Evanston Cook County, Illinois

Evanston: Suburban city in Cook County, Illinois, United States

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Location of Evanston on Illinois map.


Evanston is a city located in the county of Cook in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 74,585 and a population density of 3,691 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 73,473 inhabitants.

The city was created 185 years ago in 1835.


Evanston is located at 42°2'28"N 87°41'24"W (42.0411400, -87.6900600). It has 3 neighbors: Chicago, Skokie and Wilmette.

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Fountain Square Evanston
Fountain Square Evanston image

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Evanston Quick Facts

Population : 73,473 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Cook County
Postal code : 60201, 60202, 60203, 60204, 60208, 60209
Area : 20.21 km2
Altitude : 2,014 feet / 614 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1836 (185 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 19:54:03 (4th August 2021)
Density : 3,636 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -1.51% (2010-2019)

Evanston has 3 neighbours.

  • Chicago city and county seat of Cook County, Illinois, United States
  • Skokie village in Cook County, Illinois, United States
  • Wilmette village in Cook County, Illinois, United States


According to census records, the population of Evanston decreased by 1.51% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 74,585 - census
2011 75,142 0.74% estimation process
2012 75,723 0.77% estimation process
2013 75,984 0.34% estimation process
2014 75,994 0.01% estimation process
2015 75,619 -0.5% estimation process
2016 75,243 -0.5% estimation process
2017 74,617 -0.84% estimation process
2018 73,990 -0.85% estimation process
2019 73,473 -0.7% estimation process

Evanston zip code is 60201. County name: Cook, County fips: 17031

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People born in Evanston (200)

People born in Evanston, including actor and guns rights activist Charlton Heston, actor, producer, and screenwriter John Cusack, actor Grant Shaud, you can see a list of people who born in Evanston.


College & universities near Evanston

Code Name City ZIP
147767 Northwestern University Evanston (IL) 60208
439020 Midwest College of Oriental Medicine-Evanston Evanston (IL) 60201
145275 Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Evanston (IL) 60201-3298
443030 NorthShore University HealthSystem School of Nurse Anesthesia Evanston (IL) 60201-1718
461582 Estelle Skin Care and Spa Institute Skokie (IL) 60077-9945

Stations (21)

Amtrak & bus stations near Evanston

Code Name Address Type
GLN Glenview station 1116 Depot St. RAIL
CHI Chicago Union Station 225 South Canal Street RAIL
LAG La Grange Road 25 West Burlington St. RAIL
SMT Summit Archer Ave. and South Center Ave. RAIL
HMI Hammond–Whiting station 1135 South Calumet Ave. RAIL

Other places with the same name (1)

Other cities in Cook County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Cook County , IL. (more)

City Name Population Title
Markham 328,966 City in Cook County, Illinois, United States
Elk Grove 91,251 Township in Cook County, Illinois
West Town 86,429
Near North Side 85,711
Cicero 80,796 Town in Illinois
Belmont Cragin 79,159
Arlington Heights 75,101 Village in Cook County, Illinois, United States; suburb of Chicago, Illinois
South Lawndale 73,826
Logan Square 73,702
Schaumburg 72,887 Large village located in Cook County in Illinois, USA
West Ridge 72,211
Palatine 67,482 Village in Cook County, Illinois, United States
Lincoln Park 66,959
Portage Park 64,841
Skokie 62,700 Village in Cook County, Illinois, United States
Des Plaines 58,899 City in Cook County, Illinois

Distance to Other Cities

Evanston distances to largest Illinois cities

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