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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.


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Median household income
Local
$91,313
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Northfield demographic reports
Northfield is near Lake Michigan.
The community takes up only three square miles.
Former and merged names include:
· Wau-Bun
The village was incorporated in 1926.

The common post-WWII boom hit strongest in the 1950s.

Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks

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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.

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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.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Northfield was $63,857, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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68% 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 $917.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,482.


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Libraries in Northfield include Northfield Branch ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Northfield workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other IL communities named Northfield:
  �Cook County township

IL communities formerly known as Northfield:
  �Enfield, White County
  �Glenview, Cook County

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