Naperville, a mid-sized city in Illinois, has a population of slightly less than 145,000. The city's residents, with an average age of just under 38, are younger than most cities in Illinois. Only 24% of residents rent in Naperville, as home ownership is common in the city. The average rent for Naperville is $435 a month more than the state average.
Naperville residents have a plethora of industries from which to choose. The five most common are scientific, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, and education. Combined, these industries account for 31% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in management, which ranks as the top profession in the city. Naperville workers take home an average annual income of almost $121,000, about $44,000 more than the state average. Naperville's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Naperville has a large number of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees, as 17% have earned a Master's or a Doctorate. Further, 24% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
Averaging about 36 minutes, the commute time for Naperville residents is slower than the state average of about 32 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing mode of getting to work, chosen by 40% of residents, while public transit is used by only 5% of the city. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.