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Northfield, New Jersey
City
City of Northfield
Risley House
Risley House
Nickname(s): "Gateway to the Shore"
Map of Northfield in Atlantic County. Inset: Location of Atlantic County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Northfield in Atlantic County. Inset: Location of Atlantic County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Northfield, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Northfield, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Atlantic
Incorporated March 21, 1905
Area
 • Total 3.444 sq mi (8.918 km2)
 • Land 3.404 sq mi (8.816 km2)
 • Water 0.040 sq mi (0.102 km2)  1.15%
Elevation 23 ft (7 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 8,624
 • Estimate (2015) 8,521
 • Rank 266th of 566 in state
10th of 23 in county
 • Density 2,533.7/sq mi (978.3/km2)
 • Density rank 247th of 566 in state
6th of 23 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08225
Area code 609
FIPS code 3400152950
GNIS feature ID 0885324
Website www.cityofnorthfield.org

Northfield is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 8,624, reflecting an increase of 899 (+11.6%) from the 7,725 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 420 (+5.7%) from the 7,305 counted in the 1990 Census.

Northfield was incorporated as a city by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 21, 1905, from portions of Egg Harbor Township. A portion of Egg Harbor Township was transferred to Northfield in 1931, and then reverted to Egg Harbor Township in 1933.

The city calls itself the "Gateway to the Shore", just over the bridge from the beaches, and is located about 7 miles (11 km) west of Atlantic City, bordering the municipalities of Pleasantville, Egg Harbor Township and Linwood.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 3.444 square miles (8.918 km2), including 3.404 square miles (8.816 km2) of land and 0.040 square miles (0.102 km2) of water (1.15%).

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the city include Bakersville and Dolphin.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 866
1920 1,127 30.1%
1930 2,804 148.8%
1940 2,848 1.6%
1950 3,498 22.8%
1960 5,849 67.2%
1970 8,646 47.8%
1980 7,795 −9.8%
1990 7,305 −6.3%
2000 7,725 5.7%
2010 8,624 11.6%
Est. 2015 8,521 −1.2%
Population sources: 1900-2000
1900-1920 1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 8,624 people, 3,152 households, and 2,301 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,533.7 per square mile (978.3/km2). There were 3,260 housing units at an average density of 957.8 per square mile (369.8/km2)*. The racial makeup of the city was 87.14% (7,515) White, 3.24% (279) Black or African American, 0.19% (16) Native American, 4.50% (388) Asian, 0.01% (1) Pacific Islander, 2.89% (249) from other races, and 2.04% (176) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.00% (690) of the population.

There were 3,152 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 31.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.1 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 87.0 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $70,980 (with a margin of error of +/- $5,377) and the median family income was $78,727 (+/- $5,763). Males had a median income of $57,027 (+/- $4,611) versus $45,757 (+/- $6,595) for females. The per capita income for the city was $30,675 (+/- $2,461). About 2.5% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.

2000 Census

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 7,725 people, 2,824 households, and 2,109 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,254.9 people per square mile (869.6/km2). There were 2,922 housing units at an average density of 852.9 per square mile (328.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.52% White, 2.65% African American, 0.10% Native American, 2.50% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.81% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.38% of the population.

There were 2,824 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the age distribution of the population shows 25.5% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $56,875, and the median income for a family was $62,896. Males had a median income of $43,227 versus $30,227 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,059. About 4.4% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.

Parks and recreation

Northfield is home to Birch Grove Park, which covers 271 acres (110 ha) of heavily wooded land dotted with stocked fresh water fishing lakes. Birch Grove Park features over 50 campsites, exercise and nature trails, a bandstand and an extensive children's playground.

Northfield features a large bird sanctuary, dedicated to remaining open space in perpetuity.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the city had a total of 46.41 miles (74.69 km) of roadways, of which 36.07 miles (58.05 km) were maintained by the municipality, 8.43 miles (13.57 km) by Atlantic County and 1.91 miles (3.07 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Public transportation

NJ Transit offers bus transportation in the city between Ocean City and Atlantic City on the 507 and 509 routes.


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