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Naperville is a city in DuPage County, in the Chicago metro area. (The community straddles DuPage and Will counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named after early settlers, John and Joseph Naper.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Naperville. For links to other places called Naperville, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Naperville is 41.785N. The longitude is -88.147W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 709 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 137,894.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Naperville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the DuPage County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60540 ZIP code.
21% of Naperville residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Naperville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Naperville was $35,551, compared with $21,587 nationally.
61% of Naperville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Naperville include Naperville Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Naperville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $865. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,831.
Libraries in Naperville include Naper Blvd. Library, Naperville Public Libraries ... View libraries
Newspapers in Naperville include Naperville Sun
DuPage County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Naperville political report.
Naperville restaurants taking online reservations include Bistrot Margot - Naperville, Catch 35 - Naperville, Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Naperville, Timpano Chophouse and Martini Bar - Naperville ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Naperville workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 14 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Naperville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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