Lake Barrington, IL
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Lake Barrington is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,868 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.

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.

One downside of living in Lake Barrington, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.76 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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 64.65% 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 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.


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