Evanston, IL Population

By | January 12, 2021

Population: 74,239. Estimated population in 2021: 75,236 (+1.3% change)
Males: 34,967 (47.1%), Females: 39,272 (52.9%)

Cook County

Zip codes: 60201, 60202, 60203.

Median resident age: 32.5 years
Median household income: $56,335
Median house value: $290,800

Races in Evanston:

  • White Non-Hispanic (62.6%)
  • Black (22.5%)
  • Hispanic (6.1%)
  • Two or more races (3.0%)
  • Other race (2.9%)
  • Chinese (1.9%)
  • Asian Indian (1.5%)
  • Korean (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Japanese (0.6%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (16.2%), Irish (12.5%), English (9.0%), Polish (5.6%), West Indian (4.6%), Italian (4.2%).

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 7.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Evanston

  • High school or higher: 91.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 62.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 33.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Evanston city

  • Never married: 39.2%
  • Now married: 45.7%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

15.4% Foreign born (6.3% Latin America, 4.4% Asia, 3.7% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,081 (+1.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Evanston:

  • EVANSTON NORTHWESTERN HEALTHCAR (2650 RIDGE AVE)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL OF EVANSTON (355 RIDGE AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Evanston:

  • RUSH NORTH SHORE MEDICAL CENTER (about 3 miles; SKOKIE, IL)
  • SWEDISH COVENANT HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; CHICAGO, IL)
  • HCA CHICAGO LAKESHORE HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; CHICAGO, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Evanston:

  • CHICAGO O’HARE INTL (about 16 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: ORD)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 19 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: MDW)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 37 miles; GARY, IN; Abbreviation: GYY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Evanston:

  • PALWAUKEE MUNI (about 15 miles; CHICAGO/PROSPECT HEIGHTS/W, IL; Abbreviation: PWK)
  • MERRILL C MEIGS (about 15 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: CGX)
  • SCHAUMBURG MUNICIPAL HELISTOP (about 25 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; Abbreviation: 4H1)
Amtrak stations near Evanston:

  • 8 miles: GLENVIEW (1116 DEPOT ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: CHICAGO (225 S. CANAL ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: SUMMIT (ARCHER & CENTER AVE.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
Colleges/Universities in Evanston:

  • NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 14,958; Location: 633 CLARK ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.northwestern.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • KENDALL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 526; Location: 2408 ORRINGTON AVE; Private, not-for-profit)
  • GARRETT EVANGELICAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (Full-time enrollment: 228; Location: 2121 SHERIDAN RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.garrett.northwestern.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • SEABURY-WESTERN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (Full-time enrollment: 102; Location: 2122 SHERIDAN RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.seabury.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • SAINT FRANCIS HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF RADIOLOGIC TECHN (Location: 319 RIDGE AVE; Private, not-for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Evanston:

  • NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,324)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-HARRY S TRUMAN COLLEGE (about 6 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,332)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 7 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,201)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE (about 10 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,618)
  • LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO (about 11 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 9,784)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-MALCOLM X COLLEGE (about 12 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,407)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-HAROLD WASHINGTON COLLEGE (about 13 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,515)
Public high school in Evanston:

  • EVANSTON TWP HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 3,118; Location: 1600 DODGE AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Evanston:

  • ROYCEMORE SCHOOL (Students: 237; Location: 640 LINCOLN STREET; Grades: PK – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Evanston:

  • HAVEN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 683; Location: 2417 PRAIRIE AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • M L KING JR LAB EXPERIMENTAL SCH (Students: 642; Location: 2424 LAKE ST; Grades: KG – 08)
  • CHUTE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 607; Location: 1400 OAKTON ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NICHOLS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 588; Location: 800 GREENLEAF ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WASHINGTON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 569; Location: 914 ASHLAND AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • DAWES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 405; Location: 440 DODGE AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • OAKTON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 396; Location: 436 RIDGE AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • KINGSLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 391; Location: 2300 GREENBAY RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • LINCOLN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 360; Location: 910 FOREST AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • DEWEY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 343; Location: 1551 WESLEY AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Evanston:

  • CHIARAVALLE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 365; Location: 425 DEMPSTER STREET; Grades: PK – KG)
  • ST ATHANASIUS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 351; Location: 2510 ASHLAND AVENUE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • POPE JOHN XXIII (Students: 332; Location: 1120 WASHINGTON; Grades: PK – 8)
  • BAKER DEMONSTRATION SCHOOL (Students: 327; Location: 2840 SHERIDAN RD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST JOAN OF ARC ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 228; Location: 9245 N LAWNDALE AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • MIDWEST MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 69; Location: 2408 ORRINGTON AVENUE; Grades: PK – 4)
  • GREAT OAKS SCHOOL (Students: 66; Location: 933 B CHICAGO AVE; Grades: PK – 5)
  • BARBEREUX (Students: 48; Location: 3333 CULVER ST; Grades: PK – KG)
  • BARBER CHRISTIAN CHILD CARE CR (Students: 21; Location: 2216 FOSTER ST; Grades: PK – KG)
  • SHORE SCHOOL & ADULT CENTER (Students: 15; Location: 2525 CHURCH ST; Grades: UG – UG)

Libraries

Library in Evanston:

  • EVANSTON P.L. (Operating income: $4,034,796; Location: 1703 ORRINGTON AVE.; 448,800 books; 20,004 audio materials; 7,424 video materials; 921 serial subscriptions)

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