Barrington, IL
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Living in Barrington

Barrington is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 10,722 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Barrington is the 216th largest community in Illinois.

Barrington home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Barrington real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Barrington is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 93.65% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Barrington is a village of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Barrington who work in management occupations (21.82%), sales jobs (19.49%), and business and financial occupations (11.99%).

Also of interest is that 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: 15.95% 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.

Because of many things, Barrington is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making 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, Barrington has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Barrington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Barrington, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.19 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.

In Barrington, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Barrington is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Barrington is a pretty powerful place. 69.90% of the adults in Barrington have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Barrington in 2018 was $64,507, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $258,028 for a family of four.

Barrington is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Barrington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Barrington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Barrington include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Barrington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.