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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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Welcome to Arlington Heights ...

The pronunciation of Arlington Heights: AHR-ling-tuhn<1>

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Arlington Heights has a population of 75,525 people<2> (see below for details).

Arlington Heights is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Arlington Heights: (847) & (224)<4>

The ZIP codes for Arlington Heights: 60004-60006<5>

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 total 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 (that had a count of 76,031 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Arlington Heights had an population of 75,525 people. This is an increase of 0.56% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.67% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Arlington Heights ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Arlington Heights and not the distance if driven.<6>.

Community   2016
Elgin   [Map]   112,123   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Elmhurst   [Map]   46,387   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Evanston   [Map]   74,895   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Glenview   [Map]   47,475   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hoffman Estates   [Map]   51,738   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Oak Park   [Map]   51,774   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 that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Arlington Heights. We make it easy to see an overhead 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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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 and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Arlington Heights.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Arlington Heights. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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.

The official website for Cook County: www.co.cook.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: www.illinois.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should 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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<2>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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<3>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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<4>Area code (224) is an overlay for area code (847). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Arlington Heights.

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<5>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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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Arlington Heights. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), 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 that we are using 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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<7>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Arlington Heights.