Northfield, Minnesota Population 2020

20,774

Northfield is a city located in Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 20,774, it is the 55th largest city in Minnesota and the 1793rd largest city in the United States. Northfield is currently growing at a rate of 0.34% annually and its population has increased by 3.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,007 in 2010. Spanning over 9 miles, Northfield has a population density of 2,445 people per square mile.

The average household income in Northfield is $82,655 with a poverty rate of 12.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $816 per month, and the median house value is $216,600. The median age in Northfield is 27.5 years, 26.5 years for males, and 28.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.6 males.

Northfield Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Northfield was:

  • White: 87.53%
  • Other race: 4.01%
  • Asian: 3.19%
  • Black or African American: 2.54%
  • Two or more races: 2.40%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Northfield, Minnesota is 20,774, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,634.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 20,007.

Northfield, Minnesota Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202067,2233500.52%
201966,8733500.52%
201866,5233500.53%
201766,1733480.53%
201665,8255180.79%
201565,3073100.47%
201464,9973550.55%
201364,6422060.32%
201264,436-18-0.03%
201164,4542120.33%
201064,2420.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,69587.53%
Some Other Race8104.01%
Asian6443.19%
Black or African American5142.54%
Two or More Races4852.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native550.27%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander140.07%

Northfield Population Pyramid 2020

Northfield Median Age

27.5


Total

26.5


Male

28.2


Female

Northfield Adults

There are 16,633 adults, (2,819 of whom are seniors) in Northfield.

Northfield Age Dependency

46.4

Age Dependency Ratio

20.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Northfield Sex Ratio

Female

10,722

53.03%

Male

9,495

46.97%

Northfield Households and Families

Northfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Northfield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.4%14.6%
All66.7%33.3%
Male62.7%37.3%
Non Family47%53%
Female45.1%54.9%

66.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,3402.2966.7
Married3,2162.9685.4
Non Family2,4371.2347
Female5263.0845.1
Male1612.5862.7

2.9

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Northfield Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2632.53%
9th to 12th Grade1781.71%
High School Graduate2,12220.38%
Some College2,06619.84%
Associates Degree9859.46%
Bachelors Degree2,61525.11%
Graduate Degree2,18420.97%

Northfield Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,2619,0594,479
Hispanic680464129
Other Race42925236
Black22022070
Asian16514375
Multiple Races474734
Native American201912

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 72.34%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,754$48,360$33,227
Less Than High School$16,843$21,361$11,250
High School Grad$31,616$40,476$21,226
Some College$39,792$48,611$30,246
Bachelors Degree$47,557$57,500$40,338
Graduate Degree$56,250$70,843$49,688

$41,754

Average Earnings

$48,360

Average Male

$33,227

Average Female

Northfield Language

Northfield Language by Age

Northfield Language

86.57% of Northfield residents speak only English, while 13.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.40% of the population.

Northfield Poverty

Northfield Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,3449777.91%
Hispanic1,38150636.64%
Other77444457.36%
Black34114642.82%
Multiple2207232.73%
Asian1946432.99%
Native49510.20%

12.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.72%

Male Poverty Rate

13.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Northfield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Northfield is Other, with 57.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Northfield is White, with 7.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.05%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.36%
High School21.54%
Some College6.19%
Bachelors or Greater2.53%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.49%
Male Unemployed20.54%
Female Employed9.34%
Male Employed5.11%

Northfield Income

Northfield Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$65,441$82,655
Families$84,193$102,505
Married Families$93,389-
Non Families$36,462$48,637

Northfield Marital Status

Northfield Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.2%

Male Marriage Rate

35.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Northfield Married by Age and Sex

Northfield Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Northfield Marital Status by Race

Northfield Veterans

772

Number of Veterans

672

Male Veterans

100

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam275
First Gulf War174
Korea136
Second Gulf War71
World War II46
Age Group Veterans
75+259
65 to 74190
35 to 54167
55 to 64151
18 to 345
Name Veterans % of Total
White7244.91%
Black4210.77%
2 or More30.87%
Indian311.54%

$Northfield Veterans by Education

4.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Northfield Employment Status

69.9%

Labor Force Participation

67%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Northfield Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

53.60%

Born in Minnesota

92.03%

Native Born

7.97%

Foreign Born

5.86%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.03% of Northfield residents were born in the United States, with 53.60% having been born in Minnesota. 5.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202020,774700.34%
201920,704700.34%
201820,634980.48%
201720,536700.34%
201620,4661010.50%
201520,365310.15%
201420,3341360.67%
201320,198960.48%
201220,102-53-0.26%
201120,155990.49%
201020,0562,9091.58%
200017,1472,4631.56%
199014,6842,1221.57%
198012,5622,3272.07%
197010,2351,5281.63%
19608,7071,2201.52%
19507,4872,9545.15%
19404,5333800.88%
19304,1531300.32%
19204,0237582.11%
19103,265550.17%
19003,2105511.90%
18902,6590.00%