Northfield, NJ

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Living in Northfield

Northfield is a somewhat small city located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 8,031 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Northfield is the 229th largest community in New Jersey.

Northfield is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.09% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Northfield is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Northfield who work in sales jobs (10.98%), teaching (10.66%), and management occupations (10.14%).

Also of interest is that Northfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Northfield is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Northfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The citizens of Northfield are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.60% of adults in Northfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Northfield in 2018 was $39,492, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $157,968 for a family of four. However, Northfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Northfield is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Northfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Northfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Northfield also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.28% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Northfield include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Northfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.