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South Barrington is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 4,829. South Barrington is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in South Barrington offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In South Barrington there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in South Barrington and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in South Barrington are highly rated.
About South Barrington...
Population
4,829

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$814,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    1%
  • Own
    99%
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South Barrington Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    20
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    40
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    101
    500
  • Theft
    1,207
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    40
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    4%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    21%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in South Barrington

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$143,571
National
$55,322

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South Barrington Reviews

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We brought our family to this town for the schools, and beautiful neighborhoods! Highly recommend our neighborhood, Hidden Lakes. Commuting to downtown Chicago is a challenge with traffic, but always a pleasing drive home knowing you'll be welcomed by your community.
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Crime is not very prevalent in our area. Recently, people have been driving from the south side of the city to our town and stealing cars. These incidents have only happened a few times, but I personally know people who have been affected by it. Other than those recent events, crime is very low in my town.
The area I live in may be compared to living in a bubble. Most people who live here generally stay in this comfortable zone of middle to upper class living. Personally, I have branched out by traveling to different areas which has broadened my prospective of the world.