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 75,249 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 86.98% 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 (15.07%), office and administrative support (13.86%), and sales jobs (11.31%).

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.

One downside of living in Arlington Heights, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.35 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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. 55.73% 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 2010 was $47,171, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,684 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 German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

In addition, Arlington Heights has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.04%).

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