Northfield is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,422 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 92.35% 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 (25.11%), sales jobs (14.23%), and healthcare (10.71%).
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". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Northfield is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Northfield a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Northfield has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Northfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Northfield is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Northfield, the average commute to work is 30.44 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
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.
If knowledge is power, Northfield is a pretty powerful place. 76.43% of the adults in Northfield have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Northfield in 2018 was $81,159, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $324,636 for a family of four.
Northfield is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. 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, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
In addition, Northfield has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.23%).
The most common language spoken in Northfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Spanish.