Northfield MA


Northfield is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 2,951 at the 2000 census.For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Northfield, please see the article Northfield (CDP), Massachusetts.

History

Northfield was first settled in 1673 and was officially incorporated in 1723.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 91.6 km² (35.4 mi²). 89.1 km² (34.4 mi²) of it is land and 2.5 km² (0.9 mi²) of it (2.69%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,951 people, 1,158 households, and 815 families residing in the town. The population density was 33.1/km² (85.8/mi²). There were 1,262 housing units at an average density of 14.2/km² (36.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.51% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population. There were 1,158 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.04. In the town the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males. The median income for a household in the town was $49,141, and the median income for a family was $56,816. Males had a median income of $40,396 versus $28,615 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,517. About 3.6% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.

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