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 93.21% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lake Barrington is a village of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Barrington who work in management occupations (21.82%), sales jobs (13.01%), and business and financial occupations (12.88%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.02% 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.
Because of many things, Lake Barrington is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Lake Barrington a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Lake Barrington has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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.
The village is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Lake Barrington has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Lake Barrington a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In Lake Barrington, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.45 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 Lake 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.
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 60.52% 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 $65,722, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $262,888 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 Other Indo-European.