Introduction to Northfield, Illinois

Northfield, Illinois, in Cook county, is 5 miles NW of Skokie, Illinois and 17 miles N of Chicago, Illinois. The village’s population is 5,389.

Northfield History

Northfield was officially incorporated as a village in 1926. Cook County was founded on January 15, 1831, and was created out of Putnam County. The county was named in honor of Daniel Cook, one of the youngest statesmen in the history of Illinois and the first Attorney General of Illinois. In 1839, DuPage County was created out of parts of Cook County.

Northfield and nearby Attractions

  • Arlington Heights Historical Museum
  • Millennium Park
  • Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
  • Cantigny Park
  • Chicago Children's Museum
  • Lincoln Park Zoo

Things To Do In Northfield

The Adler Planetarium, the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, the Leaning Tower of Niles, the Friendship Park Conservatory and the Chicago Botanic Garden are all accessible from Northfield. The Brookfield Zoo, Cosley Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo and the Shedd Aquarium are also nearby. The Willowhill Golf Course, the Edgebrook Golf Course and the Glencoe Golf Club are some of the local golf courses. Popular local parks include the Willow Park South, Clarkson Park and Northfield Park.

Northfield Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International is the nearest major airport.

Northfield Higher Education

Northwestern University, Oakton Community College and the School of Art Institute of Chicago are some of the local colleges and universities.


Total Population 5,332
Male Share of the Population 45.7%
Female Share of the Population 54.3%
Senior Citizens 23.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,317
Age of the Population 48


% of people married 57.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 75.4%
Median Earnings25+ $58,696
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $41,146
Median Earnings With High School Degree $50,833


Median Family Income $123,239
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 9.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 13.6%


People Living Alone 26.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,729
Median House Value $648,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.5%
US/American 0.6%
English 7.4%
Irish 21.2%

Northfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NW of Skokie, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles N of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60093
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.099
Longitude -87.78

Northfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Northfield, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hubbard Woods (60093)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Glencoe 8,824 $202,232
Glenview 45,400 $124,143
Golf 490 $169,250
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