North Barrington is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 3,036 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 95.13% 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 (27.26%), sales jobs (15.89%) and business and financial occupations (11.58%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in North Barrington telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.12% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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
Because of many things, North Barrington is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, North Barrington really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is North Barrington perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in North Barrington is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In North Barrington, the average commute to work is 34.72 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Despite being a small village, North Barrington has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.