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. Yorkville’s city limits currently encompass 19.6 square miles, and our planning area exceeds 70 square miles. Our community provides an abundant amount of amenities for out residents and businesses.
In Yorkville, you’re surrounded by the natural beauty of the river which offers multiple recreational activities nearby. You can discover your passion for a variety of activities including canoeing, kayaking, cycling, picnicking, and 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.
The following are some of the important characteristics that make this a great community:
- Growing population
- Low residential turnover
- Small-town charm
- High median household income
For more information on Yorkville’s population and household characteristics view the infographic to the right or for more detailed information click here.
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. For more about the history of Yorkville, see our History of Yorkville page.