The City of Northfield had a population of 20,348 as of July 1, 2016. Northfield ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Northfield is located at latitude 44.4556 and longitude -93.1703 in Rice County. The formal boundaries for the City of Northfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Rice County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 912 feet.
While the primary coordinates for City of Northfield are located in Rice County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Dakota County.
The City of Northfield (GNIS ID: 2395265) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Northfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Northfield: City of Northfield.
|Population in Households||15,830|
|Population in Familes||12,430|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||4,518|
|Average Household Size||2.44|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||7,088 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||4,485 (63.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,990 (28.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||612 ( 8.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$229,536|
|Average Home Value||$245,022|
|Median Household Income||$66,491|
|Average Household Income||$82,719|
|Per Capita Income||$28,448|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.22%|
|Per Capita Income||1.61%|
The table below compares Northfield to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 56||94th|
|Population Density1||# 45||95th|
|Diversity Index2||# 122||87th|
|Median Household Income||# 155||83rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 382||58th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.