Evanston

Evanston is home to a diverse population with a top-rated high school. It is also a destination for fine dining, shopping and other entertainment venues.

Welcome to Evanston

 
Favorite Restaurants:
 
  • Campagnola - it has an amazing quaint atmosphere for a quality Italian dinner with impeccable service. A true dining experience where you can sit down for appetizers and stay through dessert without feeling rushed.
  • Union Pizzeria - it has a fun social scene in the bar area and before live music concerts at Space - music venue in the back of the restaurant. Great small bite options and the best mac and cheese on Thursdays!
  • 10 Mile House - is consistent and cozy. They have one of my favorite salads and I love to sit at the hightops at the bar.
  • Mustard’s Last Stand - this is a favorite in my family. My boys love the Polish Dogs and I always get an order of their fries!
 
Shopping:
 
  • Stella Boutique on Central Street - it always has affordable, fun and comfortable options and great jewelry and gifts. Rachel, the owner, is awesome!
  • Notice - it is another go-to place on Central Street. I like to go in here if I want something a little more tailored, but still comfy and casual. They always have a great sale rack.
 
Home to Northwestern University, the city of 75,000 residents, hugs Lake Michigan and is the first suburb north of Chicago. The urban suburban lifestyle is alive here. Summertime in Evanston is electric with beach and water activities and a set of diverse city festivals. There are 6 different public swimming beaches and tons of green park space adjacent to beaches.
 
Evanston is home to a diverse population with a top-rated high school. It is also a destination for fine dining, shopping and other entertainment venues. And, as home of Chicago’s Big Ten School, there are always plenty of sporting or cultural events to attend.

Overview for Evanston, IL

78,454 people live in Evanston, where the median age is 36.6 and the average individual income is $57,626. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

78,454

Total Population

36.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$57,626

Average individual Income

Around Evanston, IL

There's plenty to do around Evanston, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

79
Very Walkable
Walking Score
92
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
54
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Al Sham Sweets, CVS Pharmacy, and Zombie Unicorn Comics.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.97 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.62 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.03 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.38 miles 24 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.19 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.72 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Evanston, IL

Evanston has 30,256 households, with an average household size of 2.35. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Evanston do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 78,454 people call Evanston home. The population density is 10,084.73 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

78,454

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.6

Median Age

48.67 / 51.33%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
30,256

Total Households

2.35

Average Household Size

$57,626

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Evanston, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby Evanston. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Nichols Middle School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
4/5
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Orrington Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Chiaravalle Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Lincoln Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Haven Middle School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
4/5
Lincolnwood Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Dr ML King Junior Literary & Fine Arts School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Evanston Township High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
The Barbereux School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Dawes Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Kingsley Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Pope John Xxiii School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Kingsway Preparatory School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Rice Childrens Center
PUBLIC
1st - 8th
No rating available
St Athanasius School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Chute Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Dewey Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Oakton Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Washington Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Willard Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Midwest Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
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