South Barrington, Illinois

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South Barrington, Illinois

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High Points

South Barrington strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy South Barrington Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy South Barrington People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy South Barrington College Educated Adults
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy South Barrington Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy South Barrington Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% South Barrington Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 7% South Barrington Well-Paid Single Men
Racial Diversity
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Top 15% South Barrington Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of South Barrington, Illinois

Comparing South Barrington to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Racial Diversity 9 9
Age of the Population 8 9
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1

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South Barrington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NW of Palatine, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 33 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 60010
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.19
Longitude -88.13

South Barrington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.4 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 11.6 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
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34 inches
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South Barrington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,760 100%
Male 1,860 49.5%
Female 1,900 50.5%
Under 18 1,122 29.8%
18+ 2,638 70.2%
65+ 256 6.8%
Median Age 41.5
Average Family Size 3.41
White 3,096 82.3%
African-American 33 0.9%
Asian 541 14.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 20 0.5%
Mixed Race 67 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 69 1.8%

Estimated South Barrington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,935
Growth 175
Growth % 4.7%

South Barrington Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 20%
German 15.8%
Italian 15.7%
Polish 9.6%
Irish 7.7%
Greek 7.5%
English 3.9%
Swedish 3.4%
Iranian 2.6%
US/American 1.8%
European 1.6%
Norwegian 1.3%
Czech 1.1%
Lithuanian 0.9%
Scottish 0.8%
Dutch 0.7%
British 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Eastern European 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Austrian 0.4%
Jordanian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Luxemburger 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, South 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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
South Barrington 3,760 $174,318
Barrington 10,168 $102,120
Fox River Valley Gardens 788 $88,700
Lake Barrington 4,757 $122,473
Lake Zurich 18,104 $89,874
North Barrington 2,918 $152,474
Tower Lakes 1,310 $139,764
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