South Barrington, IL
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South Barrington is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,996 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 96.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, South Barrington is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Barrington who work in management occupations (21.93%), office and administrative support (14.69%), and healthcare (12.54%).

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: 14.12% 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.

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In South Barrington, the average commute to work is 32.57 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in South Barrington. 65.77% 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 2018 was $59,743, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $238,972 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, German, Italian, and English.

South Barrington also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 28.70%.

The most common language spoken in South Barrington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Korean.


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