Community Profile

You’ve discovered the United City of Yorkville. The heart of Yorkville is located on the Fox River, 50 miles southwest of the city of Chicago. In Yorkville you’re surrounded by the natural beauty of the river with many recreational activities to keep you and your family busy during a day trip, for the weekend, or all year long. It’s here where you can discover your passion:
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling the many country highways and byways
  • Kayaking
  • Picnicking
  • Summer festivals
Whether you are just passing through or plan on calling Yorkville your home, we’re glad you’re here!

The Core of Kendall County

The United City of Yorkville is the seat of Kendall County and is located in the fastest growing county in Illinois (U.S. Census Bureau, 2008). We’re also ideally situated near many major highways including the intersection of Illinois Highways 34, 47, 71 and 126, in addition to access to I-88 to the north, I-80 to the south, and I-55 to the east.

Community Characteristics

The following are some of the important characteristics that make this a great community:
  • Growing population
  • Low residential turnover
  • Significant percentage of family households
  • Small-town charm
  • Suburb of Chicago
For more information on Yorkville's population and household characteristics view the Community Profile

Temperature Averages

  • January low: 10 degrees Fahrenheit
  • January high: 29 degrees Fahrenheit
  • July low: 61 degrees Fahrenheit
  • July high: 84 degrees Fahrenheit

Planning Area & Square Mileage

Yorkville’s city limits currently encompass 19.6 square miles, and our planning area exceeds 70 square miles.

A Yorkville History Lesson

Why are we called the United City of Yorkville? Well, that’s where our history lesson begins. The City of Yorkville was founded in 1837 in close proximity to the Village of Bristol. Yorkville was located south of the Fox River and the Village of Bristol was founded north of the Fox River. In 1957 the 2 villages became 1. In 2007, the United City of Yorkville celebrated the union of the 2 municipalities 50 years ago when the city of Yorkville and the Village of Bristol became the United City of Yorkville. For more about the history of Yorkville, see our History of Yorkville page.