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.
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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making North Barrington a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, North Barrington has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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.
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.
In North Barrington, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though North Barrington is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.