2017 Top 100 Best Places to Live

Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. This vibrant, thriving city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, world-class parks, diverse worship options, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city's diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. With all the amenities of a modern city and all the charm of a small town, Naperville truly is the premiere community in which to live, work and play.

2017 Top 100 Best Places to Live


Population: 146,128 as of the 2014 Census estimate

Demographics (as of the 2010 Census):

  • White - 76.5%
  • Asian - 14.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino - 5.3%
  • Black -4.7%
Median Age: 35

Median Family Income: $127,554 (via 2010-2014 ACS)

Median Household Income: $109,512 (via 2010-2014 ACS)

Housing Value: $377,900 (via 2010-2014 ACS)

Average Contract Rent: $1,290 (via 2010-2014 ACS)

Total Housing Units: 53,408 (internal source, 2015)

Size in Square Miles: 39.40 (2016)

Persons per Square Mile: 3708.8 (2016)

Distance from Chicago: Approximately 30 miles

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Updated: 18th September, 2019 9:27 PM.