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Northfield is a city in Rice County, in the Faribault-Northfield metro area. (The community straddles Rice and Dakota counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for John North, founder.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Northfield. For links to other places called Northfield, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Northfield is 44.458N. The longitude is -93.161W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 912 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,187.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Northfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rice County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55057 ZIP code.
25% of Northfield residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Northfield ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Northfield was $18,619, compared with $21,587 nationally.
43% of Northfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Northfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $502. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,127.
Libraries in Northfield include Northfield Central ... View libraries
Newspapers in Northfield include Northfield News
Rice County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Northfield political report.
Northfield restaurants taking online reservations include The Ole Store ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Northfield workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Northfield between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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