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Population in 2012: 20,515 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.6%
 

Males: 9,760  (47.6%)
Females: 10,755  (52.4%)

Median resident age:  26.4 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 55057.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $58,376 (it was $49,972 in 2000)
Northfield:

$58,376
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,961

Northfield city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $194,468 (it was $138,600 in 2000)
Northfield:

$194,468
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $213,185; Detached houses: $230,002; Townhouses or other attached units: $164,649; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $115,714; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $350,984; Mobile homes: $19,931

Median gross rent in 2012: $706.

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  • White alone - 16,714 (84.0%)
  • Hispanic - 1,120 (5.6%)
  • Asian alone - 934 (4.7%)
  • Two or more races - 444 (2.2%)
  • Black alone - 346 (1.7%)
  • Other race alone - 244 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 94 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.02%)

Races in Northfield detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Northfield: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.6%), Norwegian (14.5%), Irish (9.1%), Swedish (8.5%), English (5.9%), United States (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1868

Elevation: 910 feet

Land area: 6.99 square miles.

Population density: 2,934 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Northfield:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 49.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Northfield city:

  • Never married: 49.6%
  • Now married: 38.2%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

1,625 residents are foreign born (1.5% Asia, 0.9% Europe).

This city:  8.2%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,749 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,540 (1.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Burnsville, MN (21.6 miles , pop. 60,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (34.5 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (330.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dundas, MN (1.7 miles ), Dennison, MN (2.7 miles) , Randolph, MN (2.9 miles ), Nerstrand, MN (3.0 miles ), Elko, MN (3.3 miles ), Elko New Market, MN (3.4 miles ), New Market, MN (3.5 miles ), Faribault, MN (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 54 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 1998: 85 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 1999: 90 buildings, average cost: $122,200
  • 2000: 133 buildings, average cost: $133,000
  • 2001: 142 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2002: 198 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 2003: 196 buildings, average cost: $179,000
  • 2004: 172 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 2005: 187 buildings, average cost: $211,900
  • 2006: 86 buildings, average cost: $202,800
  • 2007: 65 buildings, average cost: $216,900
  • 2008: 16 buildings, average cost: $221,200
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $205,300
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $235,100
  • 2011: 15 buildings, average cost: $222,600
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $210,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.46 N, Longitude: 93.16 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Cows, Colleges and Contentment

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,284 (+11.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,360 (65.9%)

Area code: 507

Northfield household income distribution Northfield home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Northfield by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.05.00.0
Rapes 572411N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 29.340.411.422.35.55.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Robberies 2131512331127
per 100,000 11.75.817.15.627.35.410.615.415.35.05.09.934.6
Assaults 29122012116105913965
per 100,000 169.869.2114.366.860.032.153.225.745.965.345.229.824.7
Burglaries 8461916863761331216642755153
per 100,000 491.9352.0520.1378.6343.6406.8707.6622.2336.6210.9376.5253.0262.2
Thefts 438440462403423405482420304350319249321
per 100,000 2564.72538.82640.52243.82306.92167.72564.42159.71550.21757.11601.61235.11588.1
Auto thefts 192937421224171697101517
per 100,000 111.3167.3211.5233.865.4128.590.482.345.935.150.274.484.1
Arson 55200010012428
per 100,000 29.328.911.40.00.00.05.30.00.060.220.19.939.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 209.0189.4198.2169.6147.7139.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

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Crime rate in Northfield detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 25 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.99
Minnesota average:

1.66

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Northfield, Minnesota accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.7%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,244 (+15.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (37%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Educational services (45%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3%)

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Average climate in Northfield, Minnesota

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Tornado activity:

Northfield-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 106% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.8 miles away from the Northfield city center killed 5 people and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 tornado 28.1 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 22 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Northfield-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 97.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rice County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Floods: 2, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Jerome J. Workman, Jr. - Writer, Peter Agre - Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, Siri Hustvedt - Novelist, Alexandra Holden - Actress, George C. Thorpe - Marine Corps Brevet Medal recipient, Karl Rolvaag - Diplomat, Paulette Carlson - Country singer, Ben Sippola - Soccer player, Chad Setterstrom - Football player, Jeff Schmidt (baseball) - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Northfield:

  • HOME CARE LINK (Home Health Center, 815 FOREST AVENUE)
  • LAURA BAKER SERVICES ASSOC (Hospital, "211 OAK STREET, PO BOX 611")
  • NORTHFIELD HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Local, 2000 NORTH AVENUE)
  • NORTHFIELD CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, 900 CANNON VALLEY DRIVE)
  • THREE LINKS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 815 FOREST AVENUE)

