Arlington Heights, IL
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Arlington Heights is a larger medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 75,926 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Arlington Heights is the 14th largest community in Illinois.

Arlington Heights home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Arlington Heights real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Arlington Heights is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 87.69% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Arlington Heights is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Arlington Heights who work in management occupations (15.05%), office and administrative support (13.47%), and sales jobs (11.24%).

Also of interest is that Arlington Heights has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Arlington Heights is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Arlington Heights really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Arlington Heights perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

For the size of the village, public transportation in Arlington Heights is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Arlington Heights, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Arlington Heights, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Arlington Heights is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.58% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Arlington Heights in 2010 was $42,725, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,900 for a family of four.

Arlington Heights is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Arlington Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Arlington Heights residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Arlington Heights include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

Arlington Heights also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.97%.

The most common language spoken in Arlington Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.