The ‘village’ of Arlington Heights IL
The ‘village’ of Arlington Heights IL lies in Cook County, where over 40 percent of Illinois resident’s lives. Arlington Heights alone is the most populous community in the US with over 75 thousand inhabitants as of 2010. It was incorporated as a village, and has populations comparable with the nearby Illinois villages of Bolingbrook and Palatine.
This Chicago suburb lies 25 miles northwest of the Chicago downtown. Arlington Heights is known for its Memorial Library with one of the state’s largest collections, and the Arlington Park Race Track. It is the home of the Arlington Million which is a Grade 1 flat horse race and qualifying event for the Breeder’s cup. The Breeder’s Cup Classic was hosted here in 2002.
Population density and racial profile
According to the 2000 census, the population of Arlington Heights was 76,031, which fell to 75,101 by the 2010 census. The number of households in 2000 were 30,763 and 20,518 families lived in the village. The population density that year was 7,633.3 per square mile. There were also 131,725 housing units recorded that year at a density of 11,933.3 per square mile.
The majority of Arlington Heights residents, 90.56 percent according to the 2000 census, were Whites. A significant Asian population of 5.98 percent and 4.46 percent Latinos and Hispanics were the next most numerous communities. African Americans made up 0.96 percent of the village residents, while 0.08 percent were Native Americans and 0.04 percent were Pacific Islanders. The remaining 1.19 percent of the locals were from other races.
As of 2011, there was also a significant Japanese community in the village, since there are several Japanese companies such as Mori Seiki with their US headquarters in the neighboring Illinois village of Schaumburg and the upper middle class suburban city of Hoffman Estates.
In 2000, 30,763 households were recorded in the village. Of these households, 99.2 percent had children below 18 and 63 percent were single-female households with no husband present. 58.4 percent were married couples who lived together and non-families made up 33.3 percent of all households. Individuals made up 29.0 percent of all households while 15 percent households were those of single individuals above the age of 65. The average household had 2.44 people and 3.05 was the average family size.
According to age-based profiling, Arlington Heights was found to be home to a majority population (29.8 percent) of residents between the ages of 25 and 44. 25.0 percent of the village residents were between 45 and 64, 23.1 percent were below 18 and 16.1 percent were 65 or older. Only 6.0 percent of the local population residing in the village was between the ages of 18 and 24. The median age of the locals was 40 years.