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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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The location of Arlington Heights

Welcome to Arlington Heights ...

The village of Arlington Heights is primarily located in Cook County. A portion of Arlington Heights extends into Lake County.

The location of Arlington Heights has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Arlington Heights: AHR-ling-tuhn<2>

A typical abbreviation for Arlington Heights: Arlington Hts. (in Canada, 'Hgts.' is the more common abbreviation.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Arlington Heights has a population of 75,634 people<3> (see below for details).

Arlington Heights is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Arlington Heights lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Arlington Heights: (847) & (224)<5>

The ZIP codes for Arlington Heights: 60004-60006<6>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Arlington Heights had a population of 75,101 people. This makes Arlington Heights the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Arlington Heights represents 0.59% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 75,101 people, the population of Arlington Heights decreased 1.22% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 76,031 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Arlington Heights had an population of 75,634 people. This is an increase of 0.71% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.52% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Arlington Heights.

Communities near Arlington Heights ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<7>.

Community   2017
Elgin   [Map]   112,456   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Elmhurst   [Map]   46,662   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Evanston   [Map]   74,756   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Glenview   [Map]   47,659   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hoffman Estates   [Map]   51,567   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Oak Park   [Map]   52,261   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Arlington Heights.

Communities Also Named Arlington Heights ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Illinois communities named Arlington Heights: This one is located in Cook County and the other is located in Sangamon County.

Beyond Illinois, there are 19 communities that are also named Arlington Heights - they are located in California, Connecticut, Florida (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Ohio (3), Pennsylvania, Texas (3), Utah, Virginia (2) and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Arlington Heights.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Arlington Heights. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Arlington Heights. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Arlington Heights. Our list includes 28 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Arlington Heights:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Arlington Heights ...

Looking for more information about Arlington Heights? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Arlington Heights, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Arlington Heights.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Arlington Heights. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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The official website for State of Illinois:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Arlington Heights. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Arlington Heights.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arlington Heights - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Area code (224) is an overlay for area code (847).

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<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Arlington Heights). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Arlington Heights or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Arlington Heights includes: 60004, 60005 & 60006.

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<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arlington Heights) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Arlington Heights. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Arlington Heights

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arlington Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0955, Longitude: -87.9825     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Arlington Heights have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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