South Barrington is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,993 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 95.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, South Barrington is a village of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in South Barrington who work in management occupations (21.73%), office and administrative support (19.30%), and sales jobs (12.73%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in South Barrington telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 16.51% 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.
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.
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.
One downside of living in South Barrington, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.54 minutes every day commuting to work.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to South Barrington, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. South Barrington is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 70.08% 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 South Barrington in 2010 was $61,615, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $246,460 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 28.00% 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 Korean.