Evanston, IL

74,899 Population
7.8 square miles 9,628.1 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.6%
was 0.6%
Ranked 13th Highest in IL
Population Density
9,628.1
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
42.6%
was 48.1%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
18.7%
was 21.8%
Ranked 11th Highest in IL
Percent Under 18
19.5%
was 21.1%
Ranked 18th Highest in IL
Percent 65 and Over
14.4%
was 14.5%
Ranked 8th Highest in IL

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.4
was 4.9
Ranked 7th Lowest in IL
Percent Living in Poverty
14.1%
was 12.4%
Ranked 10th Lowest in IL
Median Household Income
$71,317
was $68,321
Ranked 6th Highest in IL
Gini Income Distribution
 
54.9
51.2
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
4
was 1.3
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
172.5
was 249.6
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,390.4
was 2,512.3
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
32,346
was 30,814
Ranked 13th Highest in IL
Median Rent
$1,243
was $1,184
Ranked 5th Highest in IL
Total Building Permits
84
was 87
 
Occupied Housing Units
29,073
was 28,326
 
Homeownership Rate
56.2%
was 58.4%
Ranked 13th Highest in IL
Single Family Building Permits
7
was 7
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
4,157.9
was 3,961.1
Ranked 3rd Highest in IL
Rental Vacancy Rate
20.4%
was 17.4%
Ranked 8th Highest in IL
Multifamily Building Permits
77
was 80
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.4
Ranked 15th Highest in IL
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
2.7
was 2.9
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.1
was 1.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.4%
was 100%
Ranked 9th Highest in IL
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
91.9%
Ranked 10th Highest in IL
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.6%
was 99.3%
Ranked 5th Highest in IL

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
93.4%
was 92.7%
Ranked 7th Highest in IL
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
65.1%
was 65.8%
Ranked 2nd Highest in IL

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