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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 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 plotted 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,449
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens19.6%
Employed Population 16+4,820
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married59.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher65.4%
Median Earnings25+$61,868
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,748
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$142,236
% Above Poverty Level96.4%
% Below Poverty Level3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home7.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation10.9%

Housing

People Living Alone24.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,220
Median House Value$493,000

Ancestry

German26.6%
Irish20.7%
English13.3%
Italian13%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.8%
Polish9.6%
Norwegian5.7%
Swedish4.3%
Scottish2.8%
Danishn1.6%
French Except Basque1.5%
Russian1.5%
Canadian0.9%
Slovak0.9%
Swiss0.8%
Lithuanian0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Czech0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Greek0.6%
US/American0.6%
Belgian0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Arab0.3%
Romanian0.3%
South African0.2%
Iranian0.2%
African0.2%
Estonian0.2%
Syrian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Barrington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County, Lake County
Standard Zip Codes60010
P.O. Box Zip Codes60011
Phone Area Codes224, 847
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.15
Approximate Longitude-88.12

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)

StationBARRINGTON 3 SW
Distance5.1 miles
Jan Temp10 to 27 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 61 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches
StationELGIN
Distance10.3 miles
Jan Temp11 to 28 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 62 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches
StationLAKE VILLA 2 NE
Distance17.6 miles
Jan Temp12 to 28 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fox River Grove4,822$107,100
Lake Barrington4,927$126,625
North Barrington2,972$166,750

Barrington Public Libraries

Barrington Public Library District
505 NORTH NORTHWEST HIGHWAY
Barrington, Illinois
(847) 382-1300

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Barrington Hospitals

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
(Non-profit)
450 West Highway 22
(847) 381-9600

Barrington Public Schools

Arnett C Lines Elem School
217 Eastern Ave
ZIP: 60010
(847) 842-3550
Primary
Total Enrollment 482
Barrington High School
616 W Main St
ZIP: 60010
(847) 381-3550
High
Total Enrollment 3052
Barrington Mdle Sch- Prairie Cmps
40 E Dundee Rd
ZIP: 60010
(847) 304-3990
Middle
Total Enrollment 1129
Barrington Middle Sch Station
215 Eastern Ave
ZIP: 60010
(847) 756-6400
Middle
Total Enrollment 1014
Countryside Elem School
205 W County Line Rd
ZIP: 60010
(847) 381-1162
Primary
Total Enrollment 419
Early Learning Center
40 E Dundee Rd
ZIP: 60010
(224) 770-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 267
Grove Avenue Elem School
900 S Grove Ave
ZIP: 60010
(847) 381-1888
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
Hough Street Elem School
310 S Hough St
ZIP: 60010
(847) 381-1108
Primary
Total Enrollment 292
North Barrington Elem School
310 N Il Route 59
ZIP: 60010
(847) 381-4340
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Roslyn Road Elem School
224 Roslyn Rd
ZIP: 60010
(847) 381-4148
Primary
Total Enrollment 425

Barrington Private Schools

Atonement Christian Day School
909 E Main St
ZIP: 60010
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
Creative Learning Montessori School
1410 S Barrington Rd
ZIP: 60010
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
St Anne School
319 Franklin St
ZIP: 60010
Elementary
Total Enrollment 399
St Marks Day School
337 Ridge Rd
ZIP: 60010
Elementary
Total Enrollment 46
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