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Arlington Heights
Neighborhood of Los Angeles
Boundaries of Arlington Heights as drawn by the Los Angeles Times
Boundaries of Arlington Heights as drawn by the Los Angeles Times
Country United States
State California
City Los Angeles

Arlington Heights is a densely populated, highly diverse neighborhood in Central Los Angeles, California, where most people live in rented homes or apartments. Within it lies the Historic Preservation Overlay Zone of Country Club Park. There are a technology center for adults, two middle schools, three other schools and a public library.

Geography

Arlington Heights is flanked by Koreatown to the north, Harvard Heights to the east, Jefferson Park to the south and Mid-City to the west. The neighborhood is bounded on the north by Olympic Boulevard, on the east by Gramercy Place, on the south by the Santa Monica Freeway and on the west by Crenshaw Boulevard.

Country Club Park

Country Club Park is a historic residential area in the northwestern section of Arlington Heights, bounded by Olympic Boulevard, Crenshaw Boulevard, Pico Boulevard, and Western Avenue. It is also a designated Los Angeles Historic Preservation Overlay Zone, with a large number of buildings dating to the earliest phases of Los Angeles’ development westwards in the 1900s to 1930s.

Adjacent neighborhoods

Relation of Arlington Heights to other communities:

Population

The 2000 U.S. census counted 22,096 residents in the 1.03-square-mile neighborhood—an average of 21,423 people per square mile, among the highest population densities in the county. In 2008, the city estimated that the population had increased to 23,330. The median age for residents was 31, about average for both the city and the county.

Arlington Heights was said to be "highly diverse" when compared to the city at large. The ethnic breakdown in 2000 was: Latinos, 56.6%; blacks, 24.5%; Asians, 12.9%; whites, 4.7%; and others, 1.2%. Mexico (34,9%) and El Salvador (20.2%) were the most common places of birth for the 49.8% of the residents who were born abroad, a figure that was considered high in comparison with foreign-born in the city as a whole.

The median household income in 2008 dollars was $31,421, considered low for both the city and the county. The percentage of households earning $20,000 or less was high, compared to the county at large. The household size of three people was just about average for Los Angeles. Renters occupied 81.6% of the housing units, and home- or apartment owners the rest.

The percentages of never-married men (42.4%) and never-married women (35.9%) were among the county's highest. The census found 1,165 families headed by single parents, the 23.5% rate being considered high for both the city and the county.

Landmarks and attractions

  • Jewel's Catch One - Opened in 1973 on Pico Boulevard, a few blocks[quantify] east of Crenshaw Boulevard, it was the nation's first black gay and lesbian disco.

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