Barrington is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 10,373 people and just one neighborhood, Barrington is the 217th largest community in Illinois.
Real Estate Prices
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.
Occupations and Workforce
Barrington is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 94.91% 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 (22.61%), sales jobs (18.12%) and office and administrative support (11.60%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.59% 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
In addition, Barrington is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
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, Barrington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Barrington, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.15 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 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.