Living in Evanston, IL

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Evanston SnackAbility

9
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9
Affordability
5
Diversity
9.5
Safety
6
Amenities
10
Education
9
Commute
4

Evanston, IL Crime Report

1,842
Total Crimes
2,463.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
-4.09%
Below National Average

Evanston, IL Cost Of Living

128
Evanston's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average

Evanston, Illinois Info Snack

Evanston (/vnstn/) is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States, 12 miles (19 km) north of downtown Chicago, bordered by Chicago to the south, Skokie to the west, and Wilmette to the north. It had a population of 74,486 as of 2010[update]. It is one of the North Shore communities that adjoin Lake Michigan and is the home of Northwestern University. The boundaries of the city of Evanston are coterminous with those of the former Evanston Township, which was dissolved in 2014 by voters with its functions being absorbed by the city of Evanston.
Population
75,157
Unemployment
4.1%
Poverty
13.3%
Median Home
$380,600
Median Income
$77,848
Median Rent
$1,366

Evanston, IL Photos

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Rankings for Evanston in Illinois

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Map Of Evanston, IL

Population over time in Evanston

Year Population % Change
2017 75,157 -0.5%
2016 75,557 0.1%
2015 75,472 -0.2%
2014 75,603 0.4%
2013 75,282 0.5%
2012 74,937 0.4%
2011 74,619 0.6%
2010 74,149 0.4%
2009 73,880 -
Crime/100k Evanston IL USA
Violent Crime 187.2 404.1 368.9
Murder 4.0 6.9 5.0
Robbery 62.9 111.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 112.3 239.7 246.8
Property Crime 2276.0 1932.8 2199.5
Burglary 386.5 306.7 376.0
Larceny 1816.0 1472.3 1594.6
Car Theft 73.5 153.8 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Evanston

White
59.4% (44,609)
African American
16.2% (12,155)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
9.2% (6,900)
Hawaiian
0.0% (34)
Other
0.5% (372)
Two Or More
3.0% (2,250)
Hispanic
11.8% (8,837)
Race Evanston IL USA
White 59.4% 61.6% 61.1%
African American 16.2% 14.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 9.2% 5.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.5% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.0% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 11.8% 17.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Evanston, Illinois

Less than $10,000
7.6% (572,293)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.9% (296,422)
$15,000 to $24,999
6.7% (504,840)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.0% (597,588)
$35,000 to $49,999
8.8% (659,244)
$50,000 to $74,999
13.7% (1,028,389)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.8% (810,485)
$100,000 to $149,999
14.8% (1,113,495)
$150,000 to $199,999
8.0% (601,804)
$200,000 or more
17.7% (1,331,135)
Income Evanston IL USA
Less than $10,000 7.6% 6.5% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.9% 4.0% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 6.7% 8.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.0% 8.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 8.8% 12.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 13.7% 17.2% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.8% 12.7% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 14.8% 15.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 8.0% 6.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 17.7% 7.6% 7.0%

Gender in Evanston

Female
53.3% (40,041)
Male
46.7% (35,116)
Gender Evanston IL USA
Female 53.3% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 46.7% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Evanston for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (1,503)
9-12th Grade
3.0% (2,254)
High School / GED
12.0% (9,018)
Some College
12.0% (9,018)
Associate's Degree
4.0% (3,006)
Bachelor's Degree
29.0% (21,795)
Master's Degree
24.0% (18,037)
Professional Degree
7.0% (5,260)
Doctorate Degree
7.0% (5,260)
Education Evanston IL USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 3.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 12.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 12.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 4.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 29.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 24.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 7.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 7.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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