Arlington Heights, Illinois

Arlington Heights, Illinois lies about 25 miles northwest of Chicago's downtown Loop. The population was 75,101 at the 2010 census. It is the most populous community in the United States incorporated as a village, although it is not far ahead of its nearby neighboring villages of Schaumburg, Bolingbrook and Palatine. It is located in parts of both Cook and Lake Counties.

Arlington Heights is best known throughout the Chicago area as home of the Arlington Park Race Track. Every summer the thoroughbred racetrack hosts the Arlington Million, a Breeder’s Cup qualifying event, and the track delights the community with its yearly Fourth of July fireworks. With its own Metra station, Arlington Park Race Track is easily accessible by car or train.

The village is also home to the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, which has one of the largest collections in Illinois. Arlington Heights also has its own Metra station, which provides train travel to downtown Chicago and other suburbs. Zip codes in Arlington Heights are 60004, 60005 and 60006. Top employers are the Village of Arlington Park, Northwest Community Hospital, Township High School District 214, Nokia Solutions, Lutheran Home, the Daily Herald newspaper and Alexian Brothers Health System.

At the 2010 census, the racial makeup of the village was 90.56% white, 0.96% African-American, 0.08% Native American, 5.98% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.19% from other races and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic residents of any race were 4.46% of the population.

There were 30,763 households, of which 99.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 63% had a female head of household with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. Of all households, 29% were made up of individuals and 15% were an individual living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.05.

Among residents, 23.1% are under the age of 18, 6.0% are from 18 to 24, 29.8% are from 25 to 44, 25.0% are from 45 to 64, and 16.1% are 65 years of age or older. The median age in Arlington Heights is 40 years.

Estimated median household income in Arlington Heights is $71,825, compared to $55,127 statewide. The median home value in Arlington Heights is $286,100 compared to $170,600 statewide. Median gross residential rent is $1,103 per month.

Public elementary schools and middle schools in Arlington Heights are primarily operated by Arlington Heights School District 25. Parts of the village are also served by Prospect Heights School District 23, Wheeling School District 21, Elk Grove School District 59 and Consolidated School District 15. Public high schools are operated by Township High School District 21.

Arlington Heights Village Hall is located at 33 S. Arlington Heights Road. The main phone number is 847.368.5000.

The village was first settled in 1835. In 1853, William Dunton, originally from Oswego, New York, persuaded the Illinois & Wisconsin Railroad to make a stop here, and the railroad laid out a town called Dunton. German farmers from Saxony arrived in the area during the 1840s. By the late 1850s the area had become noted for its truck farms, sending dairy products as well as vegetables to Chicago on the railroad.

The little town grew, acquiring a blacksmith, a cheese factory, a hardware store, and a hotel. It incorporated as Arlington Heights in 1887, when its population numbered about 1,000. Most were farmers, but they were joined by others who worked in Chicago because Arlington Heights was an early commuter suburb.

By 1900, Arlington Heights had about 1,400 inhabitants, and it continued to grow slowly with a good many farms and greenhouses after World War II. By then Arlington Heights was also known for its racetrack, founded in 1927 by the California millionaire H. D. “Curly” Brown upon land formerly consisting of 12 farms.

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