Northfield, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 1,089.
Population change since 2000: -4.6%
Males: 492  (45.2%)
Females: 597  (54.8%)
Median resident age:

52.4 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.7 years

Zip codes: 01360.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $80,746 (it was $45,580 in 2000)
Northfield:

$80,746
MA:

$85,843

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $44,418 (it was $23,920 in 2000)

Northfield CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $239,647 (it was $128,500 in 2000)
Northfield:

$239,647
MA:

$418,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $268,897; detached houses: $277,997; townhouses or other attached units: $201,124; in 2-unit structures: $201,850; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $507,464; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $115,616; mobile homes: $72,385

Median gross rent in 2019: $657.

March 2019 cost of living index in Northfield: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.9%
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According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Northfield, Massachusetts as of May 06, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Northfield is 315 to 1.


Crime rates in Northfield by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(30.8)
1
(30.1)
1
(33.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.2)
1
(33.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(67.1)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(32.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(153.9)
7
(210.5)
10
(334.4)
2
(66.2)
3
(99.9)
1
(32.8)
1
(32.6)
3
(99.7)
5
(167.6)
6
(202.3)
2
(67.1)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
26
(800.2)
13
(390.9)
24
(802.7)
14
(463.3)
12
(399.6)
12
(393.4)
13
(423.6)
11
(365.7)
5
(167.6)
8
(269.7)
5
(167.7)
1
(33.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
34
(1,046)
31
(932.1)
43
(1,438)
21
(694.9)
33
(1,099)
18
(590.2)
28
(912.3)
18
(598.4)
17
(569.7)
19
(640.6)
10
(335.3)
9
(301.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(246.2)
2
(60.1)
3
(100.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(65.6)
1
(32.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
1
(33.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index173.0135.6215.473.591.972.875.396.1104.985.092.214.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Northfield, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.34
Massachusetts average:

2.57
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Ancestries: English (24.7%), American (11.0%), Portuguese (7.7%), Irish (7.5%), Italian (7.2%), European (6.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1723

Elevation: 300 feet

Land area: 4.47 square miles.

Population density: 244 people per square mile   (very low).

Northfield, Massachusetts map

8 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.8%
Massachusetts:

16.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,108 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,618 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chicopee, MA (37.7 miles , pop. 54,653).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (74.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (148.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Bernardston, MA (2.4 miles ),
Winchester, NH (2.4 miles ),
Vernon, VT (2.4 miles ),
Gill, MA (2.5 miles ),
Hinsdale, NH (2.5 miles ),
Warwick, MA (2.5 miles ),
Erving, MA (2.7 miles ),
Millers Falls, MA (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 42.70 N, Longitude: 72.44 W

Area code: 413

Distribution of median household income in Northfield, MA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Northfield, MA in 2019
Northfield satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 19 buildings, average cost: $64,100
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $64,100
  • 1999: 24 buildings, average cost: $64,100
  • 2000: 25 buildings, average cost: $64,100
  • 2001: 28 buildings, average cost: $64,100
  • 2002: 31 buildings, average cost: $64,100
  • 2003: 33 buildings, average cost: $64,100
  • 2004: 35 buildings, average cost: $64,100
  • 2005: 35 buildings, average cost: $64,100
  • 2006: 31 buildings, average cost: $64,100
  • 2007: 26 buildings, average cost: $64,100
  • 2008: 19 buildings, average cost: $64,100
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $285,700
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $285,700
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $285,700
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $322,200
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $322,200
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $322,200
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $220,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $220,000
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $220,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Northfield, MA residents
Average permit cost in Northfield, MA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.2%
Massachusetts:

6.2%
Most common industries in Northfield, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (31.7%)
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Utilities (3.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (28.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.9%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.2%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (5.2%)
  • Health care (5.2%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (34.7%)
  • Health care (18.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.3%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (2.7%)
Most common occupations in Northfield, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.8%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Registered nurses (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Teachers, secondary school (10.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Registered nurses (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)

Average climate in Northfield, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Northfield, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 64.0. This is about average.

