Evanston, Illinois Population 2021

72,439
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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.

Evanston Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Evanston was:

  • White: 66.61%
  • Black or African American: 16.47%
  • Asian: 9.43%
  • Two or more races: 4.04%
  • Other race: 3.32%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Evanston, Illinois is 72,439 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 73,990.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 74,486.

Evanston, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White49,67966.61%
Black or African American12,28516.47%
Asian7,0349.43%
Two or More Races3,0124.04%
Some Other Race2,4743.32%
American Indian and Alaska Native1030.14%
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Evanston Population by Race

Evanston Population Pyramid $2021

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Evanston Median Age

36.1


Total

34.3


Male

37.4


Female

Evanston Adults

There are 59,485 adults, (11,599 of whom are seniors) in Evanston.

Evanston Age Dependency

55.8

Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Evanston Sex Ratio

Female

39,717

53.25%

Male

34,870

46.75%

Evanston Population by Age

Evanston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Evanston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.9%22.1%
All55.7%44.3%
Male51.3%48.7%
Female45.9%54.1%
Non Family38.5%61.5%

55.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Evanston Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,3522.3855.7
Non Family13,1611.3738.5
Married11,6113.2477.9
Female2,7063.445.9
Male8743.2351.3

3.22

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Evanston Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4693.07%
9th to 12th Grade1,5513.24%
High School Graduate5,82812.17%
Some College5,26310.99%
Associates Degree1,6673.48%
Bachelors Degree13,99329.22%
Graduate Degree18,11637.83%
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Evanston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Evanston Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White30,29929,83324,556
Black8,3847,1722,525
Hispanic4,3803,3851,520
Asian3,9953,7162,992
Other Race1,506982280
2+ Races953881568
Native American515128

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 81.05%.

Evanston Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$53,080$61,699$48,504
Less Than 9th Grade$20,199$19,718$20,636
High School Graduate$33,149$35,364$31,618
Some College$35,494$37,212$31,910
Bachelors Degree$54,486$63,300$46,060
Graduate Degree$81,829$103,893$69,561

$53,080

Average Earnings

$61,699

Average Male

$48,504

Average Female

Evanston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Evanston Language by Age

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Evanston Language

75.02% of Evanston residents speak only English, while 24.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.97% of the population.

Evanston Language

Evanston Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,3623,8999.66%
Black11,4522,04017.81%
Hispanic8,0471,48918.50%
Asian5,7011,16420.42%
Other2,35055223.49%
Multiple2,74340314.69%
Native10310.97%

13.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.95%

Male Poverty Rate

13.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Evanston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Evanston is Other, with 23.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Evanston is Native, with 0.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.34%.

Evanston Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.32%
High School19.13%
Some College12.24%
Bachelors or Greater4.19%

Evanston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed39.16%
Female Unemployed27.64%
Female Employed8.08%
Male Employed4.88%

Evanston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Evanston Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$78,904$132,172
Families$121,998$184,611
Married Families$154,772-
Non Families$47,531$70,176
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Income by Household Type

Evanston Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.6%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Evanston Marital Status by Race

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Evanston Marital Status

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1,768

Number of Veterans

1,635

Male Veterans

133

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam705
World War II222
First Gulf War195
Second Gulf War159
Korea145

Evanston Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+660
65 to 74513
55 to 64293
35 to 54212
18 to 3490

Evanston Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3113.30%
Black3563.60%
Asian540.86%
2+ Races301.97%
Hispanic290.48%
Other Race170.86%

Evanston Veterans by Race

Evanston Veterans by Education

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8.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Evanston Veterans by Education

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61.1%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

4.2%

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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47.35%

Born in Evanston

81.01%

Native Born

18.99%

Foreign Born

10.42%

Non Citizen

8.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.01% of Evanston residents were born in the United States, with 47.35% having been born in Illinois. 10.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Evanston Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202172,439-517-0.71%
202072,956-517-0.70%
201973,473-517-0.70%
201873,990-627-0.84%
201774,617-626-0.83%
201675,243-376-0.50%
201575,619-375-0.49%
201475,994100.01%
201375,9842610.34%
201275,7235810.77%
201175,1425570.75%
201074,5853460.05%
200074,2391,0060.14%
199073,233-473-0.06%
198073,706-6,407-0.83%
197080,1138300.10%
196079,2835,6420.74%
195073,6418,2521.20%
194065,3892,0510.32%
193063,33826,1045.46%
192037,23412,2564.07%
191024,9785,7192.63%
190019,25910,2597.90%
18909,0004,6007.42%
18804,4000.00%

Evanston Population by Year