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Overview

Introduction to Naperville, Illinois

The Illinois city of Naperville, one of the largest cities in the state, sits about 30 miles west of Chicago. The city is principally located in DuPage County, with parts of it overlapping into Will County. Several major highways encompass the city, including Interstates I-88, I-55, and I-355; U.S. Route 34; and Illinois State Highways 53 and 59. Naperville also has one private airport, the Naper Aero Club field, on its western edge. Naperville is home to North Central College and houses satellite campuses of Northern Illinois University, Robert Morris College, and DePaul University.

First settled in 1831 by Captain Joseph Naper and his brother John, Naperville became incorporated as a city in 1890. A rural community during most of its existence, Naperville began to experience a population surge in the 1960s which continued through the end of the 20th century, coincident with the urban sprawl from the Chicago metropolitan area which introduced several large corporations, employment, and prosperity to the area. In 2006 Naperville marked the 175th anniversary of its founding with a series of concerts and celebrations taking place throughout the city.

Naperville Events and Attractions

Naperville hosts many annual events. In addition to traditional parades to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day and Memorial Day, the city is home to the annual Ribfest, an outdoor food festival held during the days leading up to and including Independence Day, a Labor Day festival and carnival known as Last Fling (Labor Day weekend), and a series of weekly summer concerts featuring the Naperville Municipal Band held in the city's Central Park.

Naperville is also home to several cultural, artistic, and recreational attractions. Among them are the following:

  • Naper Settlement: A museum village consisting of 19th-century homes and shops
  • Summerplace Theatre: A community theatre performing three to four shows each year
  • Centennial Beach: Accommodates thousands of visitors each year
  • Riverwalk: Built by residents in 1981 to commemorate the city's 150th birthday
  • DuPage Symphony Orchestra: Includes 85 members who perform a wide array of concerts and special events throughout the year
  • Millennium Carillon: A musical tower featuring 72 bronze bells ranging in weight from ten pounds to six tons
  • Naperville Men's Glee Club: Nationally-recognized and in frequent demand throughout the greater Chicago area.
  • DuPage children's Museu
  • Magical Starlight Theatre

Naperville sports fans only need to travel a short 15 minutes to the adjacent city of Geneva, which is home to the Kane County Cougars, a Class Single-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics. The Cougars are members of the Midwest League. For major league professional sports action, fans can take a slightly longer ride east to the city of Chicago, which is replete with teams encompassing just about every major sport. Chicago teams include the following:

  • Chicago Bears: National Football League (NFL)
  • Chicago Bulls: National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • Chicago White Sox: Major League Baseball (American League)
  • Chicago Cubs: Major League Baseball (National League)
  • Chicago Fire: Major League Soccer (MLS)
  • Chicago Blackhawks: National Hockey League (NHL)
  • Chicago Sky: Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)
  • Chicago Rush: Arena Football League (AFL)
  • Chicago Machine: Major League Lacrosse (MLL)
  • Chicago Rockstars: American Basketball Association (ABA)

Demographics

People

Total Population145,789
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens11%
Employed Population 16+72,824
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married61.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher66%
Median Earnings25+$62,907
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,638
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,305

Wealth

Median Family Income$129,855
% Above Poverty Level95.1%
% Below Poverty Level4.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home8.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation9.8%

Housing

People Living Alone20.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,360
Median House Value$388,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.4%
German21.3%
Irish15.8%
Italian9%
Polish8.9%
English6.7%
Swedish2.6%
French Except Basque2%
Czech1.9%
Norwegian1.8%
Scottish1.6%
Dutch1.4%
Lithuanian1.3%
Greek1%
Russian0.9%
Slovak0.7%
Arab0.7%
Welsh0.6%
African0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Bulgarian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Romanian0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Moroccan0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Naperville Almanac

CategoryValue
County DuPage County, Will County, Dupage County
Standard Zip Codes60540, 60563, 60564, 60565
P.O. Box Zip Codes60566, 60567
Phone Area Codes331,630
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.76
Approximate Longitude-88.15

Naperville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance6.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches
StationCHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance20.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
StationPARK FOREST
Distance29.7 miles
Jan Temp15 to 29 F
Apr Temp39 to 58 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bolingbrook74,320$84,828
Downers Grove49,555$113,277
Lemont16,587$116,522
Lisle22,989$107,488

Naperville Public Libraries

Naperville Public Library
200 WEST JEFFERSON AVENUE
Naperville, Illinois
(630) 961-4100

