North Barrington is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 3,029 people and just one neighborhood, North Barrington is the 422nd largest community in Illinois.
Real Estate Prices
North Barrington home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but North Barrington real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
North Barrington is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 94.75% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, North Barrington is a village of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Barrington who work in management occupations (29.11%), sales jobs (13.70%) and healthcare (10.91%).
Also of interest is that North Barrington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.74% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
North Barrington is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, North Barrington’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in North Barrington, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.25 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though North Barrington is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.