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Arlington, Kansas
Location within Reno County and Kansas
Location within Reno County and Kansas
KDOT map of Reno County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Reno
Founded 1877
Incorporated 1887
Named for Arlington, Massachusetts
 • Total 1.23 sq mi (3.19 km2)
 • Land 1.23 sq mi (3.19 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,595 ft (486 m)
 • Total 435
 • Density 353.7/sq mi (136.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-02325
GNIS ID 473622

Arlington is a city in Reno County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 435.


Stouffer's Railroad Map of Kansas 1915-1918 Reno County
1915 Railroad Map of Reno County

Arlington was founded in 1877. It was named after Arlington, Massachusetts. The first post office in Arlington was established in February 1878.

In 1887, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway built a main line from Herington through Arlington to Pratt. In 1888, this line was extended to Liberal. Later, it was extended to Tucumcari, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. It foreclosed in 1891 and taken over by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway, which shut down in 1980 and reorganized as Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Railroad, merged in 1988 with Missouri Pacific Railroad, merged in 1997 with Union Pacific Railroad. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Rock Island".


Arlington is located at 37°53′47″N 98°10′46″W / 37.89639°N 98.17944°W / 37.89639; -98.17944 (37.896363, -98.179313). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.07 square miles (2.77 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 312
1910 450 44.2%
1920 500 11.1%
1930 501 0.2%
1940 440 −12.2%
1950 405 −8.0%
1960 466 15.1%
1970 503 7.9%
1980 631 25.4%
1990 457 −27.6%
2000 459 0.4%
2010 473 3.1%
2020 435 −8.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 473 people, 200 households, and 124 families residing in the city. The population density was 442.1 inhabitants per square mile (170.7/km2). There were 231 housing units at an average density of 215.9 per square mile (83.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White, 0.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 200 households, of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.0% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the city was 37.4 years. 26.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64; and 17.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.


The community is served by Fairfield USD 310 public school district. Before the creation of USD 310, the old Arlington High School mascot was the Warriors.

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