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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.


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Median household income
Local
$49,972
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Northfield demographic reports
Northfield is on the Cannon River.
Former and merged names include:
· Fountain Grove
Townspeople thwarted a bank robbery attempt by Jesse James and his gang in 1876.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 17. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· O.E. Rolvaag, author
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee
Local festivals include:
  • Defeat of Jesse James Days - Sept. 5-9, 2007
  • Artswirl - Aug. 2-12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Northfield web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Northfield Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: St. Olaf College, Carleton College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

43% of Northfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Northfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $502.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,127.


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Libraries in Northfield include Northfield Central ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Northfield include Northfield News

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Politics

Rice County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Northfield political report.

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Restaurants

Northfield restaurants taking online reservations include The Ole Store ... View restaurants

Traffic

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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Hotels in Northfield include Americinn Northfield, Country Inn & Suites Northfield, Super 8.

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