Arlington Heights, IL
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Arlington Heights profile

Living in Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights is a larger medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 76,000 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Arlington Heights is the 15th largest community in Illinois.

Arlington Heights real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Arlington Heights house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.07% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Arlington Heights use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Arlington Heights‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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 59.53% 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 2018 was $53,880, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $215,520 for a family of four.

Arlington Heights is a very 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 German, Polish, Irish, Italian, and English.

Arlington Heights also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.97%.

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