Naperville 83 Exceptional
Naperville Livability #46 ranked city in Illinois#1,683 ranked city in the USARanks better than 94% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Naperville Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Naperville Cost of Living Cost of living is 31% higher than Illinois
12727% more expensive than the US average
973% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Naperville cost of living
A+ Naperville Crime Total crime is 90% lower than Illinois
Total crime
20591% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 48991% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is similar
Naperville crime
B+ Naperville Employment Household income is 87% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$110,676100% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$48,13961% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%16% lower than the US average
Naperville employment
F Naperville Housing Home value is 122% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$388,400110% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,36043% higher than the US average
Home ownership
75%18% higher than the US average
Naperville real estate or Naperville rentals
A+ Naperville Schools HS graduation rate is 13% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
96%16% higher than the US average
School test scores
65%35% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:119% higher than the US average
Naperville K-12 schools
A+ Naperville User Ratings There are a total of 28 ratings in Naperville
Overall user rating
87% 28 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
88% 27 total surveys
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      Living in Naperville, IL

      Naperville is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 145,789 people. In Naperville, there are 3,768 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (73% White). Given that fact, Naperville could be considered less diverse than other cities. Naperville is known to be family friendly as more than 87% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 49% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Naperville, Illinois. With useful information like amenities, education, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Naperville and in the areas around Naperville is a much easier task.

      Naperville has a livability score of 75/100 and is ranked #88 in Illinois and #4,969 in the USA. Based on this score, Naperville would be considered a very livable city! If we examine each of the categories individually, we see that Naperville ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A-) and employment (B+). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Naperville. The following was graded with a disappointing score: cost of living (F), weather (D-) and housing (F).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Naperville, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Naperville: Riverwalk, Hollywood Palms Cinema, and Dupage Children's Museum.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Naperville gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 92 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Assuming that Naperville meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Naperville. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Naperville are simply unattainable. The median home price for Naperville homes is $388,400, which is 122.2% higher than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Naperville, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.5, which is 16.7% higher than the Illinois average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Naperville were 3.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 2.8%.

      Naperville transportation information

      Average one way commute34min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work74.5%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool4.6%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit9.8%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.5%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home8.3%4.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Naperville, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).