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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,537
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+4,082
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married54.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.4%
Median Earnings25+$41,713
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$41,367
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,268

Wealth

Median Family Income$87,013
% Above Poverty Level89.8%
% Below Poverty Level10.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone21.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,519
Median House Value$234,200

Ancestry

Irish28.5%
Italian23.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.2%
English10.5%
Polish3.5%
Scottish1.8%
French Except Basque1.7%
Lithuanian1.4%
Russian1.3%
Greek1.1%
Welsh0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Norwegian0.6%
Arab0.5%
Slovak0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
African0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
Brazilian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
German0.1%
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Northfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Atlantic County
Standard Zip Codes8225
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.37
Approximate 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)

StationATLANTIC CITY AP
Distance5.6 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip40.5 inches
StationBELLEPLAIN ST FOREST
Distance18.9 miles
Jan Temp22 to 44 F
Apr Temp38 to 66 F
Jul Temp63 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 70 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
StationTUCKERTON
Distance19.2 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Linwood7,009$104,706
Longport1,006$145,694
Margate City6,250$102,188
Pleasantville20,532$47,711
Somers Point10,686$62,901
Ventnor City10,505$64,614

Northfield Public Libraries

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

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Northfield Public Schools

Northfield Community Elementary School
2000 New Road
ZIP: 8225
(609) 407-4005
Primary
Total Enrollment 487
Northfield Community Middle School
2000 New Road
ZIP: 8225
(609) 407-4008
Middle
Total Enrollment 440

Northfield Private Schools

Coastal Learning Center Atlantic
2100 Oak Ave
ZIP: 8225
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 35
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