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Northfield, Illinois
Village of Northfield
The comfortable corner of the North Shore
Location of Northfield in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Northfield in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
 • Total 3.23 sq mi (8.37 km2)
 • Land 3.23 sq mi (8.37 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
 • Total 5,751
 • Density 1,780.50/sq mi (687.44/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
60063, 60093
Area codes 847 and 224
FIPS code 17-53663
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Northfield is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States, located approximately 19 miles (31 km) north of downtown Chicago. It is part of a collection of upscale residential communities north of Chicago that belong to New Trier and Northfield Townships and the greater North Shore. As of the 2020 census, the village's population was 5,751.


Northfield is located in Northfield Township, Cook County at 42°6'N 87°46'W (42.10,-87.77). According to the 2010 census, Northfield has a total area of 3.21 square miles (8.31 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 311
1940 739 137.6%
1950 1,426 93.0%
1960 4,005 180.9%
1970 5,010 25.1%
1980 4,887 −2.5%
1990 4,635 −5.2%
2000 5,389 16.3%
2010 5,420 0.6%
2020 5,751 6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
2010 2020

2020 census

Northfield village, Illinois – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 4,824 4,706 89.00% 81.83%
Black or African American alone (NH) 26 25 0.48% 0.43%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 2 1 0.04% 0.02%
Asian alone (NH) 364 529 6.72% 9.20%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 2 0 0.04% 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 7 7 0.13% 0.12%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 36 205 0.66% 3.56%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 159 278 2.93% 4.83%
Total 5,420 5,751 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.


The Henry P. Glass House, built in 1948, is located on Dickens St. and is arguably the first passive solar home in America.


The headquarters of Kraft Foods was formerly located in Northfield. Medline Industries now occupies Kraft's former office location. The Stepan Company, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals, is also headquartered in Northfield.

Top employers

According to Northfield's 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:

Employer # of Employees
1 Medline Industries 1,600
2 New Trier High School District No. 203 800
3 College of American Pathologists 635
4 Stepan Company 350
5 Mariano's Fresh Market 151
6 Sunset Ridge Country Club 150
7 Fields Auto Group 144
8 North Shore Senior Center 120
9 Village of Northfield 103
10 Sunset Ridge School District 29 100


Northfield is home to New Trier High School's freshman campus.

Northfield houses Middlefork (K–3) and Sunset Ridge School (4–8). It shares its ZIP code (60093) with Winnetka. The high school is New Trier High School.

A small part of Northfield (east of the former Chicago and Northwestern train tracks) is served by Avoca School District 37 in Wilmette. An even smaller part (south of Winnetka Avenue between Sunset Ridge Road and the Forest Preserve) is served by Glenview School District 34 in Glenview.

Christian Heritage Academy is a private school in Northfield that serves students in preschool through twelfth grade. It offers a Christian-based education, equipping students to be lifetime followers of Jesus Christ.

Northfield is also home to Glenview Montessori School, a fully accredited, non-sectarian school for 2-6 year olds. The Glenview Montessori School is part of the Deerfield Montessori Schools, one of the first Montessori schools established in Illinois.

Saint Louise de Marillac High School was an all-girls Catholic secondary school in Northfield from 1967 to 1994, run by the Daughters of Charity. In 1994, Marillac merged with Loyola Academy. The campus was sold to Christian Heritage Academy.

The local Catholic parish, St. Phillip the Apostle, ran an elementary school which closed in 2004. The facility is currently leased by the Hyde Park Day School, a University of Chicago laboratory school for students with learning disabilities.

Notable residents

  • Lance Briggs, linebacker in the National Football League; former resident
  • Tyson Chandler, center in the national basketball association; former resident
  • Chief Keef, rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer; former resident
  • Luke Donald, professional golfer and former Northfield resident.
  • Pat Fitzgerald, head football coach for the Northwestern Wildcats
  • Robert Leo Hulseman, businessman and CEO of the Solo Cup Company from 1980 to 2006, inventor of the red solo cup
  • Jerry Reinsdorf, owner of the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago White Sox; former resident until 2016

See also

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