Northfield, IL
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Northfield is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,456 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 92.20% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Northfield is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Northfield who work in management occupations (20.70%), sales jobs (12.65%), and office and administrative support (10.70%).

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.

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.

Even though Northfield is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Northfield, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Northfield is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 76.52% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Northfield in 2010 was $73,035, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $292,140 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, English, Italian, and Polish.

In addition, Northfield has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.89%).

The most common language spoken in Northfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.



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