Port Barrington is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 1,508 people and just one neighborhood, Port Barrington is the 545th largest community in Illinois.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some villages, Port Barrington isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Port Barrington are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Port Barrington is a village of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Barrington who work in management occupations (15.76%), sales jobs (14.45%) and office and administrative support (10.03%).
Also of interest is that Port 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 Port Barrington telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.33% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Port Barrington is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Port Barrington is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Port 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, Port Barrington has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Port Barrington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Port Barrington, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 40.14 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.
Despite being a small village, Port 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.