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Yorkville (officially the United City of Yorkville) is a city in Kendall County, Illinois, United States. The population was 16,921 at the 2010 census and was estimated at 20,613 as of 1 July 2019[update]. It is the county seat of Kendall County.

Yorkville, Illinois
The Ville
Nickname(s):
The Ville, Y-Town
Motto(s):
"The City with a River in Its Heart”
Location of Yorkville in Kendall County, Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates:41°39′57″N88°26′31″W /41.66583°N 88.44194°W /41.66583; -88.44194Coordinates: 41°39′57″N88°26′31″W /41.66583°N 88.44194°W /41.66583; -88.44194
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyKendall
TownshipsBristol, Kendall, Fox
Founded1833
Incorporated1836
Government
• TypeMayor–council
• MayorJohn Purcell
Area
• Total20.09 sq mi (52.04 km2)
• Land20.00 sq mi (51.79 km2)
• Water0.10 sq mi (0.25 km2)
Elevation
640 ft (200 m)
Population
• Total16,921
• Estimate
(2019)
20,613
• Density1,030.80/sq mi (398.01/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
• Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
60560
Area codes630 / 331
FIPS code17-84038
Wikimedia CommonsYorkville, Illinois
Websitewww.yorkville.il.us

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The Chapel on the Green, in Yorkville, is the oldest church in Kendall County.

In 1836, the city of Yorkville was settled by early pioneers. Originally, the city's main thoroughfare of Bridge Street was designed for horse-drawn carriages and pedestrians. As time passed, Hydraulic Street, which runs parallel to the Fox River, boasted a trolley that ran from Ottawa to Aurora. This part is now operated by the Illinois Railway.

At the time, Yorkville's central business district was on the south side of the Fox River and the public square was north of the river, a layout unique to the region. The public gathering place was near the river's edge. The Kendall County Courthouse was next to the downtown commercial district. Many of the city's remaining historic single-family homes are within walking distance of Bridge Street, the courthouse and Union Hall. Earl Adams was the first to settle what would become Yorkville when he built his cabin on Courthouse Hill on the south side of town in 1833. One year later, Lyman and Burr Bristol set up residency in neighboring Bristol, north of the river.

When the county of Kendall was formed in 1841, Yorkville was chosen as the county seat. After a 13-year period in which Oswego claimed that honor, voters chose to relocate the county government in 1859 to Yorkville, a more central location. The new courthouse was completed in 1864. Replaced in 1997 with a courthouse on the city's north side, the 1864 building is used by the Kendall County Forest Preserve and other organizations. Yorkville was no exception to the railroad boom. Development began and businesses sprang up in 1870 along the tracks and included Squire Dingee's pickle factory, the Yorkville Ice Cream Company and the Rehbehn Brothers button factory. A few of those buildings still remain.

The present city of Yorkville was originally two towns, Bristol to the north and the Yorkville south of the Fox River, with separate governments for more than 100 years. In 1957, Bristol and Yorkville merged, becoming the United City of Yorkville. Ellsworth Windett became the combined city's first mayor. As a part of the consolidation, the residents of both towns agreed to a uniform school district. It was in that same year high school classes began in the downtown area at the northeast corner of Van Emmon and Bridge Streets. In 1888, a two-story brick school building on West Center Street was constructed. After the construction of Circle Center School in 1968, the two-story building was closed and the space was rented by the Yorkville School District to neighboring Waubonsee Community College. Due to rising enrollment in the early 1970s, the school was reopened and renamed as Parkview Christian Academy.

Yorkville is in northern Kendall County at 41°39′57″N88°26′31″W /41.66583°N 88.44194°W /41.66583; -88.44194 (41.6657190, -88.4419490). It is bordered to the northeast by Montgomery, to the east by Oswego, and to the west by Plano. It is 12 miles (19 km) southwest of Aurora and 47 miles (76 km) southwest of downtown Chicago.

