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Arlington Heights, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Arlington Heights had a population of 76,280 as of July 1, 2017. Arlington Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Arlington Heights is located at latitude 42.0974 and longitude -87.9817 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Arlington Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 702 feet.

The Village of Arlington Heights (GNIS ID: 2397986) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Arlington Heights is located within Township of Wheeling, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Arlington Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Arlington Heights: Dunton.

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Arlington Heights, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 76,280
Daytime Population: Workers 50,208
Daytime Population: Residents 36,395
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 86,603
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 75,575
Population in Familes 62,586
Population in Group Qrtrs 705
Population Density2 4,595
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $84,034
Average Household Income $113,682
Per Capita Income $46,908


Total Housing Units 33,438 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,570 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,913 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,956 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $352,670
Average Home Value $384,477


Total Households 31,482
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 20,656
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.2% 0.15%
Households 0.23% 0.16%
Families 0.22% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

Arlington Heights, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arlington Heights to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 14 99th
Population Density # 57 96th
Diversity Index # 312 77th
Median Household Income # 137 90th
Per Capita Income # 71 95th

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