Naperville, Illinois

Naperville: The second most populous city in Illinois. It is located in the western suburbs of Chicago. Naperville is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Naper Settlement and the Naperville Heritage Museum.


Naperville is a city located in the county of DuPage in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 141,853 and a population density of 1,396 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 147,986 inhabitants.

The city was created 193 years ago in 1830.

Naperville is a city located 28 miles west of Chicago in DuPage and Will counties in Illinois. With a population of over 147,000, it is the fourth most populous city in the state. Naperville is part of the Greater Chicago metropolitan area.


The area was originally inhabited by a Native American tribe known as the Potawatomi. The first settlers of European descent arrived in the early 1830s.

Naperville was incorporated as a city in 1857. Early growth was spurred by the arrival of the railroad and the city’s manufacturing and milling industries. Brickmaking also thrived due to the local quarries.

Naperville Today

Some key aspects of Naperville today include:

  • High household incomes and home values. In 2015, Naperville was ranked the wealthiest city in the Midwest.
  • Top-ranked public schools like Naperville Central High School.
  • Major employers such as ConAgra Foods, BP, Edward Hospital, and Nalco Chemical.
  • Numerous parks and recreational trails such as the Riverwalk and Centennial Beach.

Culture and Entertainment

Popular sites include the Naper Settlement outdoor history museum, Moser Tower and Millennium Carillon, and Martin Mitchell Mansion. The city also hosts events like the Last Fling Festival over Labor Day weekend.

Naperville combines small-town charm with upscale living and excellent schools and amenities near Chicago. It is routinely considered one of the most livable cities in America.

Naperville locator map
Location of Naperville on Illinois map.

Quick Facts about Naperville

Population : 147,986 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : DuPage County
Postal code : 60540
Area : 101.63 km2
Official name : Naperville
Altitude : 702 feet / 214 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1831 (193 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00, UTC−05:00
Local time : 00:40:03 (2nd March 2024)
Density : 1,456 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 4.14% (2010-2020)
City of Naperville City Hall main entrance image
City of Naperville City Hall main entrance
City of Naperville City Hall main entrance image


Naperville is located at 41°47'9"N 88°8'50"W (41.7858600, -88.1472900).

Naperville map


The population of Naperville increased by 4.14% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 141,853 - census
2011 143,212 0.95% estimation process
2012 144,026 0.57% estimation process
2013 144,899 0.6% estimation process
2014 146,193 0.89% estimation process
2015 146,978 0.53% estimation process
2016 147,210 0.16% estimation process
2017 147,645 0.29% estimation process
2018 148,135 0.33% estimation process
2019 148,399 0.18% estimation process
2020 147,986 -0.28% estimation process

Naperville zip code is 60540. County name: DuPage, County fips: 17043

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People born in Naperville (89)

People born in Naperville, including movie actress Hillary Scott, 11th President of the World Bank Group Robert Zoellick, basketball player Anthony Parker, .


  • Kent Kinnear (US tennis player) he was born in 30/11/1966
  • Kevin Cordes (American swimmer) he was born in 13/08/1993
  • Charles F. Curry (American politician (1858-1930)) he was born in 14/03/1858
  • Eva Rodanksy (speed skater) she was born in 22/03/1977
  • Bill Odenkirk (comedy writer) he was born in 13/10/1965
  • Dave Allen (American television and film actor and comedian) he was born in 01/01/1958
  • Josiah Strong (American Congregationalist clergyman) he was born in 19/01/1847
  • Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton (American basketball player) she was born in 26/05/1986
  • Matt Mullins (American martial artist) he was born in 10/11/1980
  • Matt McIlvane (American ice hockey player and coach) he was born in 02/11/1985
  • Corenne Bruhns (Mexican ice dancer) she was born in 31/01/1991
  • Theo Ruth (American ice hockey defenceman) he was born in 14/02/1989
  • Owen Daniels (American football player, tight end) he was born in 09/11/1982
  • Mary Beth Marley (figure skater) she was born in 19/05/1995
  • Harry Kalas (American sports announcer) he was born in 26/03/1936
  • Adam Ulatoski (American football player) he was born in 17/12/1985
  • Adrian Holovaty (American journalist) he was born in 01/01/1981
  • Ashley Palmer (American actress and singer) she was born in 13/11/1978

Schools in Naperville

College & universities near Naperville, IL

Code Name City ZIP
147660 North Central College Naperville (IL) 60540
145619 Benedictine University Lisle (IL) 60532-0900
366191 Universal Technical Institute of Illinois Inc Lisle (IL) 60532-0000
147697 Northern Baptist Theological Seminary Lisle (IL) 60532-1348
144865 College of DuPage Glen Ellyn (IL) 60137-6599

Stations (23)

Amtrak & bus stations near Naperville, IL

Code Name Address Type
NPV Naperville 105 E. Fourth Ave. RAIL
LAG La Grange Road 25 West Burlington St. RAIL
SMT Summit Archer Ave. and South Center Ave. RAIL
JOL Joliet Transportation Center 50 East Jefferson Street RAIL
PLO Plano 101 West Main Street RAIL

Post offices near Naperville

Post Office Name City ZIP
Washington Str Post Office Naperville (IL) 60540
Napervill Post Office Naperville (IL) 60540
Warrenvill Post Office Warrenville (IL) 60555
Wheaton South Post Office Wheaton (IL) 60189
Aurora Ea Post Office Aurora (IL) 60598

Other cities in DuPage County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in DuPage County , IL. (more)

City Name Population Title
Wheaton 52,451 The most populous city in DuPage County, Illinois.
Downers Grove 48,727 Village in Downers Grove, Lisle, and York Townships, DuPage County, Illinois, US
Elmhurst 46,532 A city in DuPage County, Illinois.
Lombard 43,961 Village in Illinois
Carol Stream 38,821 Town
Glendale Heights 33,351 Town
Woodridge 33,329 Suburb of Chicago in Illinois, USA
Glen Ellyn 27,402 Town in DuPage County, Illinois, USA
West Chicago 26,593 City in DuPage County, Illinois, United States
Westmont 24,266 City in DuPage County, Illinois, United States of America
Lisle 23,153 Town in Illinois
Roselle 22,550 Village in Ilinois, United States of America
Bloomingdale 21,723 Township in DuPage County, Illinois
Darien 21,531 Town in Connecticut
Villa Park 21,291 Human settlement in DuPage County, Illinois, United States of America
Bensenville 17,943 Village in United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Naperville distances to largest Illinois cities