According to the 2010 census, Yorkville has an area of 20.058 square miles (51.95 km2), of which 19.97 square miles (51.72 km2) (or 99.56%) is land and 0.088 square miles (0.23 km2) (or 0.44%) is water. The Fox River flows through downtown Yorkville. The city is in Bristol, Kendall, and Fox townships.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880365
18903752.7%
190041310.1%
19104314.4%
19204412.3%
193049211.6%
194056214.2%
195063212.5%
19601,568148.1%
19702,04930.7%
19803,42267.0%
19903,92514.7%
20006,18957.7%
201016,921173.4%
2019 (est.)20,61321.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,189 people, 2,220 households, and 1,665 families residing in the city. The population density was 878.8 inhabitants per square mile (339.3/km2). There were 2,291 housing units at an average density of 325.3 per square mile (125.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.99% White, 0.42% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.94% of the population.

There were 2,220 households, out of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.6% had someone living alone, who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 30.0% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $60,391, and the median income for a family was $67,521. Males had a median income of $49,120 versus $30,977 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,514. About 0.4% of families and 1.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

The William Wrigley Company has a large manufacturing facility in Yorkville. Wrigley plans to start making Skittles in Yorkville. It plans to invest about $50 million to expand its Yorkville factory by 145,000 square feet by 2016.

Raging Waves waterpark, the self-proclaimed largest waterpark in Illinois, is in Yorkville. It opened in 2008 and owns about 45 acres (18 ha) of property.

The Marge Cline Whitewater Park (on the Fox River) opened in 2010. It is the only whitewater park of its kind in Illinois, similar to East Race in South Bend, Indiana.It offers opportunities for freestyle kayaking, slalom kayaking and river tubing. It is named after Marge Cline, former president of American Whitewater (1982-1988), National Board of Directors of American Canoe Association, President of Midwest Division of ACA, and member of the Chicago Whitewater association.

The area is served by Yorkville Community Unit School District 115. Schools include Yorkville Middle School and Yorkville High School. Additionally, a small portion of Yorkville attends Oswego Community Unit School District 308[citation needed].

  • Autumn Creek Elementary
  • Bristol Bay Elementary
  • Bristol Grade School
  • Circle Center Grade School
  • Grande Reserve Elementary
  • Yorkville Grade School
  • Yorkville Intermediate School
  • Yorkville Middle School
  • Yorkville Freshman Academy
  • Yorkville High School
  • Parkview Christian Academy
  • Skittles Factory Middle/High School

In August 2011, the movie Man of Steel was filmed at a house built specifically for the set in Yorkville. It appeared in the movie as the Kent family farm. In the fall of 2014, that house was rebuilt for use on the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In 2017, the same house was used in Justice League for one small scene, then later demolished.[citation needed]

