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  7. Jobs
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Northfield is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 5,459. 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.
About Northfield...
Population
5,459

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$596,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,477
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%
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Northfield Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    73.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    256.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,154.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    128.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    44%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Northfield

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$105,929
National
$55,322
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Northfield Reviews

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What a wonderful place to live! The town is a pleasant place to ride bikes and visit local shops, the library, grocery, pharmacy, the village restaurant, which are all run by friendly locals. Easily accessible and a small town feel, only 15 minutes away from the city of Chicago. I'm so glad we moved here!
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Love it! I have lived here for 2 years, and find it very easy to navigate. It's close to the highway, and there is lot's of shopping close by. Schools are amazing, and people are very friendly!
Very kind people and everyone brings something to the community. Education is very good, most students attend New Trier a high rated school. Highly safe area with low crimes.