Decennial Census  In April , in a non-binding referendum , residents voted in favor of permitting Barrington Township officials to begin looking into seceding from Cook County in part due to Cook County's increased sales tax,  now the highest in the country. Today, Barrington and its nearby villages are considered to be some of the wealthiest in the country.
Route 14 , as well as rail crossings at Lake Zurich Road and Cuba Road, were blocked for over one and half hours during the early afternoon rush hour due to a stopped car CN southeast bound freight train.
Melissa Bean D-8th and U. Senator Dick Durbin D-Ill. Route 14 and CN railroad crossing. Built around , the Octagon House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places ;  although initially a residence, it now serves as a commercial property. The Catlow is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places and continues to operate as one of the few remaining single-screen theaters in the area.
The Catlow was one of the first theaters to offer in-theater dining, provided by the adjoining Boloney's Sandwich Shop. Patrons may bring food from Boloney's into the seat auditorium. Originally built in for the Bowman Dairy, the brick structure, with its turn of the 20th century styling, served as an actual ice house for 68 years. The Michael Bay re-make of A Nightmare on Elm Street was partially filmed in Barrington, using the village's residential architecture as a backdrop.
Northeast of town is Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve,  a acre 3. The preserve is named for Cuba Road, which provides the park's northern boundary. In addition, the village hosts the "Barrington Brew Fest", a mid-summer event showcasing Midwest microbrewers and local entertainment,  as well as the "Great Taste Fest of Barrington", a food festival exhibiting fare from local restaurants.
The Barrington Area Library , located northeast of the village's center on Northwest Highway , contains over , book volumes and 27, audiovisual items. In , village officials relocated a blacksmith shop to the area behind the Society; a barn , forge , and lobby area were added to create a historical setting.
As of November , the Barrington Police Department had 23 full-time police officers;  as of March , the Barrington Fire Department had 38 full-time firefighters. Anne Catholic Community also includes a school. Bernie Pietrzak is the current pastor, replacing Rev. John "Jack" Dewes, who served the community until Barrington also has a growing Muslim community, with an established Islamic Center.
The area has one magazine, Quintessential Barrington, which features articles on travel, the arts, style, health, home, and local events. The magazine was launched in September and is published bimonthly. In addition, the village's Community Relations board broadcasts all Village Board meetings, as well as community announcements, on a local government-access television GATV cable TV station.