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Yorkville Illinois Language Watch Edit This article needs additional citations for verification Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed Find sources Yorkville Illinois news newspapers books scholar JSTOR July 2009 Learn how and when to remove this template message Yorkville officially the United City of Yorkville is a city in Kendall County Illinois United States The population was 16 921 at the 2010 census 6 and was estimated at 20 613 as of 1 July 2019 update 7 It is the county seat of Kendall County 8 Yorkville Illinois The VilleCityThe Kendall County Courthouse is listed on the U S National Register of Historic Places Nickname s The Ville Y TownMotto s The City with a River in Its Heart 1 Location of Yorkville in Kendall County IllinoisLocation of Illinois in the United StatesCoordinates 41 39 57 N 88 26 31 W 41 66583 N 88 44194 W 41 66583 88 44194 Coordinates 41 39 57 N 88 26 31 W 41 66583 N 88 44194 W 41 66583 88 44194CountryUnited StatesStateIllinoisCountyKendallTownshipsBristol Kendall FoxFounded1833Incorporated1836Government TypeMayor council MayorJohn PurcellArea 2 Total20 09 sq mi 52 04 km2 Land20 00 sq mi 51 79 km2 Water0 10 sq mi 0 25 km2 Elevation640 ft 200 m Population 2010 Total16 921 Estimate 2019 3 20 613 Density1 030 80 sq mi 398 01 km2 Time zoneUTC 6 CST Summer DST UTC 5 CDT ZIP code60560Area codes630 331FIPS code17 84038Wikimedia CommonsYorkville IllinoisWebsitewww wbr yorkville wbr il wbr us 4 5 Contents 1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 Economy 5 Parks and recreation 6 Education 7 Notable people 8 In popular culture 9 References 10 External linksHistory EditThis section does not cite any sources Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed April 2010 Learn how and when to remove this template message The Chapel on the Green in Yorkville is the oldest church in Kendall County In 1836 the city of Yorkville was settled by early pioneers Originally the city s main thoroughfare of Bridge Street was designed for horse drawn carriages and pedestrians As time passed Hydraulic Street which runs parallel to the Fox River boasted a trolley that ran from Ottawa to Aurora This part is now operated by the Illinois Railway At the time Yorkville s central business district was on the south side of the Fox River and the public square was north of the river a layout unique to the region The public gathering place was near the river s edge The Kendall County Courthouse was next to the downtown commercial district Many of the city s remaining historic single family homes are within walking distance of Bridge Street the courthouse and Union Hall Earl Adams was the first to settle what would become Yorkville when he built his cabin on Courthouse Hill on the south side of town in 1833 One year later Lyman and Burr Bristol set up residency in neighboring Bristol north of the river When the county of Kendall was formed in 1841 Yorkville was chosen as the county seat After a 13 year period in which Oswego claimed that honor voters chose to relocate the county government in 1859 to Yorkville a more central location The new courthouse was completed in 1864 Replaced in 1997 with a courthouse on the city s north side the 1864 building is used by the Kendall County Forest Preserve and other organizations Yorkville was no exception to the railroad boom Development began and businesses sprang up in 1870 along the tracks and included Squire Dingee s pickle factory the Yorkville Ice Cream Company and the Rehbehn Brothers button factory A few of those buildings still remain The present city of Yorkville was originally two towns Bristol to the north and the Yorkville south of the Fox River with separate governments for more than 100 years In 1957 Bristol and Yorkville merged becoming the United City of Yorkville Ellsworth Windett became the combined city s first mayor As a part of the consolidation the residents of both towns agreed to a uniform school district It was in that same year high school classes began in the downtown area at the northeast corner of Van Emmon and Bridge Streets In 1888 a two story brick school building on West Center Street was constructed After the construction of Circle Center School in 1968 the two story building was closed and the space was rented by the Yorkville School District to neighboring Waubonsee Community College Due to rising enrollment in the early 1970s the school was reopened and renamed as Parkview Christian Academy Geography EditYorkville is in northern Kendall County at 41 39 57 N 88 26 31 W 41 66583 N 88 44194 W 41 66583 88 44194 41 6657190 88 4419490 4 It is bordered to the northeast by Montgomery to the east by Oswego and to the west by Plano It is 12 miles 19 km southwest of Aurora and 47 miles 76 km southwest of downtown Chicago According to the 2010 census Yorkville has an area of 20 058 square miles 51 95 km2 of which 19 97 square miles 51 72 km2 or 99 56 is land and 0 088 square miles 0 23 km2 or 0 44 is water 5 9 The Fox River flows through downtown Yorkville The city is in Bristol Kendall and Fox townships Demographics EditHistorical populationCensus Pop 1880365 18903752 7 190041310 1 19104314 4 19204412 3 193049211 6 194056214 2 195063212 5 19601 568148 1 19702 04930 7 19803 42267 0 19903 92514 7 20006 18957 7 201016 921173 4 2019 est 20 613 3 21 8 U S Decennial Census 10 As of the census 5 of 2000 there were 6 189 people 2 220 households and 1 665 families