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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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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 dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Naperville there are a lot of restaurants, 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
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Naperville Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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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
    35
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    19.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    14.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    109.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,041
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    26.3
    284

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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Best place to raise a family! Great downtown with many great restaurants . Most schools rated the highest in the state! Many activities for adults and children! Safe neighborhoods, friendly neighborhoods! Low crime rate, great park districts with many activities and plenty of volunteer activities.
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Downtown area a great place to shop and eat. Parking is available very nice, Family friendly, Great place to take kids for kids. Children have plenty of sporting events. Baseball, Football, Soccer Mecca. People somewhat not friendly often downright Rude! Private College on beautiful campus downtown Great homes, Excellent Schools, Great doctors, not much diversity, Tons of places for fitness. Plenty of Yoga studios and health and wellness work out facilities.
As someone who was born and raised here, this is a great town to live in if you are white, affluent, and want to live in a “bubble.” There were so many racist micro-aggressions growing up towards those who weren’t white and there is lots of white guilt. Being white, I did not personally experience these but have had many friends I went to high school with bring it up to me. I would never raise my kids here because the public schools breed an unrealistic social hierarchy which does nothing but diminish mental health for those at the bottom and inflate egos for the kids at the top. Sure, they’re great schools, but odds are your kid will follow the crowd and go to U of I or surrounding state schools to party. It’s a town for hot moms that went to a mediocre university who went on to marry rich schmucks. But hey, at least the River Walk is nice!