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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$196,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$754
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%

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
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    49
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    5
    41
  • Robbery
    5
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    93
    500
  • Theft
    915
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    24
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$60,235
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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I love the downtown area and how friendly all the people are! It’s so easy to find beautiful places to take photos or spend time reading a book. Lots of hang out areas downtown: good coffee shops, bakeries, and more.
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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.
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.