Political contributions by individuals in Northfield, MN

Local government website: www.ci.northfield.mn.us

Colleges/Universities in Northfield:

  • St. Olaf College (Full-time enrollment: 3,028; Location: 1520 St Olaf Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.stolaf.edu)
  • Carleton College (FT enrollment: 1,996; Location: One North College Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.carleton.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Northfield:

  • Inver Hills Community College (about 27 miles; Inver Grove Heights, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,541)
  • Normandale Community College (about 28 miles; Bloomington, MN; FT enrollment: 4,832)
  • St. Catherine University (about 33 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 3,406)
  • University of St Thomas (about 34 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 7,020)
  • Concordia University-Saint Paul (about 35 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,429)
  • Saint Paul College - A Community and Technical College (about 35 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,404)
  • Metropolitan State University (about 36 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,673)

Public high schools in Northfield:

Public elementary/middle schools in Northfield:

Private elementary/middle schools in Northfield:

  • ST DOMINIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 175; Location: 216 SPRING ST N; Grades: PK - 8)
  • NORTHFIELD MONTESSORI (Students: 110; Location: 340 MONTESSORI CT; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LAURA BAKER SCHOOL (Students: 9; Location: 211 OAK ST; Grades: UG - UG)
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Library in Northfield:

  • NORTHFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,068,668; Location: 210 WASHINGTON ST; 77,136 books; 15,187 e-books; 5,484 audio materials; 5,780 video materials; 11 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 11 other licensed databases; 260 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • The Northfield hospital moved to its new facility in 2003 - the new address is: 2000 North Avenue, Northfield, MN 55057

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Notable locations in Northfield: C G W Station (A), Northfield Fire and Rescue (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Lawn Cemetery (1), Calvary Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lyman Lakes (A), Cannon River Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Heath Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Northfield include: Wade Park (1), John North Park (2), Central Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Northfield Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 408 Division Street South).

Hotels: Archer House (212 Division Street South), Country Inn-Suites Northfield (300 South Highway 3), Manawa (212 Division Street South), College City Motel (875 Highway 3 North), Country Inn & Suites by Carlson-Northfield (300 Highway 3 South), Froggy Bottoms Irish River Pub (305 Water Street South), Americinn Lodge & Suites (1320 Bollenbacher Drive).

 
Rice County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  Pb  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.6. This is about average.
City:

34.6
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00308. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00308
U.S.:

0.02218
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.139. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.139
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.331. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.331
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 6.90. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.90
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.85. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.85
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Northfield and their reported violations in the past:

CARLETON COLLEGE (Address: One North College Street , Population served: 2485, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and DEC-15-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-22-1999), St Compliance achieved (DEC-15-1999), St Intentional no-action (MAR-24-2000), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-24-2000)
  • One regular monitoring violation
SINGING HILLS GIRL SCOUT CAMP (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-27-2004), St Boil Water Order (MAY-27-2004), St Public Notif requested (MAY-27-2004), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-27-2004), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-27-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-27-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-09-2003), St Boil Water Order (JUN-09-2003), St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2003), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-09-2003), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-09-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUN-16-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-1999 and DEC-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-22-1999), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-22-1999), St Public Notif requested (JUN-22-1999), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-22-1999), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-22-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-22-1999), St Compliance achieved (JUL-06-1999)
MULLIGAN TREE MOVING AND LANDSCAPING (Address: 9335 West 330th Street , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and FEB-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (3 times from OCT-01-1993 to JAN-15-1994), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-09-1994), Fed Formal NOV issued (OCT-04-1995), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-1996)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1993 and FEB-06-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (3 times from OCT-01-1993 to JAN-15-1994), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-09-1994), St Compliance achieved (FEB-06-1996)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Northfield that have no violations reported:

  • PINE CONE RESTAURANT & BAKERY/BURGER EXP (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WILLINGER'S LLC (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTHFIELD EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH (Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CEDAR HILLS MOBILE HOME PARK (Address: P.O Box 215, Population served: 41, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WATERFORD COMMUNITY CENTER AND PARK (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTHFIELD TRACTOR & EQUIPMENT (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.3%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 10.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.7% for American Indian residents, 27.1% for other race residents, 54.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.9%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.7%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Northfield, MN

People in group quarters in Northfield in 2010:

  • 4,486 people in college/university student housing
  • 162 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 50 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 2 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Northfield in 2000:

  • 4,208 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 431 people in nursing homes
  • 54 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Northfield compared to Minnesota state average:

