Arlington is a city in Gilliam County, Oregon. The original name of the settlement was Alkali. It was incorporated with the current name in 1885. The city was moved to higher ground in 1963 to avoid inundation due to completion of the John Day Dam. It has a total area of 2.1 square miles. 1.8 square miles of the area is land, and the rest is water.
Waste disposal and treatment is a significant commercial activity here. There is a sizable waste management landfill here, that receives all of Seattle, Washington's trash, as well as some from Portland, Oregon. There are plans to build a waste incinerator with new technology as well. Other commercial activities include transportation and warehousing, agriculture and related activities. Arlington Elementary School and Arlington High School are the local public schools. The local airport is the Arlington Municipal Airport. The closest hospital is Klickitat Valley Hospital, located about 29 miles away in Goldendale, Washington. The cost of living here 5.00% lower than the country average.
This place gets about 9 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 67. Snowfall is about 8 inches annually.