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Northfield is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 5,374. Northfield is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Northfield offers residents a 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
5,374

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$597,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,613
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Northfield Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    73
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    256
    500
  • Theft
    1,154
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    128
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$125,636
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Northfield Reviews

2 reviews
It's a very quiet little town, on the cusp of our larger neighboring towns. It has a cute town center with great food and a beautiful park.
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There are rarely any crimes. Most of the calls to the police are medical related.