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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Northfield is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 2,997. Northfield is in Franklin County. Living in Northfield offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Northfield tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Northfield are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$237,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$827
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    67.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    67.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    167.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    335.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    21%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Northfield

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,083
National
$55,322
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Northfield Reviews

2 reviews
Stuffy boring town. Nothing ever changes. We don’t even have a gas station you have to go to the next town over for gas. We have two small restaurants, two corner stores, and a salon. We used to have a pool but they no longer allow public access. We have a golf course and our library is the prize possession of our historic town.
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It's a nice small town with a close community. We have an active library with great programs and a drive in operating during the summer.