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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  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 dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Barrington there are a lot of coffee shops and 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
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Barrington Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    9.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    87.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,078.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    38.9
    284

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
A-
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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We moved to Barrington from a different Chicago suburb a few years ago and we are so happy with our decision. The best place to live is in “The Village”, walking distance to the Metra station and downtown area. Commuting to downtown Chicago is convenient via Metra or I-90. The village could do better attracting more diverse dining and entertainment options but overall we have been satisfied with the town’s amenities. I can walk to Jewel, Starbucks & Cook Street Coffee, various restaurants, a movie theatre, my children’s elementary school, shops, salons, parks, and more. Traffic can be terrible here which is all the more reason to live in the walkable downtown core. There are many beautiful, historic homes in the town which add to its charm. The schools are excellent and we love our neighborhood elementary school (Hough). Everyone is friendly and down to earth.
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I have spent 6 years going from carpentersville to barrington for my education and I believe that i have gotten many opportunities and I have also meant different people around the community but there have been incidents that should have not happened but they did. overall barrington is a very close community and enjoy supporting their schools!
I like how Barrington is a fun sized town that has lots to offer. The residents here are very kind, and there’s so much to do in just one simple day. The school system is very good and continues to challenge any student from grades K-12. Overall, Barrington is a great town to live in, and I’m blessed to be apart of it.