South Barrington, IL
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South Barrington is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,981 people and two constituent neighborhoods, South Barrington is the 346th largest community in Illinois.

South Barrington home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but South Barrington real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

South Barrington is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 98.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, South Barrington is a village of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in South Barrington who work in management occupations (25.65%), office and administrative support (20.99%), and sales jobs (11.77%).

Also of interest is that South Barrington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.10% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

In addition, South Barrington is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

South 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, South Barrington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in South Barrington, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.84 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in South Barrington. 74.04% 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 South Barrington in 2010 was $68,851, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $275,404 for a family of four.

South Barrington is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call South Barrington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Barrington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in South Barrington include Irish, Polish, German, English, and Italian.

South Barrington also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 29.70%.

The most common language spoken in South Barrington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Chinese.


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