Barrington, IL

Barrington, Illinois
Location within Chicagoland.The Chicagoland tristate area.
IncorporatedVillage in 1865.
County, StateCook County
Lake County, Illinois
PresidentKaren Darch
Population (2000)10,168 (up 7.00% from 1990)
Pop. density853.5/km2 (2,211.7/mi2)
Zip code(s)60010, 60011
Area code847 & 224
Land Area11.9 km2 (4.6 mi2)
Lat. / long.42°9.13"N 88°7.55"W
IncomePer capita:   $43,942
Household: $82,925
Home valueMean:    $350,800 (2000)
Median: $327,200
Demographics (Full data)

Barrington is a village located in Cook County, Illinois and Lake County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 10,168. Barrington is part of the greater Chicago metropolitan area.

Located 35 miles northwest of Chicago, The Village of Barrington serves as the geographic center of the 72 square mile Barrington Community Unit School District 220. There are large areas of wetlands, forest preserves, parks, and horse trails in the country-suburban setting.

Outside of New York City, the Barrington area zip code 60010 is the wealthiest zip code in the country with a population of 20,000 or more. The area includes the towns of Barrington, South Barrington, North Barrington, Barrington Hills, Lake Barrington, Tower Lakes, and small portions of Deer Park and Inverness.


Barrington is located at 42°9'13" North, 88°7'55" West (42.153489, -88.131943).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1,000,000 km2 (4.8 mi2). 11.9 km2 (4.6 mi2) of it is land and 0.4 km2 (0.2 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 3.56% water.


Barrington is the location of Barrington High School.


As of the census of 2000, there were 10,168 people, 3,767 households, and 2,798 families residing in the village. The population density was 853.5/km2 (2,211.7/mi2). There were 3,903 housing units at an average density of 327.6/km2 (849.0/mi2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.16% White, 0.62% African American, 0.13% Native American, 2.00% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 2.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,767 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.0% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $83,085, and the median income for a family was $102,120. Males had a median income of $80,232 versus $38,795 for females. The per capita income for the village was $43,942. 3.1% of the population and 2.3% of families were below the poverty line. 3.7% of those under the age of 18 and 3.8% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Notable area residents

  • Jenny Jones, talk show host
  • Jim Gray, NBC sports anchor
  • Bill Moseley, actor
  • Mike Singletary, pro football hall of famer
  • Hank Paulson, CEO of Goldman Sachs
  • Robert Galvin, Former CEO of Motorola
  • Melissa Bean, U.S. congresswoman
  • Gary Fencik, former pro football player
  • Brian Jenkins, former CNN Correspondent