Evanston is a city in the Chicagoland area. Located in Cook County, Illinois, United States, it situated on the North Shore along Lake Michigan. Evanston is 12 miles north of Downtown Chicago, bordered by Chicago to the south, Skokie to the west, Wilmette to the north, and Lake Michigan to the east.
Northwestern University, a major landmark of Evanston, was actually founded before the City itself. In 1851, the plans for Northwestern began and in 1855, Northwestern University opened its doors for the first time to 10 students. The founders of Northwestern, one being John Evans, submitted to the county judge their plans for a city and their wishes to rename the town Evanston in 1854. In 1857, the town of Evanston was named.
During the Civil War, the town of Evanston fought on the side of the abolitionists. After the war, Evanston saw a huge economic and population boom. Between 1860 and 1870, the population quadrupled.
Also during this time, an amendment was passed that prohibited the sale of alcohol within four miles of the Northwestern campus. Evanston became a town that supported the prohibition movement and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union was founded in Evanston in 1874.
Evanston is a city located in Cook County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 72,439, it is the 15th largest city in Illinois and the 504th largest city in the United States . Evanston is currently declining at a rate of -0.71% annually and its population has decreased by -2.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 74,486 in 2010. Evanston reached it’s highest population of 80,113 in 1970. Spanning over 8 miles, Evanston has a population density of 9,312 people per square mile.
The average household income in Evanston is $132,172 with a poverty rate of 13.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,376 per month, and the median house value is $391,400. The median age in Evanston is 36.1 years, 34.3 years for males, and 37.4 years for females.
The median household income in Evanston, IL in 2019 was $81,543, which was 15.2% greater than the median annual income of $69,187 across the entire state of Illinois. Compared to the median income of $56,335 in 2000 this represents an increase of 30.9%. The per capita income in 2019 was $55,227, which means an increase of 39.1% compared to 2000 when it was $33,645.
In Evanston, the summers are warm, humid, and wet; the winters are freezing, snowy, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 21°F to 82°F and is rarely below 4°F or above 90°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Evanston for warm-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.
Evanston has an unemployment rate of 5.8%. The US average is 6.0%.
Evanston has seen the job market decrease by -0.2% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 26.6%, which is lower than the US average of 33.5%.
Tax Rates for Evanston
– The Sales Tax Rate for Evanston is 10.0%. The US average is 7.3%.
– The Income Tax Rate for Evanston is 5.0%. The US average is 4.6%.
– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.
Income and Salaries for Evanston
– The average income of a Evanston resident is $41,340 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
– The Median household income of a Evanston resident is $69,347 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.
Notable People or Businesses
1. NorthShore University HealthSystem
4. Rotary International
5. Evanston Township High School
6. City of Evanston
7. Evanston Athletic Club
8. DARD Products
9. Evanston Public Library