Northfield is a somewhat small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 6,114 people and just one neighborhood, Northfield is the 20th largest community in Vermont.
Occupations and Workforce
Northfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.52% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (14.16%), management occupations (13.14%) and teaching (12.59%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Northfield is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Northfield to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
Overall, Northfield’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.