Lake Barrington is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,868 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lake Barrington is the 339th largest community in Illinois.
Lake Barrington real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Lake Barrington house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Lake Barrington is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 87.12% 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 (22.66%), sales jobs (16.73%), and office and administrative support (10.58%).
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.
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 20.81% 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.
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.
One downside of living in Lake Barrington is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lake Barrington, the average commute to work is 33.76 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Despite being a small village, Lake Barrington has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Lake Barrington. 64.65% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Lake Barrington in 2018 was $70,917, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $283,668 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.