Northfield is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 3,012 people and just one neighborhood, Northfield is the 276th largest community in Massachusetts. Northfield has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Northfield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Northfield are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Northfield is a town 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 (11.53%), healthcare (10.75%) and management occupations (10.27%).
Setting & Lifestyle
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.
Northfield is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.