Northfield, IL

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Population

5,459

1.58% growth

Median Age

49.5


Median Household Income

$105,929

15.7% decline

Poverty Rate

6.41%


Number of Employees

2,452

1.7% growth

Median Property Value

$596,700

0.201% decline

About

In 2017, Northfield, IL had a population of 5.46k people with a median age of 49.5 and a median household income of $105,929. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Northfield, IL grew from 5,374 to 5,459, a 1.58% increase and its median household income declined from $125,636 to $105,929, a -157% decrease.

The population of Northfield, IL is 88.2% White Alone, 9.69% Asian Alone, and 1.14% Hispanic or Latino. 24.3% of the people in Northfield, IL speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Northfield, IL is $596,700, and the homeownership rate is 90%. Most people in Northfield, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Northfield, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Northfield, IL employs 2.45k people. The largest industries in Northfield, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (336 people), Finance & Insurance (287 people), and Educational Services (283 people), and the highest paying industries are Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($239,861), Information ($126,591), and Finance & Insurance ($105,096).

Median household income in Northfield, IL is $105,929. Males in Northfield, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Northfield, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$105,929

2017 value

± $27,406

-157%

1 Year Growth

± 32.5%

Households in Northfield, IL have a median annual income of $105,929, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $125,636 in 2016, which represents a -157% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Northfield, IL made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Northfield, IL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Northfield, IL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Northfield, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8019.02

  2. Census Tract 8018

  3. Census Tract 8008

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Northfield, IL was Census Tract 8019.02 with a value of $141,719, followed by Census Tract 8018 and Census Tract 8008, with respective values of $121,331 and $78,750.

The following map shows all of the places in Northfield, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.41% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northfield, IL (350 out of 5.46k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    290 ± 127

  2. Asian

    60 ± 103

  3. Hispanic

    18 ± 76

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Northfield, IL is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.45k

2017 Value

± 303

1.7%

1 Year growth

± 17.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Northfield, IL grew at a rate of 1.7%, from 2.41k employees to 2.45k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northfield, IL, are Management Occupations (607 people), Sales & Related Occupations (353 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (246 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northfield, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Northfield, IL, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (607 people), Sales & Related Occupations (353 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (246 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Northfield, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Management Occupations (2.43 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.26 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.22 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Northfield, IL, by median earnings, are Protective Service Occupations ($107,788), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($107,788), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($102,917).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.45k

2017 Value

± 303

1.7%

1 Year growth

± 17.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Northfield, IL grew at a rate of 1.7%, from 2.41k employees to 2.45k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northfield, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (336 people), Finance & Insurance (287 people), and Educational Services (283 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northfield, IL, though some of these residents may live in Northfield, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Northfield, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (336 people), Finance & Insurance (287 people), and Educational Services (283 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Northfield, IL has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (4.33 times higher than expected), Information (2.71 times), and Finance & Insurance (2.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Northfield, IL, by median earnings, are Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($239,861), Information ($126,591), and Finance & Insurance ($105,096).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline with $75B and Pharmaceuticals and $66.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

97.1% of the population of Northfield, IL has health coverage, with 52.7% on employee plans, 3.7% on Medicaid, 23.8% on Medicare, 16.9% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Northfield, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Northfield, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

2.88%

Uninsured

52.7%

Employer Coverage

3.7%

Medicaid

23.8%

Medicare

16.9%

Non-Group

0%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northfield, IL declined by 11.7% from 3.26% to 2.88%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Northfield, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Northfield, IL is home to a population of 5.46k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 14.8% of Northfield, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Northfield, IL is composed of 4.82k White Alone residents (88.2%), 529 Asian Alone residents (9.69%), 62 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.14%), 34 Two or More Races residents (0.623%), 18 Black or African American Alone residents (0.33%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Northfield, IL are Polish (312 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (254 speakers), and Korean (118 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 5.4

58

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Northfield, IL was 49.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 58. But people in Northfield, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Northfield, IL residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

14.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

15.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 14.8% of Northfield, IL residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Northfield, IL was 15.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Northfield, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Northfield, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

97.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.5% of Northfield, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Northfield, IL was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.82k ± 250

  2. Asian Alone

    529 ± 204

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    62 ± 67.4

In 2017, there were 9.1 times more White Alone residents (4.82k people) in Northfield, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 529 Asian Alone and 62 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Northfield, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Polish

    312 speakers (6.11%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    254 speakers (4.98%)

  3. Korean

    118 speakers (2.31%)

24.3% of Northfield, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Northfield, IL was Polish. 6.11% of the overall population of Northfield, IL are native Polish speakers. 4.98% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 2.31% speak Polish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    100 ± 63

  2. World War II

    48 ± 54

  3. Korea

    43 ± 42

Northfield, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Northfield, IL was $596,700 in 2017, which is 2.74 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $597,900 to $596,700, a 0.201% decrease. The homeownership rate in Northfield, IL is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Northfield, IL have an average commute time of 27.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Northfield, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$105,929

Median Household Income

± $27,406

2.29k

Number of Households

± 283

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.29k households in Northfield, IL declined from $105,929 from the previous year's value of $125,636.

The following chart displays the households in Northfield, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$596,700

2017 Median

± $93,783

$597,900

2016 Median

± $92,579

In 2017, the median property value in Northfield, IL declined from to $596,700 from the previous year's value of $597,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Northfield, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Northfield, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $750k - $1000k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Northfield, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Northfield, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

90%

2017 Homeownership

88.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 90% of the housing units in Northfield, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 88.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Northfield, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Northfield, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Northfield, IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

27.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northfield, IL have a longer commute time (27.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.57% of the workforce in Northfield, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    69.1%

  2. Public Transit

    12.5%

  3. Carpooled

    10.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Northfield, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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