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Port Barrington, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Port Barrington had a population of 1,496 as of July 1, 2016. Port Barrington ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Port Barrington is located at latitude 42.244 and longitude -88.1952 in McHenry County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Port Barrington (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. McHenry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 738 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Village of Port Barrington are located in McHenry County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Lake County.

The Village of Port Barrington (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Port Barrington is located within Township of Wauconda, a minor civil division (MCD) of McHenry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Port Barrington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Port Barrington: Fox River Valley Gardens.

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Port Barrington, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,496
Population in Households 1,479
Population in Familes 1,297
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 1,296
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 519
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 404
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 560 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 458 (81.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (10.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $288,846
Average Home Value $345,569


Median Household Income $85,920
Average Household Income $110,630
Per Capita Income $37,150
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.22% -0.28%
Households -0.18% -0.23%
Families -1.14% -0.3%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Port Barrington, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Barrington to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 588 57th
Population Density1 # 585 57th
Diversity Index2 # 332 76th
Median Household Income # 107 92nd
Per Capita Income # 133 90th

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