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Overview

Introduction to Arlington Heights, Illinois

Arlington Heights, Illinois, in Cook county, is 23 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. Arlington Heights, classified as a village, is a popular northwest suburb of Chicago. It's known for the Arlington Park Race Track. The Central Business District has been revitalized by the addition of condominiums, numerous restaurants and new businesses. It also contains a light industrial base. Numerous local schools have been given state and national awards. Arlington Heights is known as a residential and business community.

Arlington Heights History

The village was originally known as Dunton and was established in 1836 by a stone cutter named Asa Dunton. German farmers settled in the area and grew potatoes and established fruit tree orchards. Soon, the railroad arrived and businesses were established. Six daily trains made their way between the village and Chicago. The economy benefited from the dairy products and a variety of vegetables that were sold in Chicago. In 1887 Dunton was renamed Arlington Heights. The population grew significantly during the 1950s and 1960s.

Arlington Heights Attractions

  • The Nathaniel Moore House is included in the National Register of Historic Places
  • The Metropolis Performing Arts Center features musicals, Shakespeare performances and concerts
  • Arlington Heights Historical Society & Museum features a log cabin, the historic home of F.W. Muller, a coach house and the historic Banta House
  • Arlington Park Racecourse is a well known horse racing venue
  • Arlington Heights Community Concert Band
  • The downtown area features historic architecture and is popular for shopping, entertainment and includes numerous art galleries
  • The Roy Vombrack Orchestra
  • Prairie Brass Band

Arlington Heights Activities

Lake Arlington is popular for boating and fishing and includes a hiking trail which surrounds the lake. Nickol Knoll Park features a golf course and ballparks. The Crabtree Nature Center, includes woodlands, prairie, marshes, ponds and a vast number of bird species. Residents and visitors enjoy hiking in the Lakewood Forest Preserve Loop which offers scenic forest areas and lakes. The Deer Grove Loop includes forest landscape, marshes and ponds.

Arlington Heights Transportation

The Metro Train provides service for Arlington Heights and offers transportation to Chicago.

Demographics

People

Total Population75,721
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens19%
Employed Population 16+38,159
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married59%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher54.1%
Median Earnings25+$52,062
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,920
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,133

Wealth

Median Family Income$104,329
% Above Poverty Level95.6%
% Below Poverty Level4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation7.1%

Housing

People Living Alone30.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,213
Median House Value$322,400

Ancestry

German23.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.5%
Irish17.5%
Polish17.3%
Italian10.9%
English6.2%
Swedish4%
Russian2.7%
Greek2.2%
Norwegian1.9%
French Except Basque1.8%
Scottish1.5%
Dutch1.2%
Czech1%
Bulgarian0.9%
Romanian0.9%
Lithuanian0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Danishn0.8%
Welsh0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Albanian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Luxemburger0.2%
Canadian0.2%
African0.2%
Belgian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Ugandan0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Arlington Heights Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60004, 60005
P.O. Box Zip Codes60006
Phone Area Codes847,224, 630, 708, 773
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.09
Approximate Longitude-87.98

Arlington Heights Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance8 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
StationCHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance10.6 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.8 inches
StationWAUKEGAN
Distance18.8 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 55 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip34 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Buffalo Grove41,554$118,141
Mount Prospect54,552$83,135
Palatine69,098$97,352
Prospect Heights16,331$73,565
Rolling Meadows23,377$81,911

Arlington Heights Public Libraries

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 NORTH DUNTON AVENUE
Arlington Heights, Illinois
(847) 392-0100

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Arlington Heights Hospitals

Northwest Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
800 W Central Road
(847) 618-1000

Arlington Heights Public Schools

Deaf/hard Of Hearing (dist 214)
1900 E Thomas St
ZIP: 60004
(847) 463-8174
High
Total Enrollment 18
Edgar A Poe Elem School
2800 N Highland Ave
ZIP: 60004
(847) 670-3200
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Greenbrier Elem School
2330 N Verde Dr
ZIP: 60004
(847) 398-4272
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
Ivy Hill Elem School
2211 N Burke Dr
ZIP: 60004
(847) 398-4275
Primary
Total Enrollment 550
J W Riley Elem School
1209 E Burr Oak Dr
ZIP: 60004
(847) 670-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
James Whitcomb Riley School
1209 E Burr Oak Dr
ZIP: 60004
(847) 670-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 10
John Hersey High School
1900 E Thomas St
ZIP: 60004
(847) 718-4800
High
Total Enrollment 1946
Miner School
1101 E Miner St
ZIP: 60004
(847) 463-8400
High
Total Enrollment 92
Olive-mary Stitt School
303 E Olive St
ZIP: 60004
(847) 398-4282
Primary
Total Enrollment 599
Patton Elem School
1616 N Patton Ave
ZIP: 60004
(847) 398-4288
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Thomas Middle School
1430 N Belmont Ave
ZIP: 60004
(847) 398-4260
Middle
Total Enrollment 914
Timber Ridge School
201 S Evanston Ave
ZIP: 60004
(847) 463-8300
Primary
Total Enrollment 78
Windsor Elementary School
1315 E Miner St
ZIP: 60004
(847) 398-4297
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Dryden Elem School
722 S Dryden Pl
ZIP: 60005
(847) 398-4280
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Juliette Low Elem School
1530 S Highland Ave
ZIP: 60005
(847) 593-4383
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Newcomer Center
2121 S Goebbert Rd
ZIP: 60005
(847) 718-7937
Other
Total Enrollment 34
South Middle School
400 S Highland Ave
ZIP: 60005
(847) 398-4250
Middle
Total Enrollment 867
The Academy At Forest View
2121 S Goebbert Rd
ZIP: 60005
(847) 718-7771
High
Total Enrollment 73
Vanguard School
2121 S Goebbert Rd
ZIP: 60005
(847) 718-7870
High
Total Enrollment 86
Westgate Elem School
500 S Dwyer Ave
ZIP: 60005
(847) 398-4292
Primary
Total Enrollment 618

Arlington Heights Private Schools

A Mother's Touch Creative Learning Center
125 N Dryden Ave
ZIP: 60004
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Bright Horizons
3523 N Kennicott Ave
ZIP: 60004
Elementary
Total Enrollment 80
Bright Horizons At Motorola-arlington Hts
1441 W Shure Dr
ZIP: 60004
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Flower Garden Nursery School & Daycare Center
2420 E Rand Rd
ZIP: 60004
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Northwest Suburban Montessori School
800 N Fernandez Ave
ZIP: 60004
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
St James School
820 N Arlington Heights Rd
ZIP: 60004
Elementary
Total Enrollment 414
St Peter Lutheran School
111 W Olive St
ZIP: 60004
Elementary
Total Enrollment 289
St Viator High School
1213 E Oakton St
ZIP: 60004
Secondary
Total Enrollment 988
Arlington Montessori School
2025 S Goebbert Rd
ZIP: 60005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Laureate Day School
2525 E Oakton St
ZIP: 60005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
Metropolitan Preparatory Schools
2525 E Oakton St Ste D47
ZIP: 60005
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 121
Our Lady Of The Wayside School
432 S Mitchell Ave
ZIP: 60005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 563
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