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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.


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Median household income
Local
$88,771
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Naperville demographic reports
Naperville is on the Du Page River.
Former and merged names include:
· Fort Naper
· Naper Settlement
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 0. The violent crime rate was per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 3 Best Place to Live by Money magazine, 2005.
Census 2000 highlights: Naperville had the lowest poverty rate (2.2%) among U.S. cities with populations of 100,000 or more
Well-known residents have included:
· Paula Zahn, TV journalist
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Naper Days - June 15-17, 2007
  • Civil War Days - May 19-20, 2007
  • Naperville's Last Fling - Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Naperville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Grounded Theatre
Nearby parks & recreation: Riverwalk, Centennial Beach
Historic sites and museums: Naper Settlement
Colleges and universities: North Central College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 62

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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 60532 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

61% of Naperville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Naperville include Naperville Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Naperville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $865.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,831.


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Libraries in Naperville include Naper Blvd. Library, Naperville Public Libraries ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Naperville include Naperville Sun

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DuPage County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Naperville political report.

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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

Traffic

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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