Arlington Heights, Illinois Population 2021

74,048
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Arlington Heights is a city located in Cook County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 74,048, it is the 13th largest city in Illinois and the 493rd largest city in the United States . Arlington Heights is currently declining at a rate of -0.48% annually and its population has decreased by -1.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 75,101 in 2010. Arlington Heights reached it's highest population of 76,145 in 2014. Spanning over 17 miles, Arlington Heights has a population density of 4,459 people per square mile.

The average household income in Arlington Heights is $123,877 with a poverty rate of 3.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,368 per month, and the median house value is $358,300. The median age in Arlington Heights is 44.5 years, 42.5 years for males, and 46.7 years for females.

Arlington Heights Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Arlington Heights was:

  • White: 84.19%
  • Asian: 10.16%
  • Other race: 1.98%
  • Two or more races: 1.76%
  • Black or African American: 1.75%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Arlington Heights, Illinois is 74,048 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 75,116.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 75,101.

Arlington Heights, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White63,55184.19%
Asian7,66710.16%
Some Other Race1,4971.98%
Two or More Races1,3261.76%
Black or African American1,3231.75%
American Indian and Alaska Native640.08%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander540.07%
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Arlington Heights Population by Race

Arlington Heights Population Pyramid $2021

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Arlington Heights Median Age

44.5


Total

42.5


Male

46.7


Female

Arlington Heights Adults

There are 59,286 adults, (14,916 of whom are seniors) in Arlington Heights.

Arlington Heights Age Dependency

70.1

Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Arlington Heights Sex Ratio

Female

38,543

51.06%

Male

36,939

48.94%

Arlington Heights Population by Age

Arlington Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Arlington Heights Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.7%16.3%
All74.6%25.4%
Female70.2%29.8%
Male68.5%31.5%
Non Family60.4%39.6%

74.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Arlington Heights Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,8382.4274.6
Married17,8483.0883.7
Non Family10,5281.1960.4
Female1,7902.9570.2
Male6722.9268.5

3.03

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

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Arlington Heights Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2022.16%
9th to 12th Grade1,0011.80%
High School Graduate8,49615.24%
Some College8,99616.14%
Associates Degree3,7476.72%
Bachelors Degree20,08336.03%
Graduate Degree12,21821.92%
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Arlington Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Arlington Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White46,08744,91726,563
Asian5,6095,4394,396
Hispanic2,8122,019884
Other Race884472163
Black864818298
2+ Races579531267
Islander5420
Native American88

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 78.37%.

Arlington Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$59,433$75,824$47,159
Less Than 9th Grade$30,943$35,226$26,080
High School Graduate$33,468$40,558$29,081
Some College$42,231$52,560$33,871
Bachelors Degree$72,254$88,219$51,959
Graduate Degree$88,158$104,682$73,221

$59,433

Average Earnings

$75,824

Average Male

$47,159

Average Female

Arlington Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Arlington Heights Language by Age

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Arlington Heights Language

73.75% of Arlington Heights residents speak only English, while 26.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 14.45% of the population.

Arlington Heights Language

Arlington Heights Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White60,1152,2353.72%
Asian7,6423344.37%
Hispanic4,7501613.39%
Black1,27113610.70%
Multiple1,255997.89%
Other1,497674.48%

3.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.68%

Male Poverty Rate

5.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arlington Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arlington Heights is Black, with 10.70% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arlington Heights is Hispanic, with 3.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.53%.

Arlington Heights Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.61%
Some College5.89%
High School5.12%
Bachelors or Greater3.33%

Arlington Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed30.12%
Male Unemployed26.32%
Female Employed2.90%
Male Employed1.07%

Arlington Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Arlington Heights Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$96,340$123,877
Families$122,964$151,656
Married Families$131,250-
Non Families$54,107$68,941
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Income by Household Type

Arlington Heights Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.5%

Male Marriage Rate

58.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Arlington Heights Married by Age and Sex

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Arlington Heights Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Arlington Heights Marital Status by Race

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Arlington Heights Marital Status

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3,042

Number of Veterans

2,845

Male Veterans

197

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,046
Korea475
First Gulf War308
World War II292
Second Gulf War243

Arlington Heights Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,465
65 to 74778
35 to 54418
55 to 64259
18 to 34122

Arlington Heights Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,9115.73%
Hispanic1233.80%
Asian671.15%
2+ Races457.15%
Black191.97%

Arlington Heights Veterans by Race

Arlington Heights Veterans by Education

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6.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arlington Heights Veterans by Education

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66.5%

Labor Force Participation

64.3%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Arlington Heights Employment by Age

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Arlington Heights Employment by Race

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Arlington Heights Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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63.90%

Born in Arlington Heights

80.46%

Native Born

19.54%

Foreign Born

8.77%

Non Citizen

10.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.46% of Arlington Heights residents were born in the United States, with 63.90% having been born in Illinois. 8.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Arlington Heights Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202174,048-356-0.48%
202074,404-356-0.48%
201974,760-356-0.47%
201875,116-357-0.47%
201775,473-322-0.42%
201675,795-192-0.25%
201575,987-158-0.21%
201476,145290.04%
201376,1161980.26%
201275,9183900.52%
201175,5282760.37%
201075,252-779-0.10%
200076,0315710.08%
199075,4609,3441.33%
198066,1161,0580.16%
197065,05837,1808.84%
196027,87819,11012.26%
19508,7683,1004.46%
19405,6686711.27%
19304,9973,5974.33%
19001,4000.00%

Arlington Heights Population by Year