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Overview

Introduction to Northfield, New Jersey

Northfield, New Jersey, in Atlantic County, is 26 miles E of Vineland, New Jersey and 51 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Northfield History

Northfield was formed from parts of Egg Harbor Township, which was established sometime around 1693. Dutch immigrants arrived in 1614, becoming the first Europeans to inhabitant the area. The community was known as Bakersville before it was incorporated as the city of Northfield on March 21, 1905.

Northfield and nearby Attractions

  • Brigantine Beach Historical Museum
  • Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site
  • Betsy Ross House
  • Birch Grove Park
  • Leaming's Run Gardens

Things To Do In Northfield

Local museums include the Brigantine Beach Historical Museum, the Ocean City Historical Museum, the Sea Isle City Historical Museum, and the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage. The Cape May County Historical Museum houses artifacts and memorabilia which reflect the Native American and maritime history of the region. The 234-acre Cape May County Park includes a zoo, nature trails, playgrounds, and picnic areas. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Atlantic City Country Club. Leaming's Run Gardens, the Adventure Aquarium, and the Philadelphia Zoo are some of the other popular attractions in the area.

Northfield Transportation

Atlantic City International is the closest major airport.

Northfield Higher Education

Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Atlantic Cape Community College, and Burlington County College are all located near Northfield.

People

Total Population 8,597
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,013
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 52.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.7%
Median Earnings25+ $41,658
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $41,583
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,787

Wealth

Median Family Income $87,159
% Above Poverty Level 87.6%
% Below Poverty Level 12.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 2%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,474
Median House Value $235,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.6%
US/American 0%
English 10.4%
Irish 26.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Northfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles E of Vineland, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Atlantic
Standard Zip Codes 08225
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.37
Longitude -74.55

Northfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station ATLANTIC CITY AP
Distance 5.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
Station BELLEPLAIN ST FOREST
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 44 F
Apr Temp 38 to 66 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Station TUCKERTON
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Linwood 7,036 $105,588
Longport 999 $136,875
Margate City 6,304 $104,762
Pleasantville 20,518 $45,757
Somers Point 10,776 $62,900
Ventnor City 10,593 $67,234

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Northfield Public Libraries

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Otto Bruyns Public Library
241 W. MILL ROAD
Northfield, New Jersey
(609) 646-4476

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