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Encyclopedia > Barrington, Illinois
Barrington, Illinois
Location within the Chicago metropolitan area. The Chicago metropolitan area.
Incorporated Village in 1865.
County; State Cook, Lake; Illinois
Township Barrington
Government President-trustee government
President Karen Darch
Population (2000) 10,168 (up 7.00% from 1990)
Pop. density 853.5/km² (2,211.7/mi²)
Zip code(s) 60010, 60011
Area code 847 & 224
Land area 11.9 km² (4.6 mi²)
Income Per capita:   $43,942
Household: $82,925
Home value Mean:    $350,800 (2000)
Median: $327,200
Website www.ci.barrington.il.us
Demographics (Full data)
White Black Hispanic Asian Islander Native Other
96.16% 0.62% 2.33% 2.00% 0.01% 0.13% 0.31%

Barrington is a village in Cook County, Illinois and Lake County, Illinois. The population was 10,168 at the 2000 census. Barrington is part of the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x674, 9 KB)Location of Barrington in Chicagoland Created with Macromedia Fireworks 4 PNG-8 Websnap adaptive color palette 256 colors File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Chicagoland_Map. ... Chicagoland redirects here. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... 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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.


The Barrington area ZIP code 60010 is one of the wealthiest ZIP codes 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, Hoffman Estates, and Inverness. South Barrington is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... North Barrington is a village located in Lake County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1957. ... Lake Barrington is a village located in Lake County, Illinois. ... Tower Lakes is a village located in Lake County, Illinois. ... Deer Park is a village located in Cook and Lake County. ... Hoffman Estates is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Inverness is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ...

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Geography

Location of Barrington, Illinois

Barrington is located at 42°9′13″N, 88°7′55″W (42.153489, -88.131943).GR1 Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias IL county maps by Seth Ilys. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 12.4 km² (4.8 mi²). 11.9 km² (4.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (3.56%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


History

Pioneers who traveled from Troy, New York, by way of Fort Dearborn-newly renamed the City of Chicago-set down their roots in what was to be Cuba Township in Lake County. Others, primarily from Vermont, upper New York State and Massachusetts, most notably from that state's Great Barrington in Berkshire County, settled in what is now Cook County. Their settlement was originally called Miller Grove but was later renamed Barrington Center. It was established at the point where Sutton Road crosses Illinois Route 68.[1] See also Interstate 64 U.S. 66 U.S. 67 Interstate 70 Illinois Route 68 is an east-west state highway in northeast Illinois. ...


William Butler Ogden became interested in connecting the developing northwest to Chicago's growing port facilities. He gained control of the Chicago, St. Paul & Fond du Lac Railroad (later the Chicago & North Western Railway) in 1854 and pushed its tracks to the northwest corner of Cook County, where a station named Deer Grove was built. The Chicago and North Western Railway (AAR reporting marks: CNW, CNWS, CNWZ) was a Class 1 railroad in the United States. ... Cook County may mean: Cook County, Illinois Cook County, Georgia Cook County, Minnesota Cooke County, Texas This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...


Many area farmers feared the railroad would bring too many saloons and Irish Catholics to the area. In response to the opposition, Robert Campbell, a civil engineer working for the Fond du Lac line, purchased a farm two miles northwest of Deer Grove and platted a community there in 1854. At Campbell's request, the railroad moved the station building to his new community, which he called Barrington after Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the original home of a number of area farmers.   Great Barrington is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. ...


The prosperity of the Civil War era increased Barrington's population to 300 in 1863. In order to provide a tax mechanism to finance improvements, Barrington incorporated on February 16, 1865. Homer Willmarth became the first village president. The village prospered as many Chicago grain merchants whose homes were destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 decided to construct opulent Queen Anne–style residences along Barrington's tree-shaded streets. Artists rendering of the fire, by John R Chapin, originally printed in Harpers Weekly The Great Chicago Fire was a conflagration that burned from Sunday October 8 to early Tuesday October 10, 1871, killing hundreds and destroying about four square miles in Chicago, Illinois. ...


Although the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway was built through Barrington in 1889, the village continued to serve agriculturally based trading interests into the twentieth century. Dairy farming was the major activity on the meadows and woodlots surrounding the community. Fueled by post–World War I prosperity, however, a number of Chicago business leaders built their residences on large woodland tracts around the village, bringing an end to dairying. Barrington, and its close villages are considered to be some of the wealthiest in the country.[2] The Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway (AAR reporting marks EJE) is a short-line railroad that operates in the suburbs surrounding Chicago. ...


The Battle of Barrington

A running gun battle between FBI agents and Baby Face Nelson took place on November 27, 1934 outside of Chicago, in Barrington resulting in the deaths of Agent Herman Hollis and Inspector Samuel P. Cowley. Nelson, though shot 17 times, was still able to steal Hollis's car and race away with his wife, Helen Gillis, in tow. Nelson succumbed from his wounds at approximately 8pm that evening and was unceremoniously dumped near a Niles, Illinois cemetery. Nelson is buried at Saint Joseph Cemetery in River Grove, Illinois. Baby Face Nelson holds the distinction of being the individual responsible for the killing of more federal agents than any other person. Besides the aforementioned agents he was also responsible for the murder of Special Agent W. Carter Baum at the Little Bohemia shoot-out. F.B.I. and FBI redirect here. ... Lester Joseph Gillis (December 6, 1908 – November 27, 1934), aka George Nelson but better known as Baby Face Nelson, due to his youthful appearance, was a diminutive (5 4 tall) bank robber in the 1930s. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Niles is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... River Grove is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ...


Features

Barrington is the location of Barrington High School and the only Gatorade sports and science institute in the country. The downtown area is home to the historic Catlow Theater which features interiors by noted Prairie School sculptor and designer Alfonso Iannelli. Barrington High School, or BHS, is a public four-year high school located in Barrington, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... The Catlow Theater is an historic single-screen movie theater located in the heart of downtown Barrington, Illinois. ...


Cuba Road, and in particular White Cemetery, is said to be one of the most haunted sites in Illinois. Popular stories range from glowing white orbs to a disappearing house and a phantom black car that drives out of the cemetery.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.33% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 3,768 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. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


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. About 2.3% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Notable area residents

  • Melissa Bean, U.S. congresswoman
  • Dan Wilson, Seattle Mariners Catcher
  • Cynthia Rowley, fashion designer
  • Gene Wolfe, Author
  • Shane Behling- Co-founder of Girl Scouts of America, often considered a Woman's Right's activist who changed America
  • Matthew C.Darch, Frattiest individual in the fine village of Barrington

Melissa Bean Melissa Luburić Bean (born on January 22, 1962) is an American politician of Serbian descent who was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2004. ... Daniel Allen Wilson (born March 25, 1969 in Barrington, Illinois) was a Major League Baseball catcher with the Seattle Mariners. ... Cynthia Rowley runway presentation at NY Fashion Week (Spring 2007) Cynthia Rowley is an American fashion designer. ... Gene Wolfe (born May 7, 1931, New York, New York) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. ...

References

Cooper Nolan and Mike Ciffone - Founders of TRAP productions, the world famous video label and world famous displayer's of steez. Shane Behling has curly hair


External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Barrington, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (572 words)
Barrington is a village in Cook County, Illinois and Lake County, Illinois.
Barrington is part of the greater Chicago metropolitan area.
Barrington is the location of Barrington High School.
South Barrington, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (427 words)
South Barrington is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States.
The population was 3,760, at the 2000 census.south of Barrington, Illinois.
South Barrington is a wealthy suburb of Chicago.
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