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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$197,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$737
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%

Northfield Rankings

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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
    29
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    5
    41
  • Robbery
    10
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    127
    525
  • Theft
    964
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$57,866
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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I moved to the Northfield area three years ago and fell in love with the town. I grew up in Red Wing, Minnesota- a growing town on the banks of the Mississippi River. Northfield has a similar feel to Red Wing, as it is calm, filled with nice and welcoming people, and it is full of history!
I am not sure what the future will hold for my wife and I, but we would not mind if we found ourselves still living in Northfield 30 years from now.
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Northfield is a small town just located south, about 30 minutes, from the larger metropolitan area. Great community gathers throughout the year such as the biggest celebration being Jesse James Days which happens the weekend after Labor Day to the Winter Walk celebration in early December. During the summer you can enjoy a concert in the evening in Bridge Square, which is centrally located in downtown. Northfield has great restaurants and entertainment for everyone at every age.
I currently attend a college in Northfield. Northfield is a college town of two. The colleges are very influential to the towns community and have a strong impact on the academics from what I have seen. Northfield also has a community school that provides a safe place for students and even parents to be, have fun, learn about different things.