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Illinois Cities
blank Naperville Champaign 99-City Avg
City Type
City Type Lakes & Rivers, College Town College Town na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 147,122 86,637 78,040
Population (1990) 85,351 63,502 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 39 22 36
Persons Per Square Mile 3,772 3,938 2,151
Home Prices
2018 $425,904 $202,386 $419,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '18) 130.9% 43.1% 76.0%
Annual Appreciation ('17 to '18) 8.3% 2.6% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '18) 5.4% 2.4% 3.8%
Big City Prices ('18) $265,000 $103,000 $340,000
Bargain Index 130% 159% 101%
Big City Chicago Decatur na
Monthly Rent $1,501 $1,076 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 19.1 12.6 19.0
Cost of Living (2018)
Cost of Living 114% 82% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Good Days 244 288 72%
Moderate Days 89 60 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 3 2 3%
Unhealthy Days 0 0 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0 0 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 23% 29% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 77% 71% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 35 50 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 32 miles 122 miles 72 miles
City Chicago Indianapolis na
Recreation
National Parks 2 1 7
National Campgrounds 2 18 26
State Parks 11 9 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 10 3 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 335 141 346
2015 328 82 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 2% 72% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 38 26 37
White 76.5% 67.8% 80.7%
Black or African American 4.7% 15.6% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.1% 0.3% 0.8%
Asian 14.9% 10.6% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other Race 1.5% 2.7% 4.4%
Multiple Races 2.3% 3.0% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 5.3% 6.3% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $121,713 $66,149 $69,596
Occupied Housing 96% 94% 83%
Vacant Housing 4% 6% 17%
Home Ownership 76% 46% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.30 3.00 2.90
Taxes (2018)
Local and State 8.7% 8.7% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 119 days 119 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Cool & Wet Cool & Wet Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 14 F 16 F 27 F
July High Temp 87 F 85 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 38 in 41 in 35 in
Elevation 680 ft 743 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Lower Lower Moderate
Earthquake .5% .2% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 0 10
Flood Very High Very High Very High
Tornado Moderate Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low Low Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 11 1 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Violent Crimes 7 78 40
Property Crimes 151 295 397
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 6,053 5,916 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 942 979 1,253
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