Barry is a very small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 1,274 people and just one neighborhood, Barry is the 580th largest community in Illinois. Barry has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Barry, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.64% of Barry’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Barry is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Barry who work in office and administrative support (13.86%), sales jobs (11.61%) and healthcare (6.37%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Barry’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Barry has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Barry has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Barry than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Barry may be for you.
Being a small city, Barry does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.