Evanston, Illinois Population 2020

72,836

Evanston is a city located in Illinois. With a 2020 population of 72,836, it is the 15th largest city in Illinois and the 500th largest city in the United States. Evanston is currently declining at a rate of -0.86% annually and its population has decreased by -2.22% 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 9,363 people per square mile.

The average household income in Evanston is $125,427 with a poverty rate of 13.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,366 per month, and the median house value is $380,600. The median age in Evanston is 36.2 years, 35.1 years for males, and 37.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.7 males.

Evanston Demographics

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

  • White: 67.15%
  • Black or African American: 16.61%
  • Asian: 9.26%
  • Two or more races: 3.79%
  • Other race: 3.08%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Evanston, Illinois is 72,836, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 74,106.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 74,486.

Evanston, Illinois Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White50,47167.15%
Black or African American12,48016.61%
Asian6,9579.26%
Two or More Races2,8483.79%
Some Other Race2,3163.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native510.07%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander340.05%

Evanston Population Pyramid 2020

Evanston Median Age

36.2


Total

35.1


Male

37.1


Female

Evanston Adults

There are 60,123 adults, (11,049 of whom are seniors) in Evanston.

Evanston Age Dependency

53.2

Age Dependency Ratio

22.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Evanston Sex Ratio

Female

40,041

53.28%

Male

35,116

46.72%

Evanston Households and Families

Evanston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Evanston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.2%21.8%
All56.3%43.7%
Male47.2%52.8%
Female45.7%54.3%
Non Family39.6%60.4%

56.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,5242.3956.3
Non Family13,2561.3939.6
Married11,7353.2678.2
Female2,6733.3145.7
Male8603.2647.2

3.22

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Evanston Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6843.51%
9th to 12th Grade1,4983.12%
High School Graduate5,96112.41%
Some College5,57511.60%
Associates Degree1,7523.65%
Bachelors Degree13,74428.61%
Graduate Degree17,82937.11%

Evanston Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White30,68130,23524,564
Black8,5457,2662,441
Hispanic4,3343,1421,298
Asian3,6613,4462,778
Other Race1,446937223
Multiple Races902852511
Native American2525

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 80.06%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$52,437$59,980$48,227
Less Than High School$19,592$19,677$19,557
High School Grad$32,849$34,773$30,761
Some College$34,789$37,288$30,934
Bachelors Degree$54,448$63,404$48,544
Graduate Degree$81,612$104,677$68,807

$52,437

Average Earnings

$59,980

Average Male

$48,227

Average Female

Evanston Language

Evanston Language by Age

Evanston Language

76.06% of Evanston residents speak only English, while 23.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.88% of the population.

Evanston Poverty

Evanston Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,8623,7739.23%
Black11,7291,93916.53%
Hispanic8,1761,60019.57%
Asian5,6481,45525.76%
Other2,21041218.64%
Multiple2,51027010.76%
Native5123.92%

13.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.55%

Male Poverty Rate

13.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Evanston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Evanston is Asian, with 25.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Evanston is Native, with 3.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.61%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.14%
High School16.45%
Some College11.94%
Bachelors or Greater4.25%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed36.61%
Female Unemployed34.05%
Female Employed6.56%
Male Employed5.56%

Evanston Income

Evanston Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$77,848$125,427
Families$117,805$173,422
Married Families$147,911-
Non Families$46,309$68,603

Evanston Marital Status

Evanston Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.3%

Male Marriage Rate

38.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Evanston Married by Age and Sex

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

Evanston Veterans

1,812

Number of Veterans

1,657

Male Veterans

155

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam718
World War II242
First Gulf War240
Second Gulf War183
Korea137
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3263.27%
Black3783.73%
2 or More473.31%
Hispanic360.59%
Asian330.54%
Other281.59%

$Evanston Veterans by Education

4.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Evanston Employment Status

61.8%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Evanston Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

47.25%

Born in Illinois

81.77%

Native Born

18.23%

Foreign Born

9.86%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

81.77% of Evanston residents were born in the United States, with 47.25% having been born in Illinois. 9.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202072,836-635-0.86%
201973,471-635-0.86%
201874,106-561-0.75%
201774,667-635-0.84%
201675,302-369-0.49%
201575,671-363-0.48%
201476,034210.03%
201376,0132720.36%
201275,7415960.79%
201175,1455560.75%
201074,5893500.05%
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%