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Arlington Heights, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Arlington Heights had a population of 76,120 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Arlington Heights: Dunton.

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Arlington Heights, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 76,120
Population in Households 75,416
Population in Familes 62,469
Population in Group Qrtrs 704
Population Density1 4,585
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 31,461
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 20,674
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 33,401 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,606 (70.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,855 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,940 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $357,256
Average Home Value $388,162


Median Household Income $80,388
Average Household Income $107,502
Per Capita Income $44,437
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.18%
Households 0.26% 0.21%
Families 0.27% 0.11%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 Density1 # 56 96th
Diversity Index2 # 310 77th
Median Household Income # 145 89th
Per Capita Income # 72 95th

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