Sponsored Mortgage Options for Naperville. Intercity bus service in Naperville consists of a route from Chicago and Naperville to Davenport, Iowa, and points further west, operated by both Burlington Trailways and Greyhound Lines. The accident killed 45 and injured approximately 127 passengers and/or crew members. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 141,853, which was estimated to have increased to 148,449 by 2019. Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable. In Dupage County, the Northwest portion is in Winfield Township, the Northeast portion is in Milton Township, the West central portion is in Naperville Township, and the East central portion is in Lisle Township. (in Warrenville), and Naperville Rd. [5], In a 2010 study assessing cities with populations exceeding 75,000, Naperville was ranked as the wealthiest city in the Midwest and the eleventh wealthiest in the nation. Naperville (/ˈneɪpərˌvɪl/) is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. state of Illinois and a suburb of Chicago. [18] In 2012, author Chuck Spinner published The Tragedy at the Loomis Street Crossing which details the tragedy and gives the stories of the 45 persons who perished. But, I give it 5 stars because the school system is great, the people are great, and the downtown area is SO cute! [96] North Central College with the help of the city of Naperville is planning to construct a park along the riverwalk, but the project has been suspended for the time being. It now has about 340 beds and more than 900 physicians. [52] The redesigned museum received 3 awards. Based on the housing stock, population density, and the proximity of amenities of the area. Interstate 55 runs about 5 miles south of the city, through Bolingbrook and Romeoville. [90], Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Illinois, offers full medical services to DuPage community since 1964. According to the city's 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[37] the city's top ten employers are: The Naperville Public Library has been ranked number one in the United States each year from 1999 through 2010, for cities with populations between 100,000 and 249,999 by Hennen's American Public Library Ratings.[38]. The Park District maintains and beautifies the riverwalk throughout the year with the help of community members. [30] Kraft Foods opened their Naperville site in 1968, and employs over 200 individuals at the plant, which supplies all Triscuit products for North America. It has nearly quadrupled in size as the Chicago metropolitan area's urban sprawl brought corporations, jobs, and wealth to the area. Springbrook Prairie, which is 1,829 acres of land, 13 miles of trails, activities including bird watching, kayaking, model-aircraft area, fishing, biking, running, and other recreational activities. There were 141,122 people, 53,408 households, and 36,289 families residing in the city. In 1887, Peter Edward Kroehler established the Kroehler Manufacturing Company's factory in Naperville along the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy tracks. In 2011, 14.9% of Naperville's residents were Asian, making it the Chicago suburb with the tenth highest percentage of Asians. It is a wonderful place for families. In a 2010 study assessing cities with populations exceeding 75,000, Naperville was ranked as the wealthiest city in the Midwest and the eleventh wealthiest in the nation. Private schools in the city limits include: Edward Hospital in Naperville, Illinois, was first established in 1907 as Edward Sanitarium, and became Edward Hospital in 1955. Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living. It is made up of brick paths, fountains, and covered bridges. As of 2007, the Park District manages over 2,400 acres (10 km2) of open space, including over 130 parks and four sports complexes. [6] It was ranked among the nation's safest cities by USA Today and Business Insider. The memorial also includes over 140 faces made by local school children symbolizing the casualties of September 11.