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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  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 3,012. Northfield is in Franklin County. Living in Northfield offers residents a rural 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
$249,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$830
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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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
    202.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    269.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    640.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    22%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Northfield

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$69,028
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.