Evanston, IL

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2022 Population
77,181
1.62% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.6
2.73% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.6%
2.44% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$93,188
6.69% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$454,600
10.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
38,988
0.288% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Evanston, IL had a population of 77.2k people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $93,188. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Evanston, IL declined from 78,454 to 77,181, a −1.62% decrease and its median household income grew from $87,345 to $93,188, a 6.69% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Evanston, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9.16%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.53%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.15%).

None of the households in Evanston, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

90.6% of the residents in Evanston, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Evanston, IL are Northwestern University (9,725 degrees awarded in 2022), Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (50 degrees), and Zen Shiatsu Chicago (12 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Evanston, IL was $454,600, and the homeownership rate was 55.9%.

Most people in Evanston, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29 minutes. The average car ownership in Evanston, IL was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

Evanston, IL is home to a population of 77.2k people, from which 90.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 16.2% of Evanston, IL residents were born outside of the country (12.5k people).

In 2022, there were 3.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45k people) in Evanston, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.07k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.6%
2022 Citizenship
89.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 90.6% of Evanston, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Evanston, IL was 89.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Evanston, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    45k ± 1.6k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12.4k ± 1.4k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    7.07k ± 768
11.3%
Hispanic Population
8.71k people

In 2022, there were 3.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45k people) in Evanston, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.07k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.3% of the people in Evanston, IL are hispanic (8.71k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    622,347 ± 18,890 people
  2. India
    165,336 ± 9,918 people
  3. Poland
    123,006 ± 8,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 622,347 Illinois residents, followed by India with 165,336 and Poland with 123,006.

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Foreign-Born Population

16.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
12.5k people
17.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
13.5k people

As of 2022, 16.2% of Evanston, IL residents (12.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Evanston, IL was 17.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    599 ± 174
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    533 ± 246
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    187 ± 95

Evanston, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Evanston, IL employs 39k people. The largest industries in Evanston, IL are Educational Services (8,242 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,034 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (6,028 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($115,331), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($101,846), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($98,438).

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,581. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

39k
2022 Value
± 1,629
0.288%
1 Year growth
± 5.95%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Evanston, IL grew at a rate of 0.288%, from 38.9k employees to 39k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Evanston, IL, are Management Occupations (5,669 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (5,214 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (3,322 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Evanston, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

39k
2022 Value
± 1,629
0.288%
1 Year growth
± 5.95%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Evanston, IL grew at a rate of 0.288%, from 38.9k employees to 39k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Evanston, IL, are Educational Services (8,242 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,034 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (6,028 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Evanston, IL, though some of these residents may live in Evanston, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$65,594
Median earning men ± $6,461
$49,219
Median earning women ± $2,284

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($117,045), Information ($105,833), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($91,556).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($90,027), Manufacturing ($86,250), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($83,781).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.47%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 2.47% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Illinois went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Evanston, IL awarded 9,794 degrees. The student population of Evanston, IL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 10,892 male students and 12,744 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Evanston, IL are White (4,271 and 54.3%), followed by Asian (1,411 and 17.9%), Hispanic or Latino (716 and 9.1%), and Unknown (648 and 8.24%).

The largest universities in Evanston, IL by number of degrees awarded are Northwestern University (9,725 and 99.3%), Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (50 and 0.511%), and Zen Shiatsu Chicago (12 and 0.123%).

The most popular majors in Evanston, IL are Management Science (1,634 and 16.7%), Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (416 and 4.25%), and General Finance (351 and 3.58%).

The median tuition cost in Evanston, IL for private four year colleges is $62,391.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Evanston, IL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 7.21%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 55.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 23,636 (46.1% men and 53.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 23,636 students enrolled in Evanston, IL, 46.1% men and 53.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 8,773 records, of which 53.6% were women and 46.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 347 degrees awarded
  2. 320 degrees awarded
  3. 1,624 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Evanston, IL was General Business Administration & Management with 347 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 9,725 degrees awarded
  2. 50 degrees awarded
  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwestern University with 9,725 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 4,723 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Evanston, IL, which is 0.931 times less than the 5,071 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,271 degrees mean that there were 3.03 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1,411 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($62,391) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,077) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,566) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.62M), Some college (2.15M), and Bachelors Degree (2.1M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Evanston, IL was $454,600 in 2022, which is 1.61 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $410,600 to $454,600, a 10.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Evanston, IL is 55.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Evanston, IL have an average commute time of 29 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Evanston, IL is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Evanston, IL is $93,188. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Evanston, IL was Census Tract 8090 with a value of $193,500, followed by Census Tract 8089 and Census Tract 8088, with respective values of $183,893 and $159,500.

Property

$454,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$18,602
$17,280
Median Property Taxes
±$847

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Rent vs Own

55.9%
Homeownership
2022
63.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 55.9% of the housing units in Evanston, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 56.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8090
  2. Census Tract 8089
  3. Census Tract 8088

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Evanston, IL was Census Tract 8090 with a value of $193,500, followed by Census Tract 8089 and Census Tract 8088, with respective values of $183,893 and $159,500.

The following map shows all of the places in Evanston, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$93,188
Median Household Income
± $5,612
30.9k
Number of Households
± 1,385

In 2022, the median household income of the 30.9k households in Evanston, IL grew to $93,188 from the previous year's value of $87,345.

The following chart displays the households in Evanston, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Evanston, IL is from Illinois.
0.477
2022 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2022, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.371% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (42.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (22.8%)
  3. Public Transit (15.3%)

In 2022, 42.6% of workers in Evanston, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (22.8%) and those who used public transit to get to work (15.3%).

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Commute Time

29 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Evanston, IL have a longer commute time (29 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.28% of the workforce in Evanston, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Evanston, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Evanston, IL have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Evanston, IL (8.17k out of 70.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Evanston, IL is White, followed by Black and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.7% of the population of Evanston, IL has health coverage, with 60.5% on employee plans, 9.96% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 0.31% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cook County, IL see 1046 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.853% decrease from the previous year (1055 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1046 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 314 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,046 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cook County, IL

Primary care physicians in Cook County, IL see an average of 1,046 patients per year. This represents a 0.853% decrease from the previous year (1,055 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cook County, IL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.3% under 18 years, 26.5% between 18 and 34 years, 35.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.3%
Uninsured
60.5%
Employer Coverage
9.96%
Medicaid
12.8%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
0.31%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Evanston, IL declined by 7.72% from 4.66% to 4.3%.

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