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Northfield township, MI map Land area: 36.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.
Population: 8,252 (60% urban, 40% rural)
Males: 4,182  (50.7%)
Females: 4,070  (49.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 8,118 (7,010 owner occupied, 1,108 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

26%


Races in Northfield township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.5%
  • Black: 1.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.1%
  • Two or more races: 1.3%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 35.1
Median age of females: 35.6

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Average household size: 2.57

Northfield township:

2.6 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.02

Estimated median household income in 2009: $61,330 ($58,396 in 1999)
This township:

$61,330
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $761 (lower quartile is $617, upper quartile is $899)
Here:

$761
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $193,202 (it was $159,300 in 2000)
Northfield township:

$193,202
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $136,544 - $290,745

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $220,011
Here:

$220,011
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $468,669
Here:

$468,669
State:

$147,658

In 2-unit structures: $428,711
Here:

$428,711
State:

$101,322

Mobile homes: $38,565
Here:

$38,565
State:

$39,606
Population density: 227 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

4.1%
Whole state:

10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.2%
Whole state:

4.8%

Cities in this township include: Whitmore Lake.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Northfield township: Northfield Church Rest Area (A), Rolling Meadows County Club (B), Northfield Township Fire Department Station 2 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Northfield township include: Saint Johns Church (A), Saint Patricks Church (B), Calvary Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Green Oak Cemetery (1), Saint Patricks Cemetery (2), Leland Cemetery (3), Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Lawton Lake (A), Wildwood Lake (B), Tobin Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Northfield township: Saint Patrick's Church Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 341 (59% naturalized citizens)

Northfield township:  4.1%
State:  5.3%

55% of Northfield township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in Michigan.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 6353
  • Northeast: 241
  • Midwest: 771
  • South: 362
  • West: 154
Northfield township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Northfield township, Michigan:

  • 109 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,148
  • One, attached: 139
  • Two: 150
  • 3 or 4: 29
  • 5 to 9: 73
  • 10 to 19: 53
  • 20 to 49: 165
  • 50 or more: 25
  • Mobile homes: 619

Median worth of mobile homes: $28,600


Housing units in Northfield township with a mortgage: 1,315 (162 second mortgage, 125 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 304

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 273
  • 1995 to 1998: 367
  • 1990 to 1994: 381
  • 1980 to 1989: 848
  • 1970 to 1979: 428
  • 1960 to 1969: 212
  • 1950 to 1959: 300
  • 1940 to 1949: 148
  • 1939 or earlier: 444

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Northfield township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 49
  • 4 rooms: 277
  • 5 rooms: 709
  • 6 rooms: 650
  • 7 rooms: 432
  • 8 rooms: 248
  • 9 or more rooms: 250

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Northfield township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 19
  • 2 rooms: 54
  • 3 rooms: 82
  • 4 rooms: 130
  • 5 rooms: 138
  • 6 rooms: 74
  • 7 rooms: 12
  • 8 rooms: 12
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Northfield township:

  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 72
  • 2 bedrooms: 539
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,529
  • 4 bedrooms: 437
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 47

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Northfield township:

  • no bedroom: 36
  • 1 bedroom: 101
  • 2 bedrooms: 291
  • 3 bedrooms: 70
  • 4 bedrooms: 29
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Northfield township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 83
  • 1 vehicle: 510
  • 2 vehicles: 1,420
  • 3 vehicles: 426
  • 4 vehicles: 110
  • 5 or more vehicles: 85

Cars and other vehicles available in Northfield township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 18
  • 1 vehicle: 231
  • 2 vehicles: 200
  • 3 vehicles: 44
  • 4 vehicles: 34
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (16%)
  • Transportation equipment (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Machinery (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Northfield township:

  • German (22.2%)
  • Irish (10.7%)
  • Polish (10.4%)
  • English (8.5%)
  • United States or American (7.9%)
  • French (except Basque) (5.3%)
  • Italian (4.4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Germany (12%)
  • Other Northern Europe (11%)
  • Israel (11%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • United Kingdom (9%)
  • Hungary (9%)
  • Korea (6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,005 (89%)
  • Carpooled: 381 (8%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 7 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 20 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 66 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Wood (1%)

People in group quarters in Northfield township, Michigan:

  • 109 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill

95.2% of residents of Northfield township speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
2.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,138
  • In family households: 6,966 (1,818 male householders, 394 female householders)
    1,888 spouses, 2,566 children (2,369 natural, 109 adopted, 88 stepchildren), 104 grandchildren, 7 brothers or sisters, 41 parents, 58 other relatives, 90 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,172 (490 male householders (350 living alone)), 424 female householders (334 living alone)), 258 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 134 (116 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 900 2-persons, 533 3-persons, 460 4-persons, 213 5-persons, 93 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 684 1-person, 216 2-persons, 14 3-persons,

1,620 married couples with children.
355 single-parent households (101 men, 254 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 80
Here:

8.1%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 17
Here:

4.5%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 32
Here:

7.3%
Michigan:

16.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Northfield township:

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