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Naperville, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Naperville is the 5th largest city in Illinois with a population of 144,581 as of July 1, 2016. Naperville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Naperville is located at latitude 41.7492 and longitude -88.162 in DuPage County. The formal boundaries for the City of Naperville (see map below) encompass a land area of 38.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.56 sq. miles. DuPage County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 709 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Naperville are located in DuPage County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Will County.

The City of Naperville (GNIS ID: 2395147) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Naperville is located within Township of Naperville, a minor civil division (MCD) of DuPage County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Naperville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Naperville: Fort Naper, Naper Settlement, Napiersville, Napierville.

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Naperville, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 144,581
Population in Households 142,140
Population in Familes 125,182
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,441
Population Density1 3,742
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 50,886
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 37,976
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 53,333 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38,125 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,761 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,447 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $399,884
Average Home Value $438,287


Median Household Income $110,069
Average Household Income $140,252
Per Capita Income $50,118
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.37% 0.41%
Households 0.33% 0.38%
Families 0.25% 0.31%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Naperville, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Naperville to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 100th
Population Density1 # 101 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 181 87th
Median Household Income # 39 97th
Per Capita Income # 47 97th

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