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Overview

Introduction to Barrington, Illinois

Barrington, Illinois, in Lake county, is 8 miles NW of Palatine, Illinois, and 35 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is considered part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Barrington has a population of 10,168.

Barrington History

Robert Campbell, a civil engineer working for the Fond du Lac line, purchased a farm two miles northwest of Deer Grove in the mid 1800s. He platted a community there in 1854. He later named this community Barrington, after the town of Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the original home of a number of farmers living in the area.

Barrington and nearby Attractions

  • Thunderbird Country Club
  • Barrington Area Historical Society
  • Health World Children's Museum
  • Lake Louise
  • Evergreen Cemetery
  • Langendorf Park

Things To Do In Barrington

Thunderbird Country Club provides some great recreational facilities to visitors. Barrington Area Historical Society and the Health World Children's Museum are well-known for their cultural attractions. North Side Park, Ron Beese Park and Langendorf Park all offer recreational facilities.

Barrington Transportation

Chicago O'Hare International Airport provides air transportation facilities to residents of Barrington.

Barrington Higher Education

William Rainey Harper College, McHenry County College and the College of Lake County provide higher education to the people of Barrington.

People

Total Population 10,830
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,758
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 61.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 63.7%
Median Earnings25+ $59,188
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,458
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,675

Wealth

Median Family Income $133,231
% Above Poverty Level 91.7%
% Below Poverty Level 8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 11.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 10.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,290
Median House Value $475,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.5%
US/American 0.5%
English 14.2%
Irish 18.8%

Barrington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NW of Palatine, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 35 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 60010
P.O. Box Zip Codes 60011
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.19
Longitude -88.17

Barrington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BARRINGTON 3 SW
Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Station ELGIN
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station LAKE VILLA 2 NE
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Barrington, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hoffman Est (60010)

Lake Barrington Shores (60010)

Port Barrington (60010)

Timber Lake (60010)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fox River Grove 4,749 $98,750

Barrington Public Libraries

Library
Barrington P.l.d.
505 N. NORTHWEST HIGHWAY
Barrington, Illinois
(847) 382-1300

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Barrington Hospitals

ADVOCATE GOOD SHEPHERD HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
450 WEST HIGHWAY 22
(847) 381-9600
Emergency Service: Yes

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Barrington High Schools

BARRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
616 W MAIN ST
847-381-1400
Serves 2,659 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

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