A small city in Illinois, Arlington Heights has just over 76,000 residents. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (19%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. With an average age of just over 42, the city's residents skew older than most cities in Illinois. Most Arlington Heights residents own their homes, and 24% of residents rent. Relatively high rent costs may be a contributing factor, as the average rent of $1,317 a month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,052.
Arlington Heights has a high number of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 13% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Furthermore, 25% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are five primary industries in Arlington Heights: retail, manufacturing, healthcare, education, and scientific. Combined, these industries make up 31% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in management, making it the top profession in the city. Arlington Heights workers earn an average annual income of around $103K, more than the Illinois average. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.
Averaging about 33 minutes, Arlington Heights's commute time is longer than around 80% of cities in Illinois. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing mode of getting to work, selected by 44% of workers, while public transportation is used by only 4% of the population. Few commuters walk to work.