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Northfield
  • Suburb of Chicago, IL

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade A+
  6. Diversity
    grade B minus
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Northfield is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 5,534. Northfield is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Northfield offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Northfield there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Northfield and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Northfield are highly rated.

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About Northfield...
Population
5,534

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$638,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$2,083
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    36.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    129.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    922.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    73.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    44%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0%
    national  12%

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