Arlington Heights, Illinois Population 2020

74,593

Arlington Heights is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. With a 2020 population of 74,593, it is the 14th largest city in Illinois and the 486th largest city in the United States. Arlington Heights is currently declining at a rate of -0.44% annually and its population has decreased by -0.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 75,101 in 2010. Arlington Heights reached it's highest population of 76,190 in 2014. Spanning over 17 miles, Arlington Heights has a population density of 4,492 people per square mile.

The average household income in Arlington Heights is $117,036 with a poverty rate of 4.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,350 per month, and the median house value is $350,000. The median age in Arlington Heights is 44.1 years, 42.2 years for males, and 46.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.8 males.

Arlington Heights Il Demographics

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

  • White: 84.71%
  • Asian: 10.00%
  • Other race: 1.86%
  • Two or more races: 1.69%
  • Black or African American: 1.52%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Arlington Heights, Illinois is 74,593, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 75,249. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 75,101.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White64,14784.71%
Asian7,56910.00%
Some Other Race1,4111.86%
Two or More Races1,2831.69%
Black or African American1,1481.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native1020.13%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander640.08%

Arlington Heights Il Population Pyramid 2020

Arlington Heights Il Median Age

44.1


Total

42.2


Male

46.1


Female

Arlington Heights Il Adults

There are 59,767 adults, (15,084 of whom are seniors) in Arlington Heights Il.

Arlington Heights Il Age Dependency

69.5

Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Arlington Heights Il Sex Ratio

Female

39,069

51.59%

Male

36,655

48.41%

Arlington Heights Il Households and Families

Arlington Heights Il Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Arlington Heights Il Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.2%16.8%
All74.4%25.6%
Female66.9%33.1%
Male65.2%34.8%
Non Family61.6%38.4%

74.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All31,0702.4174.4
Married17,8473.0883.2
Non Family10,7241.1861.6
Female1,8302.8666.9
Male6692.965.2

3.03

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Arlington Heights Il Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2092.16%
9th to 12th Grade1,1001.96%
High School Graduate8,62915.41%
Some College9,29916.61%
Associates Degree3,5156.28%
Bachelors Degree20,11135.92%
Graduate Degree12,12321.65%

Arlington Heights Il Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White46,80845,49226,781
Asian5,5325,2994,335
Hispanic2,5421,821734
Other Race848492200
Black793754228
Multiple Races515493258
Native American7575
Islander6426

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 78.36%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$55,703$70,588$44,318
Less Than High School$26,882$31,354$19,821
High School Grad$31,969$41,300$24,905
Some College$42,094$52,772$35,704
Bachelors Degree$66,616$82,784$49,141
Graduate Degree$85,545$104,880$70,051

$55,703

Average Earnings

$70,588

Average Male

$44,318

Average Female

Arlington Heights Il Language

Arlington Heights Il Language by Age

Arlington Heights Il Language

74.81% of Arlington Heights Il residents speak only English, while 25.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 14.19% of the population.

Arlington Heights Il Poverty

Arlington Heights Il Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White61,2662,5854.22%
Asian7,5383604.78%
Hispanic4,1822205.26%
Black1,09118216.68%
Other1,4111309.21%
Multiple1,2051149.46%

4.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.70%

Male Poverty Rate

5.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arlington Heights Il

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arlington Heights Il is Black, with 16.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arlington Heights Il is White, with 4.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.36%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.89%
Some College6.22%
High School6.13%
Bachelors or Greater3.40%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed25.63%
Female Unemployed15.47%
Female Employed2.85%
Male Employed1.56%

Arlington Heights Il Income

Arlington Heights Il Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$90,835$117,036
Families$118,547$143,492
Married Families$127,600-
Non Families$50,917$65,582

Arlington Heights Il Marital Status

Arlington Heights Il Marital Status

Marriage Rates

59.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.2%

Male Marriage Rate

57.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Arlington Heights Il Married by Age and Sex

Arlington Heights Il 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 Il Marital Status by Race

Arlington Heights Il Veterans

3,087

Number of Veterans

2,875

Male Veterans

212

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam928
Korea565
World War II469
First Gulf War336
Second Gulf War256
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,8945.63%
Asian1292.23%
Hispanic732.47%
2 or More447.63%
Black202.35%

$Arlington Heights Il Veterans by Education

6.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arlington Heights Il Employment Status

66.5%

Labor Force Participation

64.2%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Arlington Heights Il Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

64.10%

Born in Illinois

81.26%

Native Born

18.74%

Foreign Born

8.37%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

81.26% of Arlington Heights Il residents were born in the United States, with 64.10% having been born in Illinois. 8.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202074,593-328-0.44%
201974,921-328-0.44%
201875,249-287-0.38%
201775,536-328-0.43%
201675,864-181-0.24%
201576,045-145-0.19%
201476,190390.05%
201376,1512130.28%
201275,9384040.53%
201175,5342780.37%
201075,256-775-0.10%
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%