Northfield, Michigan

Northfield: Township in Washtenaw County, Michigan


Northfield is a township located in the county of Washtenaw in the U.S. state of Michigan. Its population at the 2010 census was 8,245 and a population density of 87 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 8,640 inhabitants.

Northfield is a small rural town located in Washtenaw County, Michigan. With a population of just under 9,000 people, Northfield has maintained its small-town charm over the years.

The town was first settled in the 1830s by farmers looking for fertile land to grow crops. By the late 1800s, Northfield had become an established farming community. The town was named after two early settlers, John North and David Nash who both had "North" in their last names.

Some of the notable features of Northfield include:

  • The historic Northfield Township Hall built in 1871, which is still in use today as the center of local government.
  • The Northfield United Methodist Church which has been around since the town's early days. Generations of residents have worshipped here.
  • Whitmore Lake, a large lake just east of Northfield. This scenic body of water offers fishing, boating and swimming during the warmer months.
  • Farmland surrounds Northfield, with corn and soybean fields dominating the landscape. Agriculture remains an important part of the local economy and community.

While not a major tourist destination, Northfield offers a quiet small-town life. Long-time residents cherish the strong sense of community and connection to the town's farming roots. For those seeking a peaceful country lifestyle, Northfield has a lot to offer.

Quick Facts about Northfield

Population : 8,640 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Michigan (United States)
County : Washtenaw County
Area : 95 km2
Altitude : 912 feet / 278 meters
Time Zone : America/Detroit
Local time : 19:09:16 (15th April 2024)
Density : 91 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 4.57% (2010-2020)
Northfield Township Hall image
Northfield Township Hall
Northfield Township Hall image


Northfield is located at 42°20'38"N 83°43'35"W (42.3439300, -83.7263300).

Northfield map


The population of Northfield increased by 4.57% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 8,245 - census
2011 8,336 1.09% estimation process
2012 8,389 0.63% estimation process
2013 8,480 1.07% estimation process
2014 8,530 0.59% estimation process
2015 8,553 0.27% estimation process
2016 8,610 0.66% estimation process
2017 8,673 0.73% estimation process
2018 8,688 0.17% estimation process
2019 8,673 -0.17% estimation process
2020 8,640 -0.38% estimation process

Schools in Northfield

College & universities near Northfield, MI

Code Name City ZIP
170976 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor (MI) 48109

Stations (17)

Amtrak & bus stations near Northfield, MI

Code Name Address Type
ARB Ann Arbor station 325 Depot Street RAIL
GFV Greenfield Village, Michigan 20900 Oakwood Blvd. RAIL
DER John D. Dingell Transit Center 16121 Michigan Ave. RAIL
PNT Pontiac Transportation Center 51000 Woodward Avenue RAIL
TRM Troy Transit Center 1201 Doyle Drive RAIL

Post offices near Northfield

Post Office Name City ZIP
Green Road Post Office Ann Arbor (MI) 48105

Other places with the same name (11)

Other cities in Washtenaw County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Washtenaw County , MI.

City Name Population Title
Ann Arbor 119,280 The most populous city in Washtenaw County, Michigan.
Ypsilanti 19,940 City in Washtenaw County, Michigan, United States
Scio 17,908 Township in Michigan
Webster 6,798 Township in Washtenaw County, Michigan
Dexter 6,503 Village in Michigan, United States
Salem 6,464 Township in Washtenaw County, Michigan
Chelsea 5,377 City in Washtenaw County, Michigan, United States of America
Benton 2,841 Charter township in Berrien County, Michigan
Manchester 2,575 Village in Michigan
Saline 2,254 City in Washtenaw County, Michigan, United States
Bridgewater 1,714 Township in Michigan
Foster 811 Township in Ogemaw County, Michigan
Barton Hills 303 City in Washtenaw County, Michigan, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Northfield distances to largest Michigan cities