Evanston, Illinois

Evanston: A city in Cook County, Illinois. It is located on the north shore of Lake Michigan in northeastern Illinois. Evanston is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Northwestern University campus and the Evanston Public Library.

About

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 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 72,683 inhabitants.

The city was created 188 years ago in 1835.

Evanston is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States, 12 miles north of Chicago, bordered by Skokie to the west, Wilmette to the north, and Lake Michigan to the east. It had a population of 74,486 at the 2010 census.

Evanston is considered a bedroom community within Chicago's metropolitan area.

The area was settled in 1836 as "Gross Point" before being renamed Evanston in 1850 when it was platted. In 1853, Evanston hosted a national women's rights convention at Wesleyan University. In 1860, Evanston hosted the Illinois constitutional convention and became an official town under Illinois law.

In 1893, Evanston hosted the first statewide meeting of the Illinois Farmers' Alliance with 5000 attendees. In 1908, Evanston replaced Wilmette as headquarters for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in America.

The city has since been home to many high-tech companies and incubators such as Cognex Corporation and Analog Devices' Application Group (ADI AG), and Media Lab Europe (the European branch of the MIT Media Lab). Today, many of these companies' headquarters remain in Evanston or Skokie.

Evanston is very close to Lake Michigan and is just minutes away from downtown Chicago. There are many restaurants and shops within walking distance from your new home!

Evanston locator map
Location of Evanston on Illinois map.

Quick Facts about Evanston

Population : 72,683 (2020)
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 (188 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 01:00:06 (13th April 2024)
Density : 3,597 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.62% (2010-2020)
Fountain Square Evanston image
Fountain Square Evanston
Fountain Square Evanston image

Geography

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

Evanston map

Evanston has 3 neighbours.

  • Chicago The third most populous city in the United States and the center of the Chicago metropolitan area. It is located on the shores of Lake Michigan, in northeastern Illinois. Chicago is a major center for finance, commerce, and industry.
  • Skokie village in Cook County, Illinois, United States
  • Wilmette village in Cook County, Illinois, United States

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Evanston decreased by 2.62% in 10 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
2020 72,683 -1.09% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 23,596
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 20,744
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 13.7%
April 1, 2020 Population : 23,181
April 1, 2010 Population : 20,675
People under 5 years old, percentage : 8.2%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 28.7%
People over 65 (%) : 11.4%
Female persons, % : 51.9%
White only, percent : 85.0%
Black or African American alone, percent : 0.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.6%
Asians alone % : 2.2%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 4.1%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 33.5%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 60.9%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,014
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 10.6%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 60.4%

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

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 60.4%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $310,100
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,908
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $586
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,099
2015-2019 Households : 7,805
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.91
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 87.8%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 24.8%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 91.0%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 86.8%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 85.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 19.0%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 7.0%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 4.3%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 62.3%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 53.7%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 34,012
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 30,275
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 747,131
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 275,380
2012 total retail sales per capita : $12,993
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 31.4
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $64,555
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $29,250
Percentage of people living in poverty : 12.2%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,226
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 640
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 443
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 259
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 898
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 54
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,108
2010 population per square mile : 3,420.4
2010 land area in square miles : 6.04

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, .

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Schools in Evanston

College & universities near Evanston, IL

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, IL

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

Post offices near Evanston

Post Office Name City ZIP
Evanston Post Office Evanston (IL) 60201
Evanston South Post Office Evanston (IL) 60202
Finance Station M Post Office Chicago (IL) 60626
Evanston North Post Office Evanston (IL) 60201
Wilm Post Office Wilmette (IL) 60091

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Evanston , Wyoming city in Uinta County, Wyoming, United States with a population of 11,570 people.

Other cities in Cook County

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City Name Population Title
Cicero 79,727 Town in Illinois
Arlington Heights 75,101 Village in Cook County, Illinois, United States; suburb of Chicago, Illinois
Schaumburg 72,049 Large village located in Cook County in Illinois, USA
Palatine 66,830 Village in Cook County, Illinois, United States
Skokie 62,404 Village in Cook County, Illinois, United States
Des Plaines 58,179 The most populous city in Cook County, Illinois.
Orland Park 57,347 Village in Illinois
Tinley Park 55,221 Village located in Cook County, Illinois, United States
Oak Lawn 54,376 Village in Illinois, United States of America
Berwyn 53,701 A city in Cook County, Illinois.
Mount Prospect 53,299 Village in Elk Grove and Wheeling Townships in Cook County, Illinois, United States
Oak Park 51,852 Village in Cook County, Illinois, United States; suburb of Chicago, Illinois
Hoffman Estates 50,495 A city in Cook County, Illinois.
Glenview 47,446 Village in Cook County, Illinois, United States
Buffalo Grove 41,496 Village in Illinois, United States of America
Bartlett 40,312 Village in United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Evanston distances to largest Illinois cities