Send us your Northfield photos:
Northfield is a village in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.
The community, in 1927, changed its name to match a newly opened, nearby train station.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Northfield. For links to other places called Northfield, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Northfield is 42.099N. The longitude is -87.78W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 633 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,491.
The common post-WWII boom hit strongest in the 1950s.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Northfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60062 ZIP code.
17% of Northfield residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Northfield ancestry & family history guide.
Post a query on a message board:
Records & databases:
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Northfield was $63,857, compared with $21,587 nationally.
68% 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 $917. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,482.
Libraries in Northfield include Northfield Branch ... View libraries
Cook 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 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
More info about Northfield:
Send us your corrections and additions