Lake Barrington, IL
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Lake Barrington is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,966 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 95.18% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lake Barrington is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Barrington who work in management occupations (22.65%), sales jobs (16.12%), and business and financial occupations (8.73%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Lake Barrington telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.40% 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.

Because of many things, Lake Barrington is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Lake Barrington really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lake Barrington perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 34.70 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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Lake Barrington, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Lake Barrington is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 62.45% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Lake Barrington in 2010 was $63,160, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $252,640 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 Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

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

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