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Top 25 Cities for Your Government Career

Top 25 Cities for Your Government Career

Currin Berdine, Tania Khadder, Anna Hennings, Adam Starr, Alice Handley | GovCentral

#2. Arlington County, VA

Population: 206,800

Average Commute Time: 27.3 minutes 

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 76

Jobs Listed on USA Jobs: 2294

Stimulus funds for State:$5.76 billion

State recovery site:

In 2005 Arlington was ranked first among walkable cities in the United States by the American Podiatric Medical Association. CNN Money ranked Arlington as the most educated city in 2006 with 35.7% of residents having held graduate degrees. In October 2008, BusinessWeek ranked Arlington as the safest city in which to weather a recession, with a 49.4% share of jobs in ‘strong industries’.

Arlington is the location of Arlington National Cemetery, Washington National Airport, the Pentagon, the USMC War Memorial, the Air Force Memorial, and numerous other monuments.

Bonus fun fact: The Pentagon in Arlington is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense. It is the world’s largest office building. Although it is located in Arlington, the United States Postal Service requires that “Washington, D.C.” be used as the place name in mail addressed to the six ZIP codes assigned to The Pentagon.

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