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Arlington Heights, IL
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Living in Arlington Heights


Arlington Heights is a larger medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 77,676 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.

Arlington Heights is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.33% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Arlington Heights is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Arlington Heights who work in management occupations (14.70%), office and administrative support (11.09%), and business and financial occupations (10.54%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.20% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Arlington Heights a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Arlington Heights has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Arlington Heights’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Arlington Heights is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Arlington Heights, the average commute to work is 30.38 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Arlington Heights is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Arlington Heights area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Arlington Heights. 58.08% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Arlington Heights in 2018 was $51,340, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $205,360 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.

In addition, Arlington Heights has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.74%).

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