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 87.53% 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 (14.81%), office and administrative support (13.37%), and sales jobs (11.59%).

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 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.

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.

If knowledge is power, Arlington Heights is a pretty powerful place. 53.99% of the adults in Arlington Heights have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Arlington Heights in 2010 was $41,994, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $167,976 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.

In addition, Arlington Heights has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.49%).

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