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Northfield is a town in Franklin County, in the Springfield metro area.

The latitude of Northfield is 42.695N. The longitude is -72.453W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 312 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,951.


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Median household income
Local
$49,141
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 Connecticut River, at the New Hampshire and Vermont borders
Town produced many Protestant missionaries
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.6 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1999 movie, "In Dreams"
· 1999 movie, "The Cider House Rules"
Well-known residents have included:
· Dwight Moody, evangelist
Nearby parks & recreation: Northfield Mt. Recreation & Environmental Center
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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8% of Northfield residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $21,517, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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31% of Northfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Northfield include Northfield Main Street Historic District ... View historic districts

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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 $1,005.


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Libraries in Northfield include Dickinson Memorial Library, Field Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Northfield workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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