Northfield is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,483 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Northfield is the 320th largest community in Illinois.
Northfield home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Northfield real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Northfield is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 88.13% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Northfield is a village of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Northfield who work in management occupations (19.55%), sales jobs (17.82%) and teaching (8.89%).
Of important note, Northfield is also a village of artists. Northfield has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Northfield’s character.
Also of interest is that Northfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.53% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Northfield is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Northfield is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Northfield really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Northfield perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Northfield, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.35 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite being a small village, Northfield has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Northfield is a pretty powerful place. 75.41% of the adults in Northfield have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Northfield in 2010 was $65,638, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $262,552 for a family of four.
The people who call Northfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Northfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Northfield include Irish, German, Polish, English, Italian and Swedish.
Northfield also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.44%.
The languages spoken by people in Northfield are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Northfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish, Spanish and Chinese.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||2,072|
|NORTHFIELD HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||86.96%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||13.04%|
|TYPE OF NORTHFIELD HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||71.10%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||9.15%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||2.65%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||17.10%|
|SIZE OF NORTHFIELD HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||15.09%|
|AGE OF NORTHFIELD HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||6.93%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||31.04%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||54.04%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||8.00%|
|NORTHFIELD REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$649,290|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,672|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $50,000||2.65%|
|$50,001 - $99,000||0.00%|
|$99,001 - $199,000||10.36%|
|$199,001 - $298,000||6.01%|
|$298,001 - $398,000||9.59%|
|$398,001 - $497,000||11.79%|
|$497,001 - $746,000||16.14%|
|$746,001 - $994,000||17.41%|
|PEOPLE OF NORTHFIELD||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||3.17%|
|5 TO 17||21.29%|
|18 TO 24||5.53%|
|25 TO 34||7.43%|
|35 TO 54||24.81%|
|55 TO 64||14.59%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||23.18%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||97.80%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$102,424|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$65,638|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||4.39%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Finance (15.24%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (8.89%)
Information Technology (4.19%)
Real estate (2.89%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.00%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.58%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.24%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||1.67%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (21.16%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (77.67%)
Slavic languages (1.47%)
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