of this figure, 50.9 percent are females and 8.1 percent are seniors age 65 and older.
Veterans number at 20,867 of the population. Those residents born in a country other than the United States make up 19.7 percent of Scottsdale’s population with 32.5 percent of residents speaking a language other than English at home.
Of the total population, 59 percent identify as White, 27.4 percent as Hispanic or Latino, 18.8 percent as Black or African American, 6.8 percent as Asian, 3.3 percent as two or more races, 0.7 percent as American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.1 percent as Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.
The weather in Arlington is typically calm and sunny, although the city does experience an annual rainfall of 38.36 inches. The average annual high temperature is 77.1 degrees and the average annual low temperature is 55.1 degrees. During the winter months, you can expect a night time temperature in the mid-30s and daytime temps in the upper 50s and lower 60s. The summer months are much hotter with highs in the upper 90s and lows in the 70s.
Arlington uses an outdoor warning siren in the event of a weather emergency. There are more than 50 sirens throughout the Arlington area. If you hear the siren, find shelter in a safe place immediately and listen to the local news or radio for more information. The siren system is activated during a natural emergency (tornado, flash floods, or severe storm), an act of terrorism, a chemical emergency (accidental leaks or spills), a nuclear incident, or another reason to notify Arlington residents of danger.
Texas is home to more than 540 species of birds, 142 species of animals, and hundreds of trees and plants species. You can find mammals like armadillos, badgers, bats, black bears, beavers, bison, jaguars, mountain lions, coyotes, deer, ferrets, foxes, minks, feral pigs, prairie dogs, porcupine, sheep, skunks, and wolves.
When it comes to reptiles and arachnids, you will find more than 100 species (and subspecies) of snakes in Texas. You will want to look out for poisonous snakes such as the Southern Copperhead, Broad-banded Copperhead, Trans-Pecos Copperhead, Western Cottonmouth, Texas Coral snake, and 11 varieties of rattlesnakes. You can also come across scorpions, tarantulas, hairy spiders, and alligators.
Arlington is located in the Cross Timbers and Prairies region of Texas and features prairie grasses (like switchgrass, Canada wild rye, hairy grama, tall dropseed, Texas wintergrass, and buffalograss), oaks, mesquite, juniper, blackjack, shinnery oak, post, and more.
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