City:

64.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.66. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.66
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.89. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.89
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Northfield-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 16% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.4 miles away from the Northfield place center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/22/1981, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.4 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Northfield-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Massachusetts state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 128.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 139.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 138.8 miles away from Northfield center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 69.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 109.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 26.2 miles away from Northfield center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Snowstorms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Northfield topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Northfield:

  • APPLEWOOD CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WINCHESTER, NH)
  • VERNON GREEN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; VERNON, VT)
  • NURSE'S HOUSE CALL - GREENFIELD (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; GREENFIELD, MA)
  • YANKEE FAMILY DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; GREENFIELD, MA)
  • POET'S SEAT HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GREENFIELD, MA)
  • BAYSTATE FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; GREENFIELD, MA)
  • HOSPICE OF FRANKLIN COUNTY (Hospital, about 11 miles away; GREENFIELD, MA)

Amtrak station near Northfield:

  • 11 miles: BRATTLEBORO (VERNON RD.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Operable nuclear power plant near Northfield:

  • 6 miles: Vermont Yankee in Vernon, VT.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Northfield:

  • Keene State College (about 18 miles; Keene, NH; Full-time enrollment: 5,098)
  • Franklin Pierce University (about 21 miles; Rindge, NH; FT enrollment: 2,139)
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst (about 23 miles; Amherst, MA; FT enrollment: 26,583)
  • Mount Wachusett Community College (about 25 miles; Gardner, MA; FT enrollment: 3,143)
  • Smith College (about 29 miles; Northampton, MA; FT enrollment: 3,549)
  • Mount Holyoke College (about 32 miles; South Hadley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Fitchburg State University (about 35 miles; Fitchburg, MA; FT enrollment: 5,010)

Public high school in Northfield:

Private high school in Northfield:

Public elementary/middle school in Northfield:

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Libraries in Northfield:

  • DICKINSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $132,408; Location: 115 MAIN STREET; 16,261 books; 930 e-books; 2,357 audio materials; 2,008 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 50 print serial subscriptions)
  • FIELD LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,988; Location: 243 MILLERS FALLS ROAD; 9,685 books; 77 audio materials; 468 video materials; 2 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Northfield Mount HErmo is grades 9 through 12 with a PG year. It is now only on one campus in Gill, rather than 2 campuses, with one also in Northfield.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Northfield: Northfield EMS (A), Northfield Fire Department (B), Northfield Townhall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Northfield include: Unitarian Universalist Church (A), Trinitarian Congregational Church (B), Northfield Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pentecost Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Grandin Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Pauchaug Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Northfield: Northfield Main Street Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: C W Mars (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 243 Millers Falls Road).

Birthplace of: Dwight L. Moody - Evangelist and publisher who founded the Moody Church.

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

NORTHFIELD WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 890, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-25-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-11-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-19-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

61.1%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

9.9%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Banks with branches in Northfield (2011 data):

  • Greenfield Co-operative Bank: Northfield Branch at 144 Main Street, branch established on 1975/05/19. Info updated 2008/12/09: Bank assets: $308.4 mil, Deposits: $260.0 mil, headquarters in Greenfield, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Greenfield Bancorp Mhc

For population 15 years and over in Northfield:

Marital status in Northfield, MA
  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 45.2%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 19.3%

For population 25 years and over in Northfield:

  • High school or higher: 94.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 24.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Northfield, MA (based on Franklin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic16,50915
Mainline Protestant4,61738
Evangelical Protestant2,07920
Other1,58021
None46,587-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 26
Franklin County:

3.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
This county:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
This county:

3.21 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 58
Here:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Franklin County:

7.5%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

22.2%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.1%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Northfield:

54.8%
Massachusetts:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Northfield:

52.5%
Massachusetts:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Northfield:

27.3
Massachusetts:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.7%
Massachusetts:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.9%
Massachusetts:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Northfield:

7.1
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.1%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
Northfield:

59.2%
Massachusetts:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Northfield:

78.3%
State:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Northfield, MA Residents

5.49% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,963 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hampshire County, MA  1.59% ($43,790 average AGI)
from Worcester County, MA  0.66% ($34,201)
from Hampden County, MA  0.44% ($40,594)


6.07% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hampshire County, MA  1.39% ($42,432 average AGI)
to Worcester County, MA  0.78% ($38,071)
to Hampden County, MA  0.50% ($35,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Northfield:

  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCAT (700 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ORANGE-ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKBK (1290 AM; 5 kW; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Northfield:

  • WYRY (104.9 FM; HINSDALE, NH; Owner: TRI-VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNMH (91.5 FM; NORTHFIELD, MA; Owner: NORTHFIELD MOUNT HERMON SCHOOL)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WOQL (98.7 FM; WINCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, LLC)
  • WJDF (97.3 FM; ORANGE, MA; Owner: DEANE BROTHERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRSY (101.5 FM; MARLBORO, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WHAI (98.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WKNE (103.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WEVN (90.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • W293AB (106.5 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WCMK (91.9 FM; PUTNEY, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WKVT-FM (92.7 FM; BRATTLEBORO, VT; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WRSI (93.9 FM; TURNERS FALLS, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Northfield:

  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WEKW-TV (Channel 52; KEENE, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • Northfield, Massachusetts
  • Fatal accident count14
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents19
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:3
  • Fatalities15
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents26
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Massachusetts average
  • Fatal accident count7308
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents10013
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2394
  • Fatalities7888
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents17267
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents704
See more detailed statistics of Northfield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 108ft / 33.2mTotal length
  • $28,826,000Total costs
  • 50,055Total average daily traffic
  • 3,566Total average daily truck traffic
  • 43,259Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Northfield, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 51930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31960-1969
  • 11990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Northfield, MA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Rt 63 - Northfield Mtn., 6 Miles South Of (Lat: 42.608500 Lon: -72.449250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 27.4 m, Overall height: 28.6 m, Call Sign: KNKN860
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 08/30/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021, Certifier: John T Scott IiiRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Corner Of Main & School St (Lat: 42.697583 Lon: -72.433972), Call Sign: KNIT474, Licensee ID: L00043690,
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.5200 MHz, Grant Date: 03/26/1999, Expiration Date: 05/19/2004, Cancellation Date: 07/25/2004, Registrant: Northfield, Town Of, Main St, Northfield, MA 01360, Phone: (413) 498-5521
  • Town Hall Main St Jct Of Warwick Ave (Lat: 42.706750 Lon: -72.441194), Call Sign: KRG723, Licensee ID: L01905380,
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.1600 MHz, 39.2400 MHz, Grant Date: 01/26/2005, Expiration Date: 02/01/2015, Cancellation Date: 04/04/2015, Registrant: Northfield, Town Of, 69 Main St, Northfield, MA 01360, Phone: (413) 498-2901
  • 97 F Sumner Turner Drive (Lat: 42.683139 Lon: -72.484806), Type: Bant, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 14 m, Call Sign: WPJM562,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.420 MHz, Grant Date: 06/17/2011, Expiration Date: 07/29/2021, Certifier: Robert W Englehardt, Registrant: Federal License Management, 175 Pine St, Suite 104, Williamsport, PA 17701-6549, Phone: (866) 908-2220, Fax: (570) 323-4002, Email:
  • Corner Of Main & School St (Lat: 42.697583 Lon: -72.433972), Type: Bant, Structure height: 21 m, Call Sign: WQCK977, Licensee ID: L01905380,
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.5200 MHz, Grant Date: 02/12/2015, Expiration Date: 03/29/2025, Certifier: Susan J Draves, Registrant: Northfield, Town Of, Main St, Northfield, MA 01360, Phone: (413) 498-5521

