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 96.90% 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 office and administrative support (20.38%), management occupations (20.03%), and healthcare (17.54%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.70% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
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.
If knowledge is power, South Barrington is a pretty powerful place. 76.01% 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 $72,979, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $291,916 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 German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of South Barrington's cultural character, accounting for 25.64% 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.