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Evanston, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Evanston had a population of 76,891 as of July 1, 2019. Evanston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Evanston is located at latitude 42.0411 and longitude -87.6901 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Evanston encompass a land area of 7.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 614 feet.

The City of Evanston (GNIS ID: 2394709) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Evanston is located within Township of Evanston (historical), a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Evanston: Grosse Pointe, Ridgeville.

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Evanston, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Evanston, IL Housing Affordability Index is 75
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Evanston, IL Wealth Index is 147
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 76,891 (100%)
Population in Households 69,821 (90.8%)
Population in Families 48,445 (63.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 7,070 ( 9.2%)
Population Density 9,884
Diversity Index2 64
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $82,521
Average Household Income $126,111
Per Capita Income $52,233
Wealth Index4 147

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 34,109 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,205 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,105 (44.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,799 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $445,431
Housing Affordability Index3 75
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 31,310
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 15,888
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.34% 0.14%
Households 0.45% 0.19%
Families 0.18% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

Evanston, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Evanston to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 13 99th
Population Density # 8 99th
Diversity Index # 89 93rd
Median Household Income # 180 87th
Per Capita Income # 58 96th

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