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Naperville Hospitals

Edward Hospital
(Non-profit)
801 South Washington
(630) 527-3000
Naperville Psychiatric Ventures - Dba Linden Oaks Hospital
801 S. Washington Street
(630) 305-5500

Naperville Public Schools

Ann Reid Early Childhood Center
1011 S Naper Blvd
ZIP: 60540
(630) 420-6300
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
Connections Program
6s331 Cornwall Rd
ZIP: 60540
(630) 778-4524
Middle
Total Enrollment 6
Deaf/hard Of Hearing /mn Prgms
6s331 Cornwall Rd
ZIP: 60540
(630) 778-4524
Primary
Total Enrollment 47
Directions Program
6s331 Cornwall Rd
ZIP: 60540
(630) 778-4524
Middle
Total Enrollment 2
Ellsworth Elem School
145 N Sleight St
ZIP: 60540
(630) 420-6338
Primary
Total Enrollment 264
Elmwood Elem School
1024 Magnolia Ln
ZIP: 60540
(630) 420-6341
Primary
Total Enrollment 610
Highlands Elem School
525 S Brainard St
ZIP: 60540
(630) 420-6335
Primary
Total Enrollment 558
Mary Lou Cowlishaw Elementary
1212 Sanctuary Ln
ZIP: 60540
(630) 428-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 627
May Watts Elementary School
800 S Whispering Hills Dr
ZIP: 60540
(630) 428-6700
Primary
Total Enrollment 727
Multi Needs Program
6s331 Cornwall Rd
ZIP: 60540
(630) 778-4524
Primary
Total Enrollment 105
Naper Elem School
39 S Eagle St
ZIP: 60540
(630) 420-6345
Primary
Total Enrollment 308
Naperville Central High School
440 Aurora Ave
ZIP: 60540
(630) 420-6422
High
Total Enrollment 2890
Prairie Elem School
500 S Charles Ave
ZIP: 60540
(630) 420-6348
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
Southeast Alternative Sch
6s331 Cornwall Rd
ZIP: 60540
(630) 778-4524
Other
Total Enrollment 87
Stars Autism Program
6s331 Cornwall Rd
ZIP: 60540
(630) 778-4524
Primary
Total Enrollment 50
Steeple Run Elem School
6s151 Steeple Run Dr
ZIP: 60540
(630) 420-6385
Primary
Total Enrollment 480
Transition Program
6s331 Cornwall Rd
ZIP: 60540
(630) 778-4524
High
Total Enrollment 20
Visually Imparied Prgrms
6s331 Cornwall Rd
ZIP: 60540
(630) 778-4524
Primary
Total Enrollment 47
Washington Jr High School
201 N Washington St
ZIP: 60540
(630) 420-6390
Middle
Total Enrollment 599
Beebe Elem School
110 E 11th Ave
ZIP: 60563
(630) 420-6332
Primary
Total Enrollment 606
Brookdale Elementary School
1200 Redfield Rd
ZIP: 60563
(630) 428-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 575
Jefferson Jr High School
1525 N Loomis St
ZIP: 60563
(630) 420-6363
Middle
Total Enrollment 849
Longwood Elem School
30w240 Bruce Ln
ZIP: 60563
(630) 428-6789
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Mill Street Elem School
1300 N Mill St
ZIP: 60563
(630) 420-6353
Primary
Total Enrollment 604
Naperville North High School
899 N Mill St
ZIP: 60563
(630) 420-6484
High
Total Enrollment 2885
Thayer J Hill Middle School
1836 Brookdale Rd
ZIP: 60563
(630) 428-6200
Middle
Total Enrollment 827
Arlene Welch Elementary School
2620 Leverenz Rd
ZIP: 60564
(630) 428-7200
Primary
Total Enrollment 788
Clifford Crone Middle School
4020 111th St
ZIP: 60564
(630) 428-5600
Middle
Total Enrollment 1094
Danielle-joy Peterson Elem Sch
4008 Chinaberry Ln
ZIP: 60564
(630) 428-6161
Primary
Total Enrollment 549
Fry Elementary School
3204 Tall Grass Dr
ZIP: 60564
(630) 428-7400
Primary
Total Enrollment 589
Gordon Gregory Middle School
2621 Springdale Cir
ZIP: 60564
(630) 428-6300
Middle
Total Enrollment 888
Neuqua Valley High School
2360 95th St
ZIP: 60564
(630) 428-6000
High
Total Enrollment 3859
Oliver Julian Kendall Elem School
2408 Meadow Lake Dr
ZIP: 60564
(630) 428-7100
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
Patterson Elementary School
3731 Lawrence Dr
ZIP: 60564
(630) 428-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Robert Clow Elem Sch
1301 Springdale Cir
ZIP: 60564
(630) 428-6060
Primary
Total Enrollment 433
Scullen Middle School
2815 Mistflower Ln
ZIP: 60564
(630) 428-7000
Middle
Total Enrollment 1004
Steps Program
3003 103rd St
ZIP: 60564
(630) 428-5685
High
V Blanche Graham Elementary
2315 High Meadow Rd
ZIP: 60564
(630) 428-6900
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
White Eagle Elementary
1585 White Eagle Dr
ZIP: 60564
(630) 375-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 558
Kingsley Elementary School
2403 Kingsley Dr
ZIP: 60565
(630) 420-3208
Primary
Total Enrollment 432
Lincoln Jr High School
1320 Olympus Dr
ZIP: 60565
(630) 420-6370
Middle
Total Enrollment 803
Madison Jr High School
1000 River Oak Dr
ZIP: 60565
(630) 420-6400
Middle
Total Enrollment 706
Maplebrook Elem School
1630 Warbler Dr
ZIP: 60565
(630) 420-6381
Primary
Total Enrollment 435
Meadow Glens Elementary School
1150 Muirhead Ave
ZIP: 60565
(630) 420-3200
Primary
Total Enrollment 447
Owen Elementary School
1560 Westglen Dr
ZIP: 60565
(630) 428-7300
Primary
Total Enrollment 510
Ranch View Elementary School
1651 Ranchview Dr
ZIP: 60565
(630) 420-6575
Primary
Total Enrollment 519
River Woods Elementary School
2607 River Woods Dr
ZIP: 60565
(630) 420-6630
Primary
Total Enrollment 534
Scott Elementary School
500 Warwick Dr
ZIP: 60565
(630) 420-6477
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
Spring Brook Elementary School
2700 Seiler Dr
ZIP: 60565
(630) 428-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 675

