Evanston, Illinois Population 2022

78,834
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Evanston is a city located in Cook County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 78,834, it is the 14th largest city in Illinois and the 495th largest city in the United States. Evanston is currently growing at a rate of 0.46% annually and its population has increased by 0.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 78,110 in 2020. Spanning over 8 miles, Evanston has a population density of 10,134 people per square mile.

The average household income in Evanston is $132,172 with a poverty rate of 11.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,433 per month, and the median house value is $409,900. The median age in Evanston is 36.1 years, 34.3 years for males, and 37.4 years for females.

Evanston Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Evanstonwas:

  • White: 64.68%
  • Black or African American: 16.50%
  • Asian: 9.24%
  • Two or more races: 6.61%
  • Other race: 2.75%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Evanston, Illinois is 78,834 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 78,110.

Evanston, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

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Evanston Population by Race

Evanston Population Pyramid 2022

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Evanston Median Age

36.2


Total

33.9


Male

38.1


Female

Evanston Adults

There are 59,287 adults, (11,870 of whom are seniors) in Evanston.

Evanston Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

25

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31

Child Dependency Ratio

Evanston Sex Ratio

Female

38,636

52.23%

Male

35,343

47.77%

Evanston Population by Age

Evanston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Evanston Household Types

56.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Evanston Households and Families

3.22

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

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Evanston Households by Type

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Evanston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Evanston Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.63%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 81.29%.

Evanston Educational Attainment by Race

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$54,572

Average Earnings

$62,901

Average Male

$49,310

Average Female

Evanston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Evanston Language by Age

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Evanston Language

75.98% of Evanston residents speak only English, while 24.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.04% of the population.

Evanston Language

Evanston Poverty by Race

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11.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.75%

Male Poverty Rate

11.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Evanston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Evanston is Asian, with 19.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Evanston is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.46%.

Evanston Poverty

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Evanston Poverty Rate by Education

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Evanston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Evanston Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Evanston Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.2%

Male Marriage Rate

40.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Evanston Married by Age and Sex

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Evanston Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Evanston Marital Status by Race

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Evanston Marital Status

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1,752

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Evanston Veterans by War

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Evanston Veterans by Age

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Evanston Veterans by Race

Evanston Veterans by Education

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8.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Evanston Veterans by Education

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62.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Evanston Employment by Age

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Evanston Employment by Race

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Evanston Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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49.44%

Born in Evanston

81.97%

Native Born

18.03%

Foreign Born

10.37%

Non Citizen

7.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.97% of Evanston residents were born in the United States, with 49.44% having been born in Illinois. 10.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Evanston Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Evanston Population by Year