Barrington is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 6,817 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Barrington is the 271st largest community in New Jersey.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Barrington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Barrington is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Barrington who work in office and administrative support (17.14%), management occupations (12.27%), and teaching (9.48%).
Even though Barrington is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The overall education level of Barrington is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.82% of adults 25 and older in the borough have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Barrington in 2010 was $31,835, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,340 for a family of four. However, Barrington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Barrington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Barrington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Barrington include Italian, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Barrington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.