Northfield, Minnesota Population 2021

20,908
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Northfield is a city located in Rice County Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 20,908, it is the 54th largest city in Minnesota and the 1789th largest city in the United States . Northfield is currently growing at a rate of 0.40% annually and its population has increased by 4.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,007 in 2010. Northfield reached it's highest population of 20,908 in 2021. Spanning over 9 miles, Northfield has a population density of 2,460 people per square mile.

The average household income in Northfield is $89,628 with a poverty rate of 10.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $825 per month, and the median house value is $226,000. The median age in Northfield is 27.2 years, 26.4 years for males, and 27.8 years for females.

Northfield Demographics

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

  • White: 86.66%
  • Other race: 4.29%
  • Asian: 3.90%
  • Two or more races: 2.83%
  • Black or African American: 1.99%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Northfield, Minnesota is 20,908 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,659.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 20,007.

Northfield, Minnesota Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202167,7844060.60%
202067,3784060.60%
201966,9724060.61%
201866,5663700.56%
201766,1963280.50%
201665,8685450.83%
201565,3233260.50%
201464,9973580.55%
201364,6392010.31%
201264,438-28-0.04%
201164,4662230.35%
201064,2430.00%

Northfield Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,63386.66%
Some Other Race8734.29%
Asian7933.90%
Two or More Races5762.83%
Black or African American4041.99%
American Indian and Alaska Native640.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander40.02%
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Northfield Population by Race

Northfield Population Pyramid $2021

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Northfield Median Age

27.2


Total

26.4


Male

27.8


Female

Northfield Adults

There are 16,807 adults, (3,012 of whom are seniors) in Northfield.

Northfield Age Dependency

47.5

Age Dependency Ratio

21.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Northfield Sex Ratio

Female

10,748

52.82%

Male

9,599

47.18%

Northfield Population by Age

Northfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Northfield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.2%12.8%
All67.3%32.7%
Male55.1%44.9%
Female50.8%49.2%
Non Family46.1%53.9%

67.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Northfield Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,3212.3167.3
Married3,1672.9687.2
Non Family2,4701.2546.1
Female5263.1850.8
Male1582.8255.1

2.93

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

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Northfield Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1961.88%
9th to 12th Grade1951.87%
High School Graduate2,04619.65%
Some College1,95318.76%
Associates Degree1,09010.47%
Bachelors Degree2,62925.25%
Graduate Degree2,30222.11%
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Northfield Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Northfield Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,3179,1754,610
Hispanic655471136
Other Race39623429
Asian19413872
Black16615874
2+ Races676725
Native American191814

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 73.68%.

Northfield Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,538$50,945$38,453
Less Than 9th Grade$16,425$21,932$11,071
High School Graduate$35,861$44,115$22,375
Some College$42,560$49,080$35,227
Bachelors Degree$49,485$59,539$42,698
Graduate Degree$62,574$75,729$53,594

$44,538

Average Earnings

$50,945

Average Male

$38,453

Average Female

Northfield Earnings by Educational Attainment

Northfield Language by Age

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Northfield Language

86.61% of Northfield residents speak only English, while 13.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.28% of the population.

Northfield Language

Northfield Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,5058746.99%
Hispanic1,30846035.17%
Other79142253.35%
Multiple2717326.94%
Asian2335925.32%
Black2382811.76%
Native5835.17%

10.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.00%

Male Poverty Rate

11.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Northfield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Northfield is Other, with 53.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Northfield is Native, with 5.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.26%.

Northfield Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.38%
High School17.66%
Some College5.05%
Bachelors or Greater1.85%

Northfield Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed41.76%
Male Unemployed22.58%
Female Employed7.94%
Male Employed4.23%

Northfield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Northfield Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$70,148$89,628
Families$90,696$112,226
Married Families$101,369-
Non Families$39,036$52,153
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Income by Household Type

Northfield Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

35.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Northfield Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Northfield Marital Status

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954

Number of Veterans

845

Male Veterans

109

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam339
First Gulf War234
Korea149
Second Gulf War104
World War II36

Northfield Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+283
65 to 74242
35 to 54206
55 to 64203
18 to 3420

Northfield Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8996.08%
Black4213.04%
Hispanic131.06%
2+ Races112.74%
Native American28.00%

Northfield Veterans by Race

Northfield Veterans by Education

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4.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Northfield Veterans by Education

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70.4%

Labor Force Participation

67.7%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Northfield Employment by Age

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Northfield Employment by Race

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Northfield Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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54.65%

Born in Northfield

92.46%

Native Born

7.54%

Foreign Born

5.77%

Non Citizen

1.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.46% of Northfield residents were born in the United States, with 54.65% having been born in Minnesota. 5.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Northfield Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202120,908830.40%
202020,825830.40%
201920,742830.40%
201820,6591090.53%
201720,550700.34%
201620,4801100.54%
201520,370350.17%
201420,3351370.68%
201320,198930.46%
201220,105-55-0.27%
201120,1601030.51%
201020,0572,9101.58%
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%

Northfield Population by Year