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Northfield is a township in Rice County, in the Faribault-Northfield metro area. [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 44.415N. The longitude is -93.09W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,017 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 780.
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 55018 ZIP code.
28% of Northfield residents report German ancestry, and 7% 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 $23,650, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Northfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Northfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $525. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,203.
Rice County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Northfield political report.
The average commute time for Northfield workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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