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Gould Library staff continue our commitment to support the teaching and research needs of the Carleton community. Information on remote access to library resources and services will be updated regularly on the Remote Resources and Guidance for Library Users page and this FAQ. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need additional assistance.

Northfield Area Data and Statistics

Data and statistics about the city of Northfield and surrounding area.

About Environment Data

Most readily available published data about Environment at the local level are available from state and federal-level Government agencies.  This page describes statistical information from the following:

  • Pollution and Toxic Sites
  • Land Use
  • Water

For more resources on environmental data check the Climate and Weather Guide.

Land Use

Land cover and impervious surfaces are tracked by the University of Minnesota’s Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Laboratory, which provides detailed state and local records. Additional years of records are available upon request.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation provides data on vehicle miles traveled by county as well as by surface type and route system. 

Water

Data about local watersheds is available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The National Weather Service also provides including real time stream flow data from the Cannon River at Northfield.