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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 17,980
Male Share of the Population 52%
Female Share of the Population 48%
Senior Citizens 7.7%
Employed Population 16+ 8,978
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 59.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33%
Median Earnings25+ $44,608
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $55,104
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,683

Wealth

Median Family Income $98,631
% Above Poverty Level 95.9%
% Below Poverty Level 4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,053
Median House Value $229,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.9%
US/American 0%
English 6.4%
Irish 15.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station GEBHARD WOODS STATE PARK
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

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 Population Median Family Income

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Yorkville Public Libraries

Library
Yorkville P.l.
902 GAME FARM ROAD
Yorkville, Illinois
(630) 553-4354

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Yorkville High Schools

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YORKVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
797 GAME FARM RD
630-553-4380
Serves 874 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

YORKVILLE H S ROE SAFE SCH
797 GAME FARM RD
630-553-4380
A Non-traditional School
Serves 9 students.

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