Northfield, MN

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2022 Population
20,518
0.707% 1-year growth
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic (DFL) Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic (DFL) Party
2022 Median Age
29.4
3.16% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.76%
6.53% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$83,125
12.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$286,900
14.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
10,736
3.6% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Northfield, MN had a population of 20.5k people with a median age of 29.4 and a median household income of $83,125. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Northfield, MN grew from 20,374 to 20,518, a 0.707% increase and its median household income grew from $73,877 to $83,125, a 12.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Northfield, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.61%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.15%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.09%).

None of the households in Northfield, MN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.5% of the residents in Northfield, MN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Northfield, MN are St Olaf College (969 degrees awarded in 2022) and Carleton College (555 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Northfield, MN was $286,900, and the homeownership rate was 70.2%.

Most people in Northfield, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Northfield, MN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Northfield, MN is home to a population of 20.5k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.99% of Northfield, MN residents were born outside of the country (1.44k people).

In 2022, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.7k people) in Northfield, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 801 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 741 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.5%
2022 Citizenship
93.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.5% of Northfield, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Northfield, MN was 93.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Northfield, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.7k ± 463
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    801 ± 176
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    741 ± 203
8.7%
Hispanic Population
1.79k people

In 2022, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.7k people) in Northfield, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 801 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 741 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.7% of the people in Northfield, MN are hispanic (1.79k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    53,321 ± 5,642 people
  2. Somalia
    38,263 ± 4,786 people
  3. India
    30,262 ± 4,259 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 53,321 Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 38,263 and India with 30,262.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.99%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.44k people
7.85%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.6k people

As of 2022, 6.99% of Northfield, MN residents (1.44k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Northfield, MN was 7.85%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    306 ± 117
  2. Vietnam
    291 ± 93
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    150 ± 77

Northfield, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Northfield, MN employs 10.7k people. The largest industries in Northfield, MN are Educational Services (3,589 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,233 people), and Manufacturing (1,005 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($95,444), Utilities ($93,750), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($91,136).

Males in Minnesota have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $68,089. The income inequality in Minnesota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

10.7k
2022 Value
± 652
−3.6%
1 Year decline
± 8.63%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Northfield, MN declined at a rate of −3.6%, from 11.1k employees to 10.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northfield, MN, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,556 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,270 people), and Management Occupations (894 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northfield, MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.7k
2022 Value
± 652
−3.6%
1 Year decline
± 8.63%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Northfield, MN declined at a rate of −3.6%, from 11.1k employees to 10.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northfield, MN, are Educational Services (3,589 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,233 people), and Manufacturing (1,005 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northfield, MN, though some of these residents may live in Northfield, MN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,115
Median earning men ± $8,426
$17,438
Median earning women ± $3,480

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($126,111), Wholesale Trade ($85,880), and Public Administration ($83,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($66,023), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,250), and Public Administration ($63,047).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.26%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.93M people employed in Minnesota. This represents a 2.26% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Minnesota went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Minnesota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Minnesota

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Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is the Minnesota affiliate of the Democratic Party (United States)|U.S. Democratic Party and its members are counted as Democrats.
Tina Smith
Senator from Minnesota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Al Franken.

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing Minnesota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Minnesota

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Minnesota have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Northfield, MN awarded 1,524 degrees. The student population of Northfield, MN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,295 male students and 2,810 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Northfield, MN are White (997 and 72.8%), followed by Asian (126 and 9.2%), Hispanic or Latino (118 and 8.62%), and Two or More Races (84 and 6.14%).

The largest universities in Northfield, MN by number of degrees awarded are St Olaf College (969 and 63.6%) and Carleton College (555 and 36.4%).

The most popular majors in Northfield, MN are General Biological Sciences (170 and 11.2%), Other Research & Experimental Psychology (118 and 7.74%), and General Mathematics (113 and 7.41%).

The median tuition cost in Northfield, MN for private four year colleges is $58,447.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Northfield, MN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 32.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 30.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,105 (45% men and 55% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 5,105 students enrolled in Northfield, MN, 45% men and 55% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,104 records, of which 55.5% were women and 44.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 170 degrees awarded
  2. 118 degrees awarded
  3. 113 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Northfield, MN was General Biological Sciences with 170 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 969 degrees awarded
  2. 555 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was St Olaf College with 969 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 644 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Northfield, MN, which is 0.732 times less than the 880 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 997 degrees mean that there were 7.91 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 126 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($58,447) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($390) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($967) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.877% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.991% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.07M), Bachelors Degree (1.04M), and Some college (962k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Northfield, MN was $286,900 in 2022, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $250,100 to $286,900, a 14.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Northfield, MN is 70.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Northfield, MN have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Northfield, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Northfield, MN is $83,125. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Northfield, MN was Census Tract 705.03 with a value of $115,829, followed by Census Tract 615.02 and Census Tract 705.01, with respective values of $115,144 and $89,338.

Property

$286,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,805
$4,444
Median Property Taxes
±$334

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Rent vs Own

70.2%
Homeownership
2022
67%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.2% of the housing units in Northfield, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 705.03
  2. Census Tract 615.02
  3. Census Tract 705.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Northfield, MN was Census Tract 705.03 with a value of $115,829, followed by Census Tract 615.02 and Census Tract 705.01, with respective values of $115,144 and $89,338.

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Household Income

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$83,125
Median Household Income
± $8,414
6.33k
Number of Households
± 472

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.33k households in Northfield, MN grew to $83,125 from the previous year's value of $73,877.

The following chart displays the households in Northfield, MN 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Northfield, MN is from Minnesota.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.459
2021 Wage GINI in Minnesota

In 2022, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.267% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (55.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (23.2%)
  3. Walked (12.5%)

In 2022, 55.8% of workers in Northfield, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (23.2%) and those who walked to work (12.5%).

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Commute Time

19.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northfield, MN have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.915% of the workforce in Northfield, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

7.76% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northfield, MN (1.17k out of 15.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

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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Health

95.3% of the population of Northfield, MN has health coverage, with 57.8% on employee plans, 12.1% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.83% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Rice County, MN see 1063 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.932% decrease from the previous year (1073 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1863 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 545 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,063 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rice County, MN

Primary care physicians in Rice County, MN see an average of 1,063 patients per year. This represents a 0.932% decrease from the previous year (1,073 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Rice County, MN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.2% under 18 years, 32.5% between 18 and 34 years, 29.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.72%
Uninsured
57.8%
Employer Coverage
12.1%
Medicaid
10.9%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
1.83%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northfield, MN grew by 5.25% from 4.49% to 4.72%.

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