Northfield, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Northfield (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Northfield: Drive-In Branch, Northfield Branch, The First National Bank Of Northfiel. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $126.2 mil, Deposits: $113.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Heywood Bancshares, Inc.
  • Community Resource Bank: Millstream Commons Branch, Branch, at 1605 Heritage Drive. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $234.4 mil, Deposits: $194.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Northfield Bancshares, Inc.
  • TCF National Bank: Cub Northfield at 2423 Highway 3 South, branch established on 2003/03/28. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Northfield Branch at 700 South Water Street, branch established on 1995/11/16. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Premier Bank Minnesota: Northfield Branch at 112 East Fifth Street, branch established on 1910/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/28: Bank assets: $176.6 mil, Deposits: $162.7 mil, headquarters in Farmington, MN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Northfield, Minnesota:

  • Super 8 Motel, 1420 Riverview Dr, Northfield, MN 55057 , Phone: (507) 663-0371
  • Country Inn & Suites, 300 South Hwy 3, Northfield, MN 55057 , Phone: (507) 645-2286, Fax: (507) 645-2955
  • Americinn Lodge & Suites, 1320 Bollenbacher Dr, Northfield, MN 55057 , Phone: (507) 645-7761
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Northfield, Minnesota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Northfield travel time to work - commute


Northfield mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Northfield city (based on Rice County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.40%
Here66.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents43.8%25.6%11.9%5.5%3.9%
Congregations12.3%19.3%10.5%12.3%7.0%
NameAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchBaptist General ConferenceChristian and Missionary AllianceOther
Adherents2.8%1.7%0.7%0.7%3.3%
Congregations7.0%5.3%1.8%1.8%22.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Rice County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
This county:

4.05 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Rice County:

4.86 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.2%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.8%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Rice County:

15.1%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$25,432$61,0370$0
Other Government Administration 14$40,259$34,5080$0
Police Protection - Officers 20$105,068$63,0410$0
Police - Other 6$18,164$36,3280$0
Firefighters 0$0 29$8,612
Streets and Highways 13$45,706$42,1900$0
Hospitals 530$1,679,729$38,0320$0
Sewerage 7$30,237$51,8350$0
Parks and Recreation 3$11,088$44,3520$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$21,347$64,0410$0
Water Supply 4$20,163$60,4890$0
Transit 6$15,285$30,5700$0
Local Libraries 9$36,715$48,95317$11,796
Other and Unallocable 14$58,113$49,81113$11,628
Totals for Government 635$2,107,306$39,82359$32,036

Northfield government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Hospitals: $4,508,000 ($219.74)
    Regular Highways: $1,856,000 ($90.47)
    Sewerage: $175,000 ($8.53)
    General - Other: $126,000 ($6.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $121,000 ($5.90)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($1.46)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $33,660,000 ($1640.75)
    General - Other: $3,371,000 ($164.32)
    Police Protection: $2,580,000 ($125.76)
    Liquor Stores: $2,187,000 ($106.60)
    Sewerage: $1,655,000 ($80.67)
    Regular Highways: $1,390,000 ($67.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,343,000 ($65.46)
    Central Staff Services: $1,060,000 ($51.67)
    Water Utilities: $933,000 ($45.48)
    Libraries: $864,000 ($42.12)
    Financial Administration: $627,000 ($30.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $624,000 ($30.42)
    Local Fire Protection: $409,000 ($19.94)
    Housing and Community Development: $281,000 ($13.70)
    Transit Utilities: $278,000 ($13.55)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $276,000 ($13.45)
    General Public Buildings: $158,000 ($7.70)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $39,000 ($1.90)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,916,000 ($190.88)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $7,000 ($0.34)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,720,000 ($1399.95)

Northfield government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $40,016,000 ($1950.57)
    Sewerage: $3,232,000 ($157.54)
    All Other: $905,000 ($44.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $655,000 ($31.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $162,000 ($7.90)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $12,000 ($0.58)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($0.44)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $55,000 ($2.68)
    Transit Utilities: $46,000 ($2.24)
    Highways: $12,000 ($0.58)
    All Other: $7,000 ($0.34)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $203,000 ($9.90)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,339,000 ($114.01)
    Special Assessments: $2,093,000 ($102.02)
    General Revenue, NEC: $771,000 ($37.58)
    Donations From Private Sources: $498,000 ($24.27)
    Sale of Property: $450,000 ($21.94)
    Fines and Forfeits: $97,000 ($4.73)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $2,286,000 ($111.43)
    Water Utilities: $1,603,000 ($78.14)
    Transit Utilities: $33,000 ($1.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,164,000 ($154.23)
    All Other: $327,000 ($15.94)
    Transit Utilities: $153,000 ($7.46)
    Highways: $130,000 ($6.34)
    Housing and Community Development: $22,000 ($1.07)
  • Tax - Property: $4,644,000 ($226.37)
    Other License: $648,000 ($31.59)
    Public Utilities Sales: $128,000 ($6.24)
    Other Selective Sales: $74,000 ($3.61)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $43,000 ($2.10)

