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", 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, South Barrington is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making South 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, South Barrington has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, South Barrington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In South Barrington, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.84 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
If knowledge is power, South Barrington is a pretty powerful place. 74.04% of the adults in South Barrington have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of South Barrington's cultural character, accounting for 29.70% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in South Barrington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Chinese.