Demographics

Favorable Demographics of Arlington Heights

Ideal Location:  Ideal Location: Location is a key reason why Arlington Heights has become one of Chicagoland’s largest suburbs and why nearly 78,000 residents and thousands of companies call this community home. Arlington Heights is easily accessible by land, air and commuter rail: minutes off four major expressways, just eight miles northwest of O’Hare International Airport and only 45 minutes from downtown Chicago. Regular stops at Arlington Heights’ two Metra train stations get business commuters to downtown Chicago in 33 minutes during rush hour.

Area: 16 Square Miles
County: Cook
Government: Council-Manager
Population:          77,676 (2021 CMAP Data) 

Income: $96,340 median household income (2015-2019 U.S. Census five-year estimate) 
$51,450 per capita income (2015-2019 U.S. Census five-year estimate)

Housing: 31,782 housing units (2020 U.S. Census)
75% owner-occupied
25% renter-occupied

Employment: 39,104 Unemployment Insurance-covered jobs


Office Development: Over 5 million square feet including major office complexes and headquarters

Industrial/Flex Development: Over 5 million square feet with three industrial corridors

Retail Development: Over 5 million square feet, conducting more than $1.2 billion in annual retail sales 

Lodging: Nine national chain Hotels and Motels
One boutique hotel (under construction)
Nearly 1,700 rooms

Restaurants: Approximately 200 Establishments