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Northfield, Kentucky
Location of Northfield in Jefferson County, Kentucky
Location of Northfield in Jefferson County, Kentucky
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Coordinates: 38°17′11″N 85°38′11″W / 38.28639°N 85.63639°W / 38.28639; -85.63639Coordinates: 38°17′11″N 85°38′11″W / 38.28639°N 85.63639°W / 38.28639; -85.63639
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Jefferson
Incorporated 1965
 • Total 0.47 sq mi (1.22 km2)
 • Land 0.47 sq mi (1.22 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
584 ft (178 m)
 • Total 1,020
 • Estimate 
 • Density 2,231.42/sq mi (861.52/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
FIPS code 21-56730
GNIS feature ID 0499602

Northfield is a home rule-class city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 1,020 at the 2010 census.


Northfield is located at 38°17′11″N 85°38′11″W / 38.28639°N 85.63639°W / 38.28639; -85.63639 (38.286319, -85.636376). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 364
1980 906 148.9%
1990 898 −0.9%
2000 970 8.0%
2010 1,020 5.2%
2019 (est.) 1,051 3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 970 people, 367 households, and 252 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,196.6 people per square mile (851.2/km2). There were 421 housing units at an average density of 953.4 per square mile (369.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.43% White, 4.23% African American, 1.24% Asian, and 0.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 367 households, out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 19.8% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 27.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females, there were 81.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $83,752, and the median income for a family was $105,620. Males had a median income of $82,403 versus $40,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $41,490. None of the families and 1.5% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 3.0% of those over 64.

1974 Tornado damage

Northfield was one of the hardest hit neighborhoods when Louisville was hit by an F4 tornado on April 3, 1974. This tornado was part of the 1974 Super Outbreak of 148 tornadoes that hit 13 U.S. states and one Canadian province.

Economy and culture

Holiday Manor Shopping Center opened in 1963, named for the Holiday Inn located on US-42 near the Watterson Expressway exchange. Kroger has been an anchor tenant since it opened. The Alpha 3 Cinema in Holiday Manor was Louisville's principal arthouse theater from 1971 through 1980.

Big Wheel, a project of Peter Searcy, released an album in 1992 entitled Holiday Manor.

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