Arlington Heights is a highly diverse neighborhood in Central Los Angeles, California,
Adjacent with Koreatown to the north, Harvard Heights to the east, Jefferson Park to the south and Mid-City to the west. Arlington Heights is bounded by Olympic Boulevard, Gramercy Place, Santa Monica Freeway and Crenshaw Boulevard on the north, east, south and west respectively.
According to the United States census of 2000, 22,096 inhabitants in 1.03 square-mile made Arlington Heights heavily crowded neighborhood in the county and city. The number increased to 23,330 by 2008 with median age 31 which is an average figure for both the city and the county.
Arlington Heights is considered “highly diverse” neighborhood in the city with very low percentage of whites. In 2000, ethnic breakdown was: Latinos, 56.6%; blacks, 24.5%; Asians, 12.9%; whites, 4.7%; and others, 1.2%.
Median household income was lowest in the county and city as the number was $31,421 in 2008. A household, on average contained 3 members. Landlord dislikes to live in the neighborhood and this is apparently the reason of the fact that a high number of the housing stock, apartments and houses were occupied by the renters, the percentage was 81.6% whereas the owners held 18.4%.
By 2000, 13.9% residents aged 25 and older held four-year degree along with a high percentage of residents with less than a high school diploma. A technology center for adults, two middle schools and three other schools are serving education to Arlington Heights.
- Los Angeles Technology Center, LAUSD adult education, 3721 Washington Boulevard
- Pio Pico Middle School, LAUSD, 1512 South Arlington Avenue
- Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Middle School, LAUSD, 4066 West Johnnie Cochran Vista
- Arlington Heights Elementary School, LAUSD, 1717 Seventh Avenue
- St. Paul’s Elementary School, private, 1908 South Bronson Avenue
- Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac Preschool and Kindergarten, private, 4001 Venice Boulevard