Naperville, Illinois Population 2023

151,847

Naperville is a city located in Will County Illinois. With a 2023 population of 151,847, it is the 3rd largest city in Illinois and the 186th largest city in the United States.Naperville is currently growing at a rate of 0.51% annually and its population has increased by 1.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 149,540 in 2020. Spanning over 39 miles, Naperville has a population density of 3,912 people per square mile.

The average household income in Naperville is $154,724 with a poverty rate of 4.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Naperville is 39.1 years, 38.5 years for males, and 39.8 years for females.

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.

Naperville Population Statistics

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 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 Demographics

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

  • White: 69.76%
  • Asian: 20.45%
  • Two or more races: 4.51%
  • Black or African American: 4.23%
  • Other race: 0.82%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Naperville, Illinois is 151,847 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 149,540.

Naperville, Illinois Population 2023

Naperville Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Naperville Population by Race

Naperville Population Pyramid 2023

Naperville Median Age

39.1

Total

38.5

Male

39.8

Female

Naperville Adults

There are 110,307 adults, (19,237 of whom are seniors) in Naperville.

Naperville Age Dependency

62.2

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Naperville Sex Ratio

Female75,05950.81%
Male72,67549.19%

Naperville Population by Age

Naperville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.24

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

74.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Naperville Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Naperville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Naperville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 72.6%.

Naperville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$75,491

Average Earnings

$100,937

Average Male

$51,623

Average Female

Naperville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Naperville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Naperville Language

74.39% of Naperville residents speak only English, while 25.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 16.62% of the population.

Naperville Language

Naperville Poverty by Race

rate

4.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.53%

Male Poverty Rate

4.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Naperville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Naperville is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Naperville is Asian, with 3.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.62%.

Naperville Poverty

Naperville Poverty Rate by Education

Naperville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Naperville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Naperville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

61.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.1%

Male Marriage Rate

59.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Naperville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Naperville Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Naperville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,783

Number of Veterans

3,557

Male Veterans

226

Female Veterans

Naperville Veterans by War

Naperville Veterans by Age

count

Naperville Veterans by Race

Naperville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Naperville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.2%

Labor Force Participation

66.2%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Naperville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Naperville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Naperville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

53.74%

Born in Naperville

78.01%

Native Born

20.78%

Foreign Born

9.52%

Non Citizen

11.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.01% of Naperville residents were born in the United States, with 53.74% having been born in Illinois. 9.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Naperville Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Naperville Population by Year