North Barrington is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 3,047 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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.12% 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
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.
In North Barrington, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.72 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
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.