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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Naperville is a city in Illinois with a population of 147,411. 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
147,411

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$410,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,462
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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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
    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
    8%
  • 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
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    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
$118,187
National
$55,322
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Naperville is an extremely welcoming city near Chicago. The area holds loads of fun activities and shopping centers. The downtown area has a huge range of options for places to go with friends. Naperville is also extremely safe, with a very low crime rate. It's definitely the place to be!
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Naperville is a thriving suburban city that attracts families with children due to the highly rated schools and safety of a small town. Many families move here from the City for less expensive and larger housing. Most homes are single family with large yards.

Naperville caters to families by providing amenities and activities for youth of all ages for all ability levels. Growing up here in Naperville, I was able to participate in just about every activity interested me. There are all types & levels of martial arts, park district sports such as baseball, basketball, and swim team, and a number of club sports and travel teams. Fine arts thrive in Naperville. Whether you are an artist, musician, or dancer, the schools encourage participation in them. There are classes for adults as well.

I have found Naperville to be a rare gem, an amazing place to grow up in a place with a small town feel. I have always felt safe here and the opportunities to be involved in the community are enormous.
Naperville is a nice town to grow up in! It's big enough where there are a lot of things to do but small enough that you get to know a lot of it's residents and make good connections with people. Unfortunately, the one thing that Naperville lacks is diversity. It has increased it's minority population within the last couple of years but it still lacks the ability to include all those people and make it feel like a more inclusive community