Most Expensive Northfield Neighborhoods
|1||Millersburg / Comus|
|3||Carleton College / 5th St E|
|4||Woodley St E / Prairie St|
|6||Division St S / Jefferson Pky|
Northfield is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 20,213 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Northfield is the 55th largest community in Minnesota.
Northfield is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.84% 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 (16.74%), teaching (14.25%) and personal care services (8.14%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 25.79% 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.
Northfield is also a major college town with a large number of people who are 18 years or older and attending college. As is often the case in college towns, the many students that live in Northfield have a strong influence on the local culture and entertainment scene, which may seem dormant by comparison in the summer months when much of the student population is away. In the fall, the return of students has a reinvigorating effect on the community. Because colleges are lasting institutions, they have a stabilizing effect on the economy by providing direct local benefits such as jobs for faculty and staff and spending by students. Northfield’s economy is one such example of this.
Northfield, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
The citizens of Northfield are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.96% 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 $23,057, which is middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,228 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||53.34%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||14.66%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||4.08%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||26.86%|
|SIZE OF NORTHFIELD HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||6.29%|
|AGE OF NORTHFIELD HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||22.09%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||47.06%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||17.91%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||12.94%|
|NORTHFIELD REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$202,172|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$688|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $48,000||3.47%|
|$48,001 - $95,000||4.63%|
|$95,001 - $191,000||36.50%|
|$191,001 - $286,000||37.54%|
|$286,001 - $382,000||14.57%|
|$382,001 - $477,000||2.35%|
|$477,001 - $716,000||0.94%|
|$716,001 - $955,000||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||92.71%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$58,594|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$23,057|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||11.34%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (41.18%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (3.17%)
|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 (20.87%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (87.32%)
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