Northfield is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,483 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 88.13% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Northfield is a village of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Northfield who work in management occupations (19.55%), sales jobs (17.82%) and teaching (8.89%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Northfield telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.53% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
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 village’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.
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 30.35 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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Northfield. 75.41% 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 $65,638, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $262,552 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, German, Polish, English, Italian and Swedish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Northfield's cultural character, accounting for 15.44% of the village’s population.
The languages spoken by people in Northfield are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Northfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish, Spanish and Chinese.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||2,072|
|NORTHFIELD HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||86.96%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||13.04%|
|TYPE OF NORTHFIELD HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||71.10%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||9.15%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||2.65%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||17.10%|
|SIZE OF NORTHFIELD HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||15.09%|
|AGE OF NORTHFIELD HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||6.93%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||31.04%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||54.04%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||8.00%|
|NORTHFIELD REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$649,290|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,672|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $50,000||2.65%|
|$50,001 - $99,000||0.00%|
|$99,001 - $199,000||10.36%|
|$199,001 - $298,000||6.01%|
|$298,001 - $398,000||9.59%|
|$398,001 - $497,000||11.79%|
|$497,001 - $746,000||16.14%|
|$746,001 - $994,000||17.41%|
|PEOPLE OF NORTHFIELD||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||3.17%|
|5 TO 17||21.29%|
|18 TO 24||5.53%|
|25 TO 34||7.43%|
|35 TO 54||24.81%|
|55 TO 64||14.59%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||23.18%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||97.80%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$102,424|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$65,638|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||4.39%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Finance (15.24%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (8.89%)
Information Technology (4.19%)
Real estate (2.89%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.00%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.58%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.24%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||1.67%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (21.16%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (77.67%)
Slavic languages (1.47%)
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