Arlington Heights, IL

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 74,760 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Arlington Heights is the 14th 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 86.22% 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 (14.89%), office and administrative support (11.13%), and sales jobs (10.27%).

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.

Arlington Heights is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Arlington Heights’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Arlington Heights, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.34 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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.

If knowledge is power, Arlington Heights is a pretty powerful place. 57.95% 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 2018 was $51,450, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $205,800 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, Polish, Irish, Italian, and English.

Arlington Heights also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.54%.

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