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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.

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 Population18,222
Male Share of the Population51.7%
Female Share of the Population48.3%
Senior Citizens7.4%
Employed Population 16+8,791
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married60.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.1%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$99,188
% Above Poverty Level96.2%
% Below Poverty Level3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone16.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,017
Median House Value$232,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.5%
US/American0%
English5.6%
Irish17%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Yorkville Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 11 miles SW of Aurora, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City43 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
CountyKendall
Standard Zip Codes60560
Phone Area Codes630
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude41.641
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)

StationAURORA
Distance11 miles
Jan Temp11 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationGEBHARD WOODS STATE PARK
Distance20.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 30 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip35.7 inches
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance23.1 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

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

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, 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

(Sorted by Number of Students)

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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