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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Northfield Township is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 87,457. Northfield Township is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Northfield Township offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Northfield Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Northfield Township and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Northfield Township are highly rated.
About Northfield Township...
Population
87,457

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$499,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,496
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Northfield Township

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$102,096
National
$55,322
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Northfield Township Reviews

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Best place to live and raise children. Small busy town where kids are safe to ride bikes to school, walk dogs, and visit hot dog and ice cream shops in small downtown area. Award-winning schools!
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I've lived at least 20 different places and out of all them I like Glenview, IL because I feel safe and at home. I lived in Mongolia, Russia and many states in America but after years of moving I finally felt safe and comfortable where I reside and study because I have friends and family to support me. Mongolia is a place where dust and pollution have taken over and Moscow had a lot of crime where I lived. Illinois is where I truly feel at home.
Northfield is a nice place to live. There is enough to do to keep you from getting bored but it's still an easy-going, relatively quiet place to live. A great town for families, retirees, and singles alike.