Lake Barrington is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,879 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lake Barrington is the 339th largest community in Illinois.
Lake Barrington home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Lake Barrington real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Lake Barrington is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 90.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lake Barrington is a village of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Barrington who work in management occupations (23.59%), sales jobs (17.66%), and office and administrative support (11.77%).
Of important note, Lake Barrington is also a village of artists. Lake Barrington has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Lake Barrington’s character.
Also of interest is that Lake 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 Lake Barrington telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 16.70% 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.
Lake 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, Lake Barrington’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Lake Barrington, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.33 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 Lake Barrington, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Lake 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, Lake Barrington is a pretty powerful place. 60.02% of the adults in Lake 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 Lake Barrington in 2010 was $67,237, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $268,948 for a family of four.
The people who call Lake Barrington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake Barrington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lake Barrington include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Lake Barrington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.