Evanston, IL

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Population

75,557

0.113% growth

Median Age

36


Median Household Income

$74,901

5.03% growth

Poverty Rate

13.3%


Number of Employees

36,458

0.851% decline

Median Property Value

$367,300

3% growth

About

In 2017, Evanston, IL had a population of 75.6k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $74,901. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Evanston, IL grew from 75,472 to 75,557, a 0.113% increase and its median household income grew from $71,317 to $74,901, a 5.03% increase.

The population of Evanston, IL is 58.6% White Alone, 16.6% Black or African American Alone, and 11.5% Hispanic or Latino. 22.6% of the people in Evanston, IL speak a non-English language, and 89.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Evanston, IL are Northwestern University (9,127 degrees awarded in 2016), Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (72 degrees), and Midwest College of Oriental Medicine-Evanston (27 degrees).

The median property value in Evanston, IL is $367,300, and the homeownership rate is 56.2%. Most people in Evanston, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Evanston, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Evanston, IL employs 36.5k people. The largest industries in Evanston, IL are Educational Services (8,243 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,181 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,773 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($147,109), Finance & Insurance ($88,906), and Manufacturing ($86,000).

Median household income in Evanston, IL is $74,901. Males in Evanston, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Evanston, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$74,901

2017 value

± $3,413

5.03%

1 Year Growth

± 5.71%

Households in Evanston, IL have a median annual income of $74,901, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $71,317 in 2016, which represents a 5.03% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Evanston, IL made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Evanston, IL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Evanston, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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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 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Evanston, IL was Census Tract 8090 with a value of $123,924, followed by Census Tract 8089 and Census Tract 8088, with respective values of $110,556 and $109,934.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Evanston, IL (9.14k out of 68.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    4,845 ± 665

  2. Black

    2,183 ± 353

  3. Hispanic

    1,580 ± 370

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

36.5k

2017 Value

± 1,217

-0.851%

1 Year decline

± 4.81%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Evanston, IL declined at a rate of -0.851%, from 36.8k employees to 36.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Evanston, IL, are Management Occupations (5,193 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (5,038 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,367 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Evanston, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Evanston, IL, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (5,193 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (5,038 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,367 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Evanston, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.43 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (2.71 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Evanston, IL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($135,234), Management Occupations ($94,602), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($89,938).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

36.5k

2017 Value

± 1,217

-0.851%

1 Year decline

± 4.81%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Evanston, IL declined at a rate of -0.851%, from 36.8k employees to 36.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Evanston, IL, are Educational Services (8,243 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,181 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,773 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Evanston, IL, by number of employees, are Educational Services (8,243 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,181 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,773 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Evanston, IL has an unusually high number of Educational Services (2.44 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.4 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.03 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Evanston, IL, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($147,109), Finance & Insurance ($88,906), and Manufacturing ($86,000).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline with $75B and Pharmaceuticals and $66.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.5% of the population of Evanston, IL has health coverage, with 59.7% on employee plans, 8.63% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 0.345% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Evanston, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Evanston, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.45%

Uninsured

59.7%

Employer Coverage

8.63%

Medicaid

10.4%

Medicare

15.5%

Non-Group

0.345%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Evanston, IL declined by 9.19% from 6% to 5.45%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Evanston, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Evanston, IL is home to a population of 75.6k people, from which 89.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 19.3% of Evanston, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Evanston, IL is composed of 44.3k White Alone residents (58.6%), 12.6k Black or African American Alone residents (16.6%), 8.68k Hispanic or Latino residents (11.5%), 7.25k Asian Alone residents (9.59%), 2.4k Two or More Races residents (3.18%), 371 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.491%), 27 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0357%), and 8 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0106%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Evanston, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (6,246 speakers), Chinese (2,388 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (1,014 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Evanston, IL was 36. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Evanston, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Evanston, IL residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

19.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

18.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 19.3% of Evanston, IL residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Evanston, IL was 18.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Evanston, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Evanston, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

89.4%

2017 Citizenship

89.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.4% of Evanston, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Evanston, IL was 89.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    44.3k ± 1.2k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    12.6k ± 884

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    8.68k ± 1.02k

In 2017, there were 3.52 times more White Alone residents (44.3k people) in Evanston, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.6k Black or African American Alone and 8.68k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Evanston, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    6,246 speakers (8.77%)

  2. Chinese

    2,388 speakers (3.35%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    1,014 speakers (1.42%)

22.6% of Evanston, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Evanston, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 8.77% of the overall population of Evanston, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 3.35% speak Chinese and 1.42% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    633 ± 161

  2. World War II

    319 ± 102

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    239 ± 119

Evanston, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Evanston, IL awarded 9,246 degrees. The student population of Evanston, IL is skewed towards men, with 11,530 male students and 10,772 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Evanston, IL are White (4,290 and 57.5%), followed by Asian (1,202 and 16.1%), Unknown (768 and 10.3%), and Hispanic or Latino (574 and 7.7%).

The largest universities in Evanston, IL by number of degrees awarded are Northwestern University (9,127 and 98.7%), Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (72 and 0.779%), and Midwest College of Oriental Medicine-Evanston (27 and 0.292%).

The most popular majors in Evanston, IL are Management Science (644 and 6.97%), General Finance (436 and 4.72%), and General Economics (433 and 4.68%).

The median tuition costs in Evanston, IL are $50,424 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 415 degrees awarded

  2. 390 degrees awarded

  3. 641 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Evanston, IL was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 415 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in Evanston, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 9,127 degrees awarded

  2. 72 degrees awarded

  3. 27 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$50,424

Median Private

In 2016, the Evanston, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwestern University with 9,127 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,986

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,260

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4,986 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Evanston, IL, which is 1.17 times more than the 4,260 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,290 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    1,202 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    768 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Evanston, IL were to White students. These 4,290 degrees mean that there were 3.57 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1,202 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Evanston, IL was $367,300 in 2017, which is 1.69 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $356,600 to $367,300, a 3% increase. The homeownership rate in Evanston, IL is 56.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Evanston, IL have an average commute time of 28.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Evanston, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$74,901

Median Household Income

± $3,413

28.7k

Number of Households

± 1,026

In 2017, the median household income of the 28.7k households in Evanston, IL grew to $74,901 from the previous year's value of $71,317.

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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Housing

Property Value

$367,300

2017 Median

± $13,359

$356,600

2016 Median

± $12,577

In 2017, the median property value in Evanston, IL grew to to $367,300 from the previous year's value of $356,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Evanston, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Evanston, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Evanston, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Evanston, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

56.2%

2017 Homeownership

55.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56.2% of the housing units in Evanston, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Evanston, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

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 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

28.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Evanston, IL have a longer commute time (28.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.61% of the workforce in Evanston, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    46.6%

  2. Public Transit

    22.1%

  3. Walked

    10.5%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Evanston, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Walked.

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