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 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.
A relatively large number of people in North Barrington telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.74% 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
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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In North Barrington, the average commute to work is 34.25 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.
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.