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The location of Northfield

Welcome to Northfield ...

The city of Northfield is primarily located in Rice County. A portion of Northfield extends into Dakota County.

The location of Northfield has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Northfield has a population of 20,634 people<2> (see below for details).

Northfield is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Northfield lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Northfield is located in the (507) area code.

The ZIP code for Northfield: 55057<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Northfield had a population of 20,007 people (which is 31.19% of the total population of Rice County). This makes Northfield the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Northfield represents 0.38% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 55th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 20,007 people, the population of Northfield increased 16.68% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 17,147 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Northfield had an population of 20,634 people. This is an increase of 3.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.34% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Northfield.

Communities Also Named Northfield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 34 communities that are also named Northfield - they are located in British Columbia, Connecticut (2), Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey (2), New York, Nova Scotia (3), Ohio, Ontario (3), Quebec, Texas (2), Vermont, Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Northfield.

Websites for Northfield ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Northfield. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Northfield. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Northfield. Our list includes 11 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Northfield:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Northfield ...

Looking for more information about Northfield? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Northfield, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Northfield.

Communities near Northfield ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Lakeville   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the North (N) of Northfield

Located in Dakota County

Faribault   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Northfield

Farmington   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Northfield

Located in Dakota County

Elko New Market   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Northfield

Located in Scott County

Lonsdale   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Northfield

Cannon Falls   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Northfield

Located in Goodhue County

Kenyon   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Northfield

Located in Goodhue County

Medford   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of Northfield

Located in Steele County

Hampton   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Northfield

Located in Dakota County

Elko   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Northfield

Located in Scott County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Northfield.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Minnesota

About Rice County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Northfield:

The official website for Rice County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Northfield.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Northfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Northfield). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Northfield or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Northfield) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Northfield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Northfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4508, Longitude: -93.1645     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Northfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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