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • NORTHFIELD, Approx 6 Mi S Of (Lat: 42.609250 Lon: -72.449250), Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WMV968,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6655.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/22/1995, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/03/1998, Registrant: Atlantic Cellular Company LP, 15 Westminister St Ste 830, Providence, RI 02903
  • Gill Campus, MA, 28 Mount Herman Drive (Lat: 42.669250 Lon: -72.479250), Type: Pole, Structure height: 21.3 m, Overall height: 25.3 m, Call Sign: WQDM990,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17800.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/05/2005, Expiration Date: 10/05/2015, Cancellation Date: 12/05/2015, Certifier: John Shannon, Registrant: Consolidated Spectrum Services, 22 Merrill Drive, Atkinson, NH 03811, Phone: (603) 362-5977, Fax: (603) 362-5977, Email:
  • Main Campus, MA, 206 Main Street (Lat: 42.718694 Lon: -72.443417), Type: Building, Structure height: 16.7 m, Call Sign: WQDM992,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19360.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/05/2005, Expiration Date: 10/05/2015, Cancellation Date: 12/05/2015, Certifier: John Shannon, Registrant: Consolidated Spectrum Services, 22 Merrill Drive, Atkinson, NH 03811, Phone: (603) 362-5977, Fax: (603) 362-5977, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Northfield)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: GRAVELINE JOSEPH P CH-2 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3118G , Serial Number: CH20191-0607, Year manufactured: 1991, Airworthiness Date: 04/26/1993, Certificate Issue Date: 09/19/1991
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph P Graveline, 67 Route 10, Northfield, MA 01360
  • Aircraft: AUTO GYRO GMBH MTOSPORT (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 914UL (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 320QT , Serial Number: M01425, Year manufactured: 2017, Airworthiness Date: 12/21/2017, Certificate Issue Date: 09/20/2018
    Registrant (Individual): James Antes, 280 Old Vernon Rd, Northfield, MA 01360
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182H (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8343S , Serial Number: 18256443, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 07/01/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 11/28/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Jon G Mcgowan, 134 Main St, Northfield, MA 01360
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-360 SER (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9011C , Serial Number: 28R-7803243, Airworthiness Date: 02/24/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 08/03/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Vasilios Parios, 198 Main St, Northfield, MA 01360
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9488P , Serial Number: 24-5004, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 10/14/1971, Certificate Issue Date: 08/06/2014
    Registrant (Individual): James H Antes, 280 Old Vernon Rd, Northfield, MA 01360

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$246,04012$152,9701$71,9801$71,220
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$142,5000$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$03$188,7371$78,8100$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$133,8350$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0403.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$170,650
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0403.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Northfield, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Northfield, MA - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 10. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 27 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Northfield, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (56.1%), and Outside Fires (32.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Northfield, MA
    • 8756.1%Structure Fires
    • 5032.3%Outside Fires
    • 149.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 42.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Northfield, MA
Most common first names in Northfield, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Helen2385.0 years
Robert1875.7 years
Charles1776.0 years
Mary1786.6 years
John1573.8 years
Ruth1384.7 years
Elizabeth1383.9 years
Dorothy1276.5 years
Joseph1180.8 years
Edward1185.6 years
Most common last names in Northfield, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Holloway1166.5 years
Thompson976.0 years
Smith877.0 years
Davis773.1 years
Clough778.6 years
Hammond779.4 years
Clark779.4 years
Field782.8 years
Black779.0 years
Parker681.0 years
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Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Northfield, MA
  • 62.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 16.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.5%Wood
  • 5.3%Other fuel
  • 3.6%Solar energy
  • 2.8%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Northfield, MA
  • 50.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 24.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 24.8%Electricity


Northfield compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
There are 3 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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