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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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Northfield is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Northfield who work in office and administrative support (14.33%), management occupations (12.41%) and teaching (11.49%).
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: 13.63% 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 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.
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.
Northfield is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Northfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Northfield. 51.03% 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 $24,986, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,944 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, English, Irish 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||53.03%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||14.91%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||4.29%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||25.83%|
|SIZE OF NORTHFIELD HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||6.41%|
|AGE OF NORTHFIELD HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||21.71%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||46.69%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||16.86%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||14.75%|
|NORTHFIELD REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$199,676|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$664|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $47,000||3.31%|
|$47,001 - $94,000||3.70%|
|$94,001 - $188,000||33.65%|
|$188,001 - $281,000||37.50%|
|$281,001 - $375,000||16.12%|
|$375,001 - $469,000||3.58%|
|$469,001 - $704,000||2.15%|
|$704,001 - $938,000||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||95.96%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$63,934|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$24,986|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||8.34%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (27.03%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (4.42%)
Public Service (3.39%)
Information Technology (2.25%)
|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 (25.73%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (89.88%)
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