Naperville, Illinois Population 2019

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, and over 100 settlers were living in Naper’s Settlement by 1832. It was believed that the Sauk Tribe would attach the area, 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 share of troubles, including a train collision in 1946 that was 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 Population Statistics

Recent estimates show that the Naperville 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 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 increased by 3.7% since the 2010 census, and it won’t be long before the city hits the 150,000-resident milestone.

Naperville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Naperville was:

  • White: 73.02%
  • Asian: 17.90%
  • Black or African American: 5.01%
  • Two or more races: 3.16%
  • Other race: 0.78%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%

Naperville, Illinois's estimated population is 148,304 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Naperville, Illinois is the 3rd largest city in Illinois based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 3832.83 people/mi² (1479.86 people/km²), with a household density of 535.58 people/km² (1387.15 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 38.7 years, 38.1 years for males, and 39.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.9 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 53,673 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.6%, with a median rent of $1415/month. The median house has 7.4 rooms, and has a value of $398,500.

The median income for households in Naperville, Illinois is $114,014, while the mean household income is $140,888.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018148,3046150.42%
2017147,6894460.30%
2016147,2432310.16%
2015147,0127840.54%
2014146,2281,3160.91%
2013144,9128970.62%
2012144,0158260.58%
2011143,1898010.56%
2010142,38814,0301.04%
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%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20189,498,716-22,068-0.23%
20179,520,784-19,360-0.20%
20169,540,144-17,736-0.19%
20159,557,880-6,734-0.07%
20149,564,61411,3460.12%
20139,553,26823,4950.25%
20129,529,77328,7820.30%
20119,500,99130,1110.32%
20109,470,8800.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White106,917
Asian26,212
Black or African American7,343
Two or More Races4,625
Some Other Race1,136
American Indian and Alaska Native189
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander9

Naperville Population Pyramid 2019

Naperville Median Age

38.7


Total

38.1


Male

39.4


Female

Naperville Adults

There are 108,665 adults, (16,886 of whom are seniors) in Naperville.

Naperville Age Dependency

59.5

Age Dependency Ratio

18.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Naperville Sex Ratio

Female

74,750

51.05%

Male

71,681

48.95%

Naperville Households and Families

Naperville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Naperville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.8%13.2%
All75.4%24.6%
Non Family54.5%45.5%
Male51.6%48.4%
Female49.9%50.1%

75.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All51,2722.875.4
Married33,8433.3686.8
Non Family12,7851.2354.5
Female3,4863.0649.9
Male1,1583.2251.6

3.3

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

3.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Naperville Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7561.83%
9th to 12th Grade1,1371.18%
High School Graduate10,41710.84%
Some College12,76513.28%
Associates Degree5,8816.12%
Bachelors Degree35,41736.85%
Graduate Degree28,73829.90%

Naperville Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White68,33867,14545,254
Asian17,12916,45913,900
Hispanic4,6143,7171,589
Black4,4734,3462,359
Multiple Races1,5401,515986
Other Race647533221
Native American11511564

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 asian people with a rate of 81.15%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$65,002$90,841$42,617
Less Than High School$30,674$32,010$17,844
High School Grad$29,242$35,751$23,986
Some College$41,963$61,182$32,003
Bachelors Degree$70,421$95,442$46,254
Graduate Degree$93,824$115,776$65,278

$65,002

Average Earnings

$90,841

Average Male

$42,617

Average Female

Naperville Language

Naperville Language by Age

Naperville Language

77.10% of Naperville residents speak only English, while 22.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 9.89% of the population.

Naperville Poverty

Naperville Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White98,0252,8922.95%
Asian26,0061,3415.16%
Black7,1881,13615.80%
Hispanic8,1367519.23%
Multiple4,4693106.94%
Other1,116998.87%

4.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.84%

Male Poverty Rate

5.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Naperville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Naperville is Black, with 15.80% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Naperville is White, with 2.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.25%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School10.97%
High School8.19%
Some College4.44%
Bachelors or Greater2.09%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed19.31%
Male Unemployed15.89%
Female Employed2.88%
Male Employed1.68%

Naperville Income

Naperville Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$114,014$140,888
Families$134,572$161,498
Married Families$144,586$172,832
Non Families$56,456$77,246

Naperville Marital Status

Naperville Marital Status

Marriage Rates

61.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.4%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Naperville Marital Status by Race

Naperville Veterans

4,460

Number of Veterans

4,234

Male Veterans

226

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,761
First Gulf War689
Second Gulf War481
Korea451
World War II301
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,513
75+1,121
35 to 54862
55 to 64640
18 to 34324

Naperville Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,9334.81%
Black3185.99%
Asian1420.77%
Hispanic1252.24%
2 or More633.03%
Indian43.08%

Naperville Veterans by Education

1.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Naperville Employment Status

69.3%

Labor Force Participation

65.5%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

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

55.85%

Born in Illinois

81.10%

Native Born

18.90%

Foreign Born

7.86%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

81.10% of Naperville residents were born in the United States, with 55.85% having been born in Illinois. 7.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.