Evanston, Illinois Population 2024

73,231

Evanston is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Evanston has a 2024 population of 73,231. Evanston is currently declining at a rate of -1.55% annually and its population has decreased by -5.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 77,857 in 2020.

The average household income in Evanston is $157,169 with a poverty rate of 11.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Evanston is 37.6 years, 35.8 years for males, and 39.4 years for females.

Evanston Demographics

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

  • White: 61.62%
  • Black or African American: 16.53%
  • Asian: 9.21%
  • Two or more races: 8.68%
  • Other race: 3.66%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
Land Area (mi²)
7.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
9,413.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.94% (-4,626)
The current population of Evanston, Illinois is 73,231 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 77,857.

Evanston, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White47,55661.62%
Black or African American12,75616.53%
Asian7,1099.21%
Two or more races6,6968.68%
Other race2,8243.66%
Native American2230.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander170.02%

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Evanston Population by Race

Evanston Population Pyramid 2024

Evanston Median Age

37.6

Total

35.8

Male

39.4

Female

Evanston Adults

There are 62,915 adults, (13,333 of whom are seniors) in Evanston.

Evanston Age Dependency

55.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Evanston Sex Ratio

Female39,76851.53%
Male37,41348.47%

Evanston Population by Age

Evanston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All30,9002.2755.944.1
Non Family14,5791.340.959.1
Married12,5863.1478.721.3
Female2,8053.2437.862.2
Male9302.7738.361.7

3.09

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

55.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Evanston Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7761.53%
9th to 12th Grade1,3682.7%
High School Graduate5,32010.49%
Some College6,10712.04%
Associates Degree2,0003.94%
Bachelors Degree15,16329.89%
Graduate Degree19,99939.42%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Evanston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Evanston Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White31,99831,61426,238
Black8,3947,5412,444
Hispanic4,4763,7522,024
Asian4,3754,2163,553
2+ Races3,0722,9261,649
Other Race1,6091,222667
Native American12211738
Islander770

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 82%.

Evanston Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$62,651$72,904$55,713
Less Than 9th Grade$28,067$38,750$21,573
High School Graduate$37,642$39,433$25,709
Some College$45,128$44,535$45,618
Bachelors Degree$67,628$75,938$55,435
Graduate Degree$88,487$101,423$76,286

$62,651

Average Earnings

$72,904

Average Male

$55,713

Average Female

Evanston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Evanston Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Evanston Language

77.73% of Evanston residents speak only English, while 22.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.54% of the population.

Evanston Language

Evanston Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White41,2724,0059.7%
Black11,8551,99216.8%
Asian6,04583113.75%
Multiple6,42564910.1%
Hispanic7,8976458.17%
Other2,67239414.75%

11.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.91%

Male Poverty Rate

12.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Evanston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Evanston is Black, with 16.8% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Evanston is Hispanic, with 8.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.6%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.55%.

Evanston Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School18.13%
Less Than 9th Grade16.84%
Some College13.69%
Bachelors or Greater4.86%

Evanston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed40.02%
Female Unemployed9.53%
Female Employed7.34%
Male Employed4.33%

Evanston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Evanston Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$93,188$157,169
Families$146,789$216,623
Married Families$175,177$-999,999,999
Non Families$56,728$87,684

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Evanston Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.1%

Male Marriage Rate

39.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Evanston Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Evanston Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Evanston Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Evanston Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,873

Number of Veterans

1,554

Male Veterans

319

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam599
Second Gulf War533
First Gulf War300
World War II130
Korea99

Evanston Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+569
35 to 54558
65 to 74407
55 to 64197
18 to 34142

Evanston Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,2833.2%
Black3373.42%
Asian1251.98%
Hispanic1151.78%
2+ Races791.78%
Other Race391.95%
Native American107.14%

Evanston Veterans by Race

Evanston Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.2%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Evanston Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.5%

Labor Force Participation

60.6%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Evanston Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Evanston Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Evanston Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

50.14%

Born in Evanston

83.73%

Native Born

16.27%

Foreign Born

9.37%

Non Citizen

6.9%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.73% of Evanston residents were born in the United States, with 50.14% having been born in Illinois. 9.37% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202967,448-1,157-1.69%
202868,605-1,156-1.66%
202769,761-1,157-1.63%
202670,918-1,156-1.6%
202572,074-1,157-1.58%
202473,231-1,156-1.55%
202374,387-1,157-1.53%
202275,544-1,142-1.49%
202176,686-1,171-1.5%
202077,8574,4486.06%
201973,409-571-0.77%
201873,980-623-0.84%
201774,603-629-0.84%
201675,232-380-0.5%
201575,612-375-0.49%
201475,98770.01%
201375,9802590.34%
201275,7215810.77%
201175,1405550.74%
201074,5853460.47%
200074,2391,0061.37%
199073,233-473-0.64%
198073,706-6,407-8%
197080,1138301.05%
196079,2835,6427.66%
195073,6418,25212.62%
194065,3892,0513.24%
193063,33826,10470.11%
192037,23412,25649.07%
191024,9785,71929.7%
190019,25910,259113.99%
18909,0004,600104.55%
18804,40000%
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Evanston Population by Year