Information About Arlington Heights

The total estimated population is 81,918. Density is average at 4,623 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 73,092; Asian: 4,946; Two or More Races: 1,030; Black: 980; American Indian: 72; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 33; Other Race: 1,765; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 5,164 (6%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 76,754 (94%)

There are 12,433 foreign born residents, of which 41.8% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 2,543; Poland: 1,490; India: 1,225; Japan: 840; Philippines: 619; Korea: 595; Germany: 475; U.S. Born: This State: 54,699; Midwest: 7,634; Northeast: 2,805; South: 2,490; West: 1,348;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Arlington Heights Most Common US Birthplaces in Arlington Heights

The sex distribution is 48% male and 52% female. The median age is 39 years.

Age Distribution

There are 8,448 married couples with children and 1,278 single-parent households (273 men, 1,005 women).

The median household income is $64,195 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Illinois: $46,590; Arlington Heights: $64,195;

3% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Illinois: 11%; Arlington Heights: 3%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 33,351; Government: 3,931; Self-employed: 2,034; Unpaid family work: 34; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 20,917; Sales and office: 12,750; Professional and related: 11,202; Management, business, and financial operations: 9,715; Office and administrative support: 7,002; Management occupations, except farmers and farm managers: 6,253;

Work Types in Arlington Heights Common Occupations in Arlington Heights

The average commute time is 30 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 34,061; Public transportation: 3,118; Car or truck (carpooled): 2,837; Worked at home: 1,465; Walked: 664; Bicycle: 122;

Transportation to work methods in Arlington Heights

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Arlington Heights.

There are 33,889 housing units, of which 21,410 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 24,647; Renter: 8,172; Vacant: 1,070; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 17,400; Not Mortgaged: 7,247;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Arlington Heights

The median single family home value is $240,200.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Illinois: $1,198; Arlington Heights: $1,640;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Illinois: $525; Arlington Heights: $853;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 6.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 1,362; 1940 to 1949: 1,456; 1950 to 1959: 5,483; 1960 to 1969: 8,190; 1970 to 1979: 7,674; 1980 to 1989: 6,407; 1990 to 1994: 2,218; 1995 to 1998: 777; 1999 to March 2000: 322;

0.2% of homes lack plumbing and 0.7% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 27,044; Electricity: 5,216; Other: 227; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 169;

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