Barrington is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 16,053 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Barrington is the 21st largest community in Rhode Island.
Housing costs in Barrington are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Rhode Island.
Barrington is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.84% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Barrington is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Barrington who work in management occupations (16.18%), healthcare (12.14%), and teaching (10.99%).
Also of interest is that Barrington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, 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.
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 town’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, Barrington’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One of the nice things about Barrington is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Barrington, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Barrington is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 69.13% 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 Barrington in 2018 was $65,777, which is wealthy relative to Rhode Island and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $263,108 for a family of four.
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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Barrington include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Portuguese.
The most common language spoken in Barrington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.