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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Naperville is a city in Illinois with a population of 146,431. Naperville is in DuPage County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Naperville offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Naperville there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Naperville and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Naperville are highly rated.
About Naperville...
Population
146,431

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$398,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,415
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Naperville Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    54
    283
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    15
    41
  • Robbery
    22
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    87
    500
  • Theft
    1,041
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    32
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Naperville

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$114,014
National
$55,322
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Naperville Reviews

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Naperville is an excellent, family friendly city. The schools are top notch with everything in the community is geared towards creating a warm, welcoming environment for new Naperville families as well as Naperville veterans. It is always very safe and I have never felt uncomfortable or out of place even being a young female. There are always community events happening like the Naperville 5K, Ribfest, The Last Fling, or The Chocolate Walk to name a few. There is something for everyone in a community as vast as Naperville. With that, it can be more expensive to live here as the communities are a bit more upscale but there is plenty of affordable housing available. I would not have wanted to grow up anywhere else!
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Naperville has a lot for everyone, the quaint downtown area is the main attraction with a little bit of everything. There is high end clothing and furniture stores and a place for lunch and dessert literally on every corner. Centennial Beach is the summer hot spot and the beautiful lights make the snowy winters even more magical. With the river walk, murals, fountains and more Naperville is a fun place to visit and raise a family with the great schools as well. Go Redhawks!
It is fun to shop around in the downtown area, and there are other things like TopGolf, swimming for the summer, and markets for Christmas. Naperville holds many opportunities when it comes to jobs. There are so many different types of dessert places as well, do not go downtown with a sweet tooth!