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 86.37% 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 (13.82%), food service (11.00%), and sales jobs (10.03%).

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.

In terms of college education, Northfield is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.67% of adults in Northfield have a college degree.

The per capita income in Northfield in 2010 was $34,111, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,444 for a family of four. However, Northfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Northfield is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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.