Naperville, Illinois Population 2018

Naperville is a city that is located in the state of Illinois. It is located within both Will and DuPage counties. Naperville, which is a suburb of Chicago, has been on many lists by various publications, including being named one of the safest cities in the country and ranking as one of the best cities for retirement, among other accolades. Recent estimates put the population of Naperville at 147,122.

Naperville History

Naperville was first settled by Joseph Naper in 1831 under the name Naper’s Settlement. Family and friends also joined Naper in settling the area. Several families also moved to the area and over 100 settlers were living in Naper’s Settlement by 1832. It was believed that the area would be attached by the Sauk Tribe, so settlers temporarily moved to Fort Dearborn. When Fort Payne was built, the settlers returned.

In 1839, Naper’s Settlement was designated as the county seat for DuPage County. In 1857, the Village of Naperville was established and was later reincorporated as a city in 1890. As the 1900s arrived, the city continued to grow. The city, like many in the United States, faced its own share of troubles, including a train collision in 1946 that has been deemed as one of the worst in history.

The city’s population grew significantly beginning in the 1960s and continued through the 1980s and 1990s after the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway was constructed. Chicago’s metro area also helped fuel population growth with the addition of jobs and new corporations in the area, including Western Electric, Bell Labs and Nicor.

Today, the city continues to attract new residents. In addition to its historic buildings and landmarks, the city also boasts multiple restaurants, shopping centers, and retailers. It also has the Naperville River Walk, which is a popular destination for residents and visitors.

Naperville Demographics

Recent estimates show that the population is over 147,000 people. This is quite a boost form the last census in 2010, which showed a population of 141,853. The city has a total area of 39.24 square miles with a population density of over 3,800 people per square mile.

The city’s residents are primarily white and make up about 82% of the total population. Only 2.54% of the population is black, and 12.65% are Asian. Just over 4% are Hispanic or Latino of any race. The largest age group living in Naperville is 25 to 44, making up over 29% of the total population. Over 26% are 45 to 64, while over 30% are under 18. Just 6.1% of the population is at least 65. There are more female residents than males, with 95.2 men for every 100 women. Approximately 2.5% of the population lives below the federal poverty line.

Edward Hospital is the top employer in the area, giving jobs to over 4,000 people. Nicor, Alcatel-Lucent, the Indian Prairie School District 204, and the Naperville Community Unit School District 203 are among the city’s other top employers, providing jobs for thousands of residents in Naperville and surrounding areas.

Naperville Population Growth

Naperville has seen its population grow by staggering amounts throughout its history. The population in 1950 was just over 7,000 but jumped to almost 13,000 by the time of the next census. By 1980, the population had grown to exceed 42,000, then doubled in the 1990s. Current population estimates show that the population has grown by 3.7% since the 2010 census, and it won’t be long before the city hits the 150,000-resident milestone.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2017147,6824880.33%
2016147,1942850.19%
2015146,9097920.54%
2014146,1171,3080.90%
2013144,8098830.61%
2012143,9268180.57%
2011143,1087390.52%
2010142,36914,0111.04%
2000128,35843,0074.16%
199085,35142,7507.20%
198042,60119,8076.45%
197022,7949,8615.83%
196012,9335,9206.31%
19507,0131,7412.89%
19405,2721540.30%
19305,1181,2882.94%
19203,8303811.05%
19103,4498202.75%
19002,6290.00%

Naperville Population in 2018Source: By John D. Buell [CC BY-SA 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White106,543
Asian25,974
Black or African American7,289
Two or More Races4,594
Some Other Race1,151
American Indian and Alaska Native229
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander9

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Naperville Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Naperville Median Age

38.5


Total

37.5


Male

39.5


Female

Naperville Adults

There are 107,155 adults, (16,037 of which are seniors) in Naperville.

Naperville Age Dependency

60

Age Dependency Ratio

17.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Naperville Sex Ratio

Female

74,389

51.03%

Male

71,400

48.97%

Naperville Households and Families

Naperville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Naperville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.7%13.3%
All75.1%24.9%
Non Family54%46%
Female49.6%50.4%
Male49.6%50.4%

75.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Naperville Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All50,8312.8175.1
Married33,4763.3786.7
Non Family12,3261.254
Female3,8222.9949.6
Male1,2073.3749.6

3.3

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

2.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Naperville Households

Naperville Education

Naperville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6101.70%
9th to 12th Grade1,4651.55%
High School Graduate10,31210.90%
Some College13,06013.81%
Associates Degree5,7336.06%
Bachelors Degree34,46136.44%
Graduate Degree27,93429.54%

Naperville Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White67,50166,16544,331
Asian16,73815,87813,524
Hispanic4,5323,8111,587
Black4,2594,1061,998
Multiple Races1,5211,498884
Other Race627523192
Native American14714769

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 80.80%.

Naperville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$62,907$90,177$42,252
Less Than High School$26,638$30,712$20,904
High School Grad$30,305$35,484$22,602
Some College$41,716$55,065$33,100
Bachelors Degree$69,571$100,628$43,795
Graduate Degree$92,420$112,201$64,427

$62,907

Average Earnings

$90,177

Average Male

$42,252

Average Female

Naperville Language

Naperville Language by Age

Naperville Language

77.14% of Naperville residents speak only English, while 22.86% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 9.15% of the population.

Naperville Poverty

Naperville Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White97,2053,0583.15%
Black7,1671,44320.13%
Asian25,7761,3475.23%
Hispanic8,5437729.04%
Multiple4,4723688.23%
Other1,1231029.08%

4.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.31%

Male Poverty Rate

5.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Naperville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Naperville is Black, with 20.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Naperville is White, with 3.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.85%.

Naperville Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.25%
High School8.35%
Some College5.06%
Bachelors or Greater2.18%

Naperville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed18.78%
Male Unemployed15.56%
Female Employed2.93%
Male Employed2.01%

Naperville Income

Naperville Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$110,676$135,876
Families$129,855$155,606
Married Families$140,871$167,978
Non Families$52,610$72,265

Naperville Marital Status

Naperville Marital Status

Marriage Rates

61.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.6%

Male Marriage Rate

59.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Naperville Married by Age and Sex

Naperville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Naperville Marital Status by Race

Naperville Veterans

Naperville Veterans by War

4,835

Number of Veterans

4,620

Male Veterans

215

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,910
First Gulf War671
Second Gulf War508
Korea486
World War II433

Naperville Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,539
75+1,253
55 to 64852
35 to 54817
18 to 34374

Naperville Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,3595.37%
Black2685.26%
Asian1430.80%
Hispanic1132.05%
2 or More522.46%
Other91.19%
Indian42.44%

Naperville Veterans by Education

1.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Naperville Employment Status

Naperville Employment by Age

69.8%

Labor Force Participation

65.8%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Naperville Employment by Race

Naperville Employment by Education

Naperville Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

55.45%

Born in Illinois

81.30%

Native Born

18.70%

Foreign Born

7.96%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

81.30% of Naperville residents were born in the United States, with 55.45% having been born in Illinois. 7.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.