Northfield government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $63,768,000 ($3108.36)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,301,000 ($2939.36)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $14,493,000 ($706.46)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $13,871,000 ($676.14)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,477,000 ($169.49)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $622,000 ($30.32)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,000 ($0.49)

Northfield government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,259,000 ($61.37)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,715,000 ($2033.39)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,125,000 ($980.99)

7.25% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,899 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.25%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

0.28% of residents moved from foreign countries ($389 average AGI)
Rice County:

0.28%
Minnesota average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Dakota County, MN  1.57% ($56,985 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.79% ($53,848)
from Scott County, MN  0.46% ($44,919)


7.08% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,790 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.08%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($178 average AGI)
Rice County:

0.08%
Minnesota average:

0.04%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Dakota County, MN  1.00% ($37,780 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.82% ($31,474)
to Steele County, MN  0.63% ($32,919)

Strongest AM radio stations in Northfield:

  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KYMN (1080 AM; 1 kW; NORTHFIELD, MN)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KDHL (920 AM; 5 kW; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • KKMS (980 AM; 5 kW; RICHFIELD, MN)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • KSMM (1530 AM; 9 kW; SHAKOPEE, MN; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Northfield:

  • KRLX (88.1 FM; NORTHFIELD, MN; Owner: CARLETON COLLEGE)
  • KQCL (95.9 FM; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCAL (89.3 FM; NORTHFIELD, MN; Owner: ST. OLAF COLLEGE)
  • WGVX (105.1 FM; LAKEVILLE, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • KNOW-FM (91.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLTE (102.9 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-FM (94.5 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-FM, LLC, A DELAWARE LLC)
  • KBGY (107.5 FM; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: MILESTONE RADIO II LLC)
  • KEEY-FM (102.1 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTCZ-FM (97.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS-FM (98.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDWB-FM (101.3 FM; RICHFIELD, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQRS-FM (92.5 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: KQRS, Inc.)
  • KSJN (99.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXXR (93.7 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • KOWZ-FM (100.9 FM; BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN; Owner: BLOOMING PRAIRIE FARM RADIO INC.)
  • KRDS-FM (95.5 FM; NEW PRAGUE, MN; Owner: RADIO SOUTHERN MINNESOTA, LLC)
  • KRUE (92.1 FM; WASECA, MN; Owner: MAIN STREET BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Northfield:

  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KARE (Channel 11; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-TV (Channel 5; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTCA-TV (Channel 2; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WCCO-TV (Channel 4; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTCI-TV (Channel 17; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSTC-TV (Channel 45; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K07UI (Channel 7; MINNEAPOLIS, ETC., MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KMWB (Channel 23; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KLGT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFTC (Channel 29; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K58BS (Channel 58; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K67HG (Channel 67; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K14KH (Channel 14; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K19ER (Channel 19; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W62BD (Channel 62; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KXLT-TV (Channel 47; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SHOCKLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Northfield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 12
Total length: 41 meters (135ft)
Total costs: $1,233,000
Total average daily traffic: 55,691
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,763
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 65,840

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Northfield, MN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Northfield)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Northfield, MN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 70 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Northfield)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Northfield)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 60
  • Hazardous Condition: 47

Incident types - Northfield


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Northfield, MN

Most common first names in Northfield, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8079.8 years
Robert7175.9 years
William6575.1 years
Mary5982.4 years
Helen5181.8 years
Anna4986.9 years
George4680.7 years
Arthur4583.3 years
James4274.6 years
Ruth4081.0 years
Most common last names in Northfield, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson11381.1 years
Nelson5380.8 years
Anderson4082.5 years
Olson3079.4 years
Peterson2783.5 years
Hanson2682.9 years
Larson2183.7 years
Miller2077.7 years
Smith1878.9 years
Thompson1880.6 years
Businesses in Northfield, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1KFC1
AmericInn1Lane Furniture1
Applebee's1McDonald's1
Arby's1T-Mobile1
Caribou Coffee1Taco Bell1
Curves1Target1
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1
Domino's Pizza1UPS4
FedEx3Walgreens1
H&R Block1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Northfield, MN

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