Naperville Private Schools

All Saints Catholic Academy
1155 Aurora Ave
ZIP: 60540
Elementary
Total Enrollment 487
Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School
1571 Oswego Rd
ZIP: 60540
Elementary
Total Enrollment 82
Dupage Montessori School - Naperville
24w500 Maple Ave Ste 219
ZIP: 60540
Elementary
Total Enrollment 83
Icn Full-time School Program
2844 W Ogden Ave
ZIP: 60540
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
Krejci Academy
619 E Franklin Ave
ZIP: 60540
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 115
Montessori School Of Lisle
23w550 Hobson Rd
ZIP: 60540
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Ss Peter & Paul School
201 E Franklin Ave
ZIP: 60540
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 620
St Raphael Catholic School
1215 Modaff Rd
ZIP: 60540
Elementary
Total Enrollment 310
Camelot Schools
1220 Bond St
ZIP: 60563
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 104
Kids Kampus
603 E Diehl Rd
ZIP: 60563
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Naperville Christian Academy
1451 Raymond Dr Ste 200
ZIP: 60563
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 47
Calvary Christian School
9s200 Route 59
ZIP: 60564
Elementary
Total Enrollment 283
Discover Montessori - Learning Center
2151 Sudbury St
ZIP: 60564
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Kindercare Learning Center-naperville
5051 Ace Ln
ZIP: 60564
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1
Naperville Montessori School
2936 Artesian Rd
ZIP: 60564
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
Turning Pointe Autism Foundation
3749 Tramore Ct
ZIP: 60564
Secondary
Total Enrollment 6
Wheatland Salem Christian Academy
1852 95th St
ZIP: 60564
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Bethany Lutheran School
1550 Modaff Rd
ZIP: 60565
Elementary
Total Enrollment 222
Chesterbrook Academy
2015 S Naper Blvd
ZIP: 60565
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Covenant Classical School
2035 E 75th St Ste B
ZIP: 60565
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 130
Knowledge Beginnings
812 W 75th St
ZIP: 60565
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Montessori Moppet Centre
25w530 75th St
ZIP: 60565
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
New Day Montessori
25w007 75th St
ZIP: 60565
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Peter Pan Early Learning Center
24w760 75th St
ZIP: 60565
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
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