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 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 86.22% 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.
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.
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 30.34 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. 57.95% 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 $51,450, 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.
In addition, Arlington Heights has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.54%).
The most common language spoken in Arlington Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.