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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Barrington is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 10,455. Barrington is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Barrington offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Barrington there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Barrington and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Barrington are highly rated.
About Barrington...
Population
10,455

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$492,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,316
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Barrington Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    49
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    29
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    78
    500
  • Theft
    912
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Barrington

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$111,528
National
$55,322

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Barrington Reviews

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Barrington is a very family friendly neighborhood. There is very minimal crime and can go anywhere and not have to worry about robbery or theft. They have great breakfast and dinner places, but could use a better variety. The school system is very good. You will get a quality education with many opportunities to experience while you attend BHS. If you like architecture there is some pretty cool designs in downtown Barrington. Overall, a great place to live if you can afford it, because most of the houses are pretty expensive.
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A great small community with a great atmosphere in the "Downtown" area. A good selection of excellent restaurants are within walking distance of anyone that lives with in the village, and schools with some of the greatest resources and classroom atmospheres in the country. The only reason I give 4 stars in because of the village government which has done not much but try to make themselves more popular, mainly Village President Karen Darch, who has already been in office for 16 1/2 years. But otherwise one of the best communities in the midwestern United States.
Barrington is a quaint town dating back to the 1800's. It was once known as a horse town. Today, it is very diverse and expansive. There is something for everyone, shopping, hiking, supportive schools, calm coffee shops, a resourceful library etc. Overall, there are five towns that fall under the Barrington city boundaries. Being large does not stop Barrington from being united, however. Downtown is where everyone congregates daily. If one really feels adventurous, a train station lies in the heart of the town that can take one all the way to Chicago for more fun.