residing in the city The population density was 878 8 inhabitants per square mile 339 3 km2 There were 2 291 housing units at an average density of 325 3 per square mile 125 6 km2 The racial makeup of the city was 96 99 White 0 42 African American 0 19 Native American 0 39 Asian 0 05 Pacific Islander 0 73 from other races and 1 23 from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2 94 of the population There were 2 220 households out of which 42 1 had children under the age of 18 living with them 62 8 were married couples living together 8 9 had a female householder with no husband present and 25 0 were non families 20 5 of all households were made up of individuals and 8 6 had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 2 76 and the average family size was 3 22 In the city the population was spread out with 30 0 under the age of 18 7 9 from 18 to 24 33 6 from 25 to 44 18 7 from 45 to 64 and 9 8 who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 33 years For every 100 females there were 96 7 males For every 100 females age 18 and over there were 91 8 males The median income for a household in the city was 60 391 and the median income for a family was 67 521 Males had a median income of 49 120 versus 30 977 for females The per capita income for the city was 24 514 About 0 4 of families and 1 4 of the population were below the poverty line including 0 9 of those under age 18 and 3 6 of those age 65 or over Economy EditThe William Wrigley Company has a large manufacturing facility in Yorkville 11 Wrigley plans to start making Skittles in Yorkville It plans to invest about 50 million to expand its Yorkville factory by 145 000 square feet by 2016 12 Parks and recreation EditRaging Waves waterpark the self proclaimed largest waterpark in Illinois 13 is in Yorkville It opened in 2008 and owns about 45 acres 18 ha of property 14 The Marge Cline Whitewater Park on the Fox River opened in 2010 15 16 It is the only whitewater park of its kind in Illinois similar to East Race in South Bend Indiana It offers opportunities for freestyle kayaking slalom kayaking and river tubing It is named after Marge Cline former president of American Whitewater 1982 1988 National Board of Directors of American Canoe Association President of Midwest Division of ACA and member of the Chicago Whitewater association 17 Education EditThe area is served by Yorkville Community Unit School District 115 18 Schools include Yorkville Middle School and Yorkville High School Additionally a small portion of Yorkville attends Oswego Community Unit School District 308 citation needed Autumn Creek Elementary Bristol Bay Elementary Bristol Grade School Circle Center Grade School Grande Reserve Elementary Yorkville Grade School Yorkville Intermediate School Yorkville Middle School Yorkville Freshman Academy Yorkville High School Parkview Christian Academy Skittles Factory Middle High SchoolNotable people EditJon Blackman college and NFL football player Dennis Hastert former Speaker of the House Mike Radja ice hockey player born in Yorkville Andy Richter actor and comedian The Giving Tree Band American indie folk rock group 19 In popular culture EditIn August 2011 the movie Man of Steel was filmed at a house built specifically for the set in Yorkville It appeared in the movie as the Kent family farm In the fall of 2014 that house was rebuilt for use on the set of Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice In 2017 the same house was used in Justice League for one small scene then later demolished citation needed References Edit The Official Site of the United City of Yorkville Illinois The Official Site of the United City of Yorkville Illinois Retrieved October 14 2012 2019 U S Gazetteer Files United States Census Bureau Retrieved July 14 2020 a b Population and Housing Unit Estimates United States Census Bureau May 24 2020 Retrieved May 27 2020 a b U S Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System Yorkville Illinois a b c U S Census website United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2008 01 31 Geographic Identifiers 2010 Demographic Profile Data G001 Yorkville city Illinois American Factfinder U S Census Bureau Retrieved February 19 2019 dead link Population and Housing Unit Estimates Retrieved May 21 2020 Find a County National Association of Counties Archived from the original on May 31 2011 Retrieved 2011 06 07 G001 Geographic Identifiers 2010 Census Summary File 1 United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2020 02 13 Retrieved 2015 12 27 Census of Population and Housing Census gov Retrieved June 4 2015 Archived copy Archived from the original on 2018 01 28 Retrieved 2010 05 24 CS1 maint archived copy as title link 1 2 Raging Waves Press Kit Water Resources www2 illinois gov Retrieved 2020 08 17 Marge Cline Whitewater Course Yorkville IL Retrieved 2020 08 17 Chicago Whitewater Association MargeClineMemorial cwa wildapricot org Retrieved 2020 08 17 School District Information The official site of the United City of Yorkville Archived from the original on May 15 2013 Retrieved 4 June 2013 ABC News Chicago Band Helps Save Planet One Beat At A Time Hosea Sanders 2008 10 03 External links EditWikimedia Commons has media related to Yorkville Illinois Official website City Data com Yorkville Economic Development Corporation ePodunk Profile for Yorkville Illinois Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title 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