South Barrington, IL
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South Barrington is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,892 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 93.15% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, South Barrington is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Barrington who work in management occupations (20.28%), office and administrative support (19.62%), and healthcare (15.86%).

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: 12.23% 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.

Because of many things, South Barrington is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, South Barrington really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is South Barrington perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in South Barrington. 77.09% 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 $74,273, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $297,092 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 Polish, Irish, Italian, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of South Barrington's cultural character, accounting for 23.35% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in South Barrington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Gujarathi and Polish.

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