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Welcome to Naperville ...

The city of Naperville is primarily located in DuPage County<1>. A portion of Naperville extends into Will County.

The pronunciation of Naperville: NAY-per-vil<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Naperville has a population of 148,399 people<3> (see below for details).

Naperville was established in 1831.

The community of Naperville is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Naperville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Naperville: (630) & (331)<5>

The ZIP codes for Naperville: 60540, 60563-60567<6>

Websites for Naperville ...

Official Website:   www.naperville.il.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.naperville.net/

Junior League:   www.jlkd.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Naperville had an population of 148,399 people. This is an increase of 4.61% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Naperville had a population of 141,853 people (or 15.47% of the total population of DuPage County). This makes Naperville the county's most populous community.

The population of Naperville represents 1.11% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 141,853 people, the population of Naperville increased 10.51% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 128,358 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Naperville.

Communities near Naperville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Naperville.

  • Aurora [Kane County]
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    • Aurora [Kane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the west of Naperville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 196,383 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurora<8>
  • Joliet [Will County]
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    • Joliet [Will County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of Naperville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 146,673 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Joliet<8>
  • Elgin [Kane County]
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    • Elgin [Kane County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Naperville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,196 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<8>
  • Bolingbrook [Will County]
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    • Bolingbrook [Will County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Naperville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 74,025 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolingbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolingbrook<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Schaumburg [Cook County]
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      • Schaumburg [Cook County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Naperville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,049 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schaumburg have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Orland Park [Cook County]
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      • Orland Park [Cook County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Naperville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,347 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orland Park<8>
    • Berwyn [Cook County]
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      • Berwyn [Cook County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Naperville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,701 people
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    • Wheaton [DuPage County]
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      • Wheaton [DuPage County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the north of Naperville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 52,451 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheaton<8>
    • Downers Grove [DuPage County]
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      • Downers Grove [DuPage County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the east of Naperville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 48,727 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downers Grove<8>
    • Elmhurst [DuPage County]
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      • Elmhurst [DuPage County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Naperville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmhurst have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmhurst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmhurst<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Naperville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Naperville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Naperville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Naperville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Naperville. Our list includes 18 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Naperville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Naperville ...

Looking for more information about Naperville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Naperville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Naperville.

Adding Naperville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Naperville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Naperville was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1870.

We also found Naperville in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Naperville on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Naperville

Communities in Illinois

About DuPage County

About Illinois

The official website for Naperville: www.naperville.il.us/

The official website for DuPage County: www.dupageco.org/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including DuPage, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Naperville. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Naperville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Naperville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (331) is an overlay for area code (630).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Naperville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Naperville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Naperville includes: 60540, 60563, 60564, 60565, 60566 & 60567.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Naperville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Naperville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NapervilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Naperville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7715, Longitude: -88.1479    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

 

 

 

 

 


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