Northfield, NJ
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Northfield is a somewhat small city located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 8,521 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Northfield is the 229th largest community in New Jersey.

Northfield is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.26% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Northfield is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Northfield who work in office and administrative support (13.06%), sales jobs (11.69%), and teaching (10.83%).

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 city’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.

The overall education level of Northfield citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.65% of adults in Northfield have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Northfield in 2010 was $33,377, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $133,508 for a family of four. However, Northfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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