Yorkville, Illinois

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Yorkville, Illinois

Introduction to Yorkville, Illinois

Located in Kendall county, Yorkville, Illinois, is 11 miles SW of Aurora, Illinois (center to center) and 43 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. There are an estimated 6,189 people living in the city.

Yorkville History

Yorkville was formed in 1841, and selected to a seat on the county. The first settlers came to the present-day territory of Yorkville in 1836. Initially, the village of Yorkville comprised of two towns - Bristol to the north of the Fox River, and Yorkville to the south of the river - with two separate governments. In 1957, both the towns merged to become the United City of Yorkville.

Yorkville and nearby Attractions

  • Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area
  • Lyon Farm and Village
  • Batavia Depot Museum
  • Farnsworth House

Things To Do In Yorkville

The historic Lyon Farm and Village is close by. The Farnsworth House, built in 1951 by Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe is also in the area. The Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area provides outdoor activities such as fishing, boating and camping. There are several museums in and around Yorkville, including the Batavia Depot Museum, DuPage Children's Museum, and Fabyan Villa Museum. In addition, the city celebrates local festivals such as the Kendall County Fair in August, and the Promenade of the Arts Fine Arts Festival in June.

Yorkville Transportation

The closest airport to the city is Chicago O' Hare International Airport.

Yorkville Higher Education

Waubonsee Community College, North Central College, and University of St. Francis provide classes for higher education.

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High Points

Yorkville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Yorkville Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Yorkville People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 14% Yorkville Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 15% Yorkville Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 16% Yorkville Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Yorkville, Illinois

Comparing Yorkville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 9
Male Share of the Population 8 7
Female Share of the Population 3 4
Age of the Population 3 2
Senior Citizens 3 2
Racial Diversity 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 8 9
College Educated Adults 7 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Working at Home 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 3 5
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 8
People Living Alone 3 3
Affordability of Rents 3 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2

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Yorkville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles SW of Aurora, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 43 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Kendall
Standard Zip Codes 60560
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.641
Longitude -88.447

Yorkville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station AURORA
Distance 11 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
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Yorkville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,189 100%
Male 3,042 49.2%
Female 3,147 50.8%
Under 18 1,857 30%
18+ 4,332 70%
65+ 609 9.8%
Median Age 33.2
Average Family Size 3.22
White 6,003 97%
African-American 26 0.4%
Asian 24 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 0.2%
Other 45 0.7%
Mixed Race 76 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 182 2.9%

Estimated Yorkville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 10,791
Growth 4,602
Growth % 74.4%

Yorkville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 30%
Irish 13.1%
English 7.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.6%
Polish 6.5%
US/American 6.2%
Italian 4.6%
Norwegian 3.9%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Romanian 1.9%
Scottish 1.7%
Swedish 1.7%
Russian 1.7%
Greek 1.5%
French Canadian 1.5%
European 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Dutch 1.2%
Czech 1.1%
Hungarian 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
Austrian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Croatian 0.3%
Other Subsaharan African 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Australian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Yorkville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Plattville (60560)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Yorkville 6,189 $67,521
Montgomery 5,471 $61,319
Newark 887 $62,583
Oswego 13,326 $75,929
Plano 5,633 $50,950
Sandwich 6,509 $55,599
Sugar Grove 3,909 $83,332

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Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

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