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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.53% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
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.
In Northfield, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Northfield is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Northfield. 75.41% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Northfield's cultural character, accounting for 15.44% of the village’s population.
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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