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Northfield, Ohio
Location in Summit County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Summit County and the state of Ohio.
Country United States
State Ohio
County Summit
 • Total 1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Land 1.05 sq mi (2.71 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
1,050 ft (320 m)
 • Total 3,677
 • Estimate 
 • Density 3,498.57/sq mi (1,350.35/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
44056, 44067
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-56448
GNIS feature ID 1043984

Northfield is a village in northern Summit County, Ohio, United States. The population was 3,677 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area.


A post office called Northfield has been in operation since 1837. Some say the name is a transfer from Northfield, Massachusetts, while others believe the town site's location in the northern part of Summit County caused the name to be selected.


Northfield is located at 41°20′31″N 81°31′51″W / 41.34194°N 81.53083°W / 41.34194; -81.53083 (41.341978, -81.530957).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.08 square miles (2.80 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 861
1930 1,750 103.3%
1940 575 −67.1%
1950 780 35.7%
1960 1,055 35.3%
1970 4,283 306.0%
1980 3,913 −8.6%
1990 3,624 −7.4%
2000 3,827 5.6%
2010 3,677 −3.9%
Est. 2019 3,663 −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,677 people, 1,545 households, and 992 families living in the village. The population density was 3,404.6 inhabitants per square mile (1,314.5/km2). There were 1,644 housing units at an average density of 1,522.2 per square mile (587.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 85.6% White, 5.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 5.3% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 1,545 households, of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.8% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the village was 40.5 years. 21.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27% were from 25 to 44; 29.9% were from 45 to 64; and 13.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

Race track and slot machines

Northfield Park Race Track, a harness racing race track, is located in the village. On December 18, 2013, the Hard Rock opened "The Rocksino" at Northfield Park, which has slot machines, a Hard Rock Café and a 320-seat venue.


Nordonia Hills City School District operates four elementary schools, one middle school, and Nordonia High School.

Northfield has a public library, a branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

Notable people

  • Amzi Chapin, cabinetmaker and shapenote composer
  • Cyrus S. Eaton, industrialist, financier
  • Daniel Letterle, actor
  • Timothy F. Murphy, United States Congressman from Pennsylvania.
  • Ronald Sega, retired astronaut
  • Marc Sumerak, comic-book author
  • Vonda Ward, retired boxer, WBC Heavyweight Champion
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