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 89.79% 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 (19.94%), sales jobs (14.71%), and teaching (9.34%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.50% 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 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 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.
In Northfield, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Northfield is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Northfield is a pretty powerful place. 76.57% 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 2010 was $63,983, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $255,932 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 German, English, Polish, and Italian.
In addition, Northfield has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.76%).
The most common language spoken in Northfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.