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Northfield is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 20,084 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Northfield is the 55th largest community in Minnesota.
Northfield is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Northfield is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Northfield who work in office and administrative support (18.12%), teaching (14.16%) and management occupations (8.27%).
Of important note, Northfield is also a city 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.
A relatively large number of people in Northfield telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 24.19% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 a major college town that has a very high percentage of its residents over 18 years old who are college students. Naturally, collegiate life has a major influence on local Northfield culture, lifestyle and entertainment options. Northfield really pulses to the beat of the academic calendar. In Northfield every fall, returning students reinvigorate the community, who you will notice are all over town, buying groceries, out with friends, and getting acquainted or re-acquainted with each other and Northfield. One of the beneficial effects that colleges provide is that they tend to be lasting institutions that deliver direct economic benefits to the local economy in the form of such things as jobs for faculty and staff, and spending by students. Northfield benefits directly from this.
Northfield, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
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.
The citizens of Northfield are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.07% of adults in Northfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Northfield in 2010 was $23,820, which is middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,280 for a family of four. However, Northfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 German, Norwegian, Swedish, Irish, English and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Northfield is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||6,272|
|NORTHFIELD HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||66.74%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||33.26%|
|TYPE OF NORTHFIELD HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||54.88%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||13.65%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||4.25%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||25.77%|
|SIZE OF NORTHFIELD HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||6.39%|
|AGE OF NORTHFIELD HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||22.20%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||46.85%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||15.59%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||15.36%|
|NORTHFIELD REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$203,777|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$687|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $48,000||3.31%|
|$48,001 - $96,000||3.70%|
|$96,001 - $192,000||33.65%|
|$192,001 - $287,000||37.50%|
|$287,001 - $383,000||16.12%|
|$383,001 - $479,000||3.58%|
|$479,001 - $718,000||2.15%|
|$718,001 - $958,000||0.00%|
|PEOPLE OF NORTHFIELD||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.33%|
|5 TO 17||14.44%|
|18 TO 24||29.03%|
|25 TO 34||8.96%|
|35 TO 54||21.24%|
|55 TO 64||8.99%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||12.01%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||92.87%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$64,917|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$23,820|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||10.00%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (42.19%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (3.04%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||1.28%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.24%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.04%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||4.03%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.16%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||8.42%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (22.57%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (88.39%)
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