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Evanston township, IL map Land area: 7.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 74,239 (all urban)
Males: 34,967  (47.1%)
Females: 39,272  (52.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 67,275 (38,996 owner occupied, 28,279 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

42%
State:

33%


Races in Evanston township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 62.6%
  • Black: 22.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 6.1%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.1%
  • Two or more races: 2.5%
  • Some other race: 0.4%

Median age of males: 32.5
Median age of females: 34.1

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Average household size: 2.27

Evanston township:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.03

Estimated median household income in 2009: $64,452 ($56,335 in 1999)
This township:

$64,452
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $1,109 (lower quartile is $914, upper quartile is $1,424)
Here:

$1,109
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $389,094 (it was $229,500 in 2000)
Evanston township:

$389,094
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $289,113 - $745,110

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $602,980
Here:

$602,980
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $344,718
Here:

$344,718
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $422,373
Here:

$422,373
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $415,524
Here:

$415,524
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $282,152
Here:

$282,152
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $237,142
Here:

$237,142
State:

$35,670
Population density: 9584 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

11.1%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

5.9%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Evanston.


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Number of foreign born residents: 11,448 (38% naturalized citizens)

Evanston township:  15.4%
State:  12.3%

46% of Evanston township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 18% lived in Illinois.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 35821
  • Northeast: 6074
  • Midwest: 10029
  • South: 7118
  • West: 2862

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $185,600

Evanston township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Evanston township, Illinois:

  • 5,396 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 730 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 559 people in nursing homes
  • 104 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 103 people in other group homes
  • 41 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 21 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in religious group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,799
  • One, attached: 1,519
  • Two: 2,880
  • 3 or 4: 1,700
  • 5 to 9: 2,606
  • 10 to 19: 3,149
  • 20 to 49: 5,558
  • 50 or more: 3,578
  • Mobile homes: 28

Median worth of mobile homes: $273,500


Housing units in Evanston township with a mortgage: 7,096 (589 second mortgage, 1,300 home equity loan, 41 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,501

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 76
  • 1995 to 1998: 644
  • 1990 to 1994: 394
  • 1980 to 1989: 734
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,930
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,755
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,598
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,388
  • 1939 or earlier: 14,298

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Evanston township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 37
  • 2 rooms: 154
  • 3 rooms: 460
  • 4 rooms: 1,860
  • 5 rooms: 3,046
  • 6 rooms: 3,189
  • 7 rooms: 2,381
  • 8 rooms: 1,895
  • 9 or more rooms: 2,589

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Evanston township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 1,616
  • 2 rooms: 1,467
  • 3 rooms: 2,598
  • 4 rooms: 3,563
  • 5 rooms: 2,676
  • 6 rooms: 1,384
  • 7 rooms: 445
  • 8 rooms: 161
  • 9 or more rooms: 130

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Evanston township:

  • no bedroom: 85
  • 1 bedroom: 1,062
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,378
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,821
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,838
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 1,427

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Evanston township:

  • no bedroom: 2,006
  • 1 bedroom: 5,152
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,662
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,765
  • 4 bedrooms: 349
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 106

Cars and other vehicles available in Evanston township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 946
  • 1 vehicle: 6,767
  • 2 vehicles: 6,473
  • 3 vehicles: 1,084
  • 4 vehicles: 264
  • 5 or more vehicles: 77

Cars and other vehicles available in Evanston township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 3,574
  • 1 vehicle: 7,645
  • 2 vehicles: 2,341
  • 3 vehicles: 357
  • 4 vehicles: 60
  • 5 or more vehicles: 63

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (17%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Lawyers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Evanston township:

  • German (11.6%)
  • Irish (9.4%)
  • English (6.2%)
  • Polish (4.2%)
  • Italian (3.6%)
  • Russian (3.3%)
  • United States or American (3.0%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Jamaica (13%)
  • Mexico (13%)
  • India (5%)
  • Haiti (5%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Other Central America (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 20,095 (53%)
  • Carpooled: 3,121 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,218 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 29 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2,944 (8%)
  • Railroad: 2,586 (7%)
  • Ferryboat: 10 (0%)
  • Taxi: 124 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 630 (2%)
  • Walked: 4,388 (12%)
  • Other means: 212 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,294 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

People in group quarters in Evanston township, Illinois:

  • 5,396 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 730 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 559 people in nursing homes
  • 104 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 103 people in other group homes
  • 41 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 21 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in religious group quarters

81.8% of residents of Evanston township speak English at home.
6.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
7.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
3.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 67,270
  • In family households: 49,635 (10,618 male householders, 5,446 female householders)
    12,215 spouses, 16,877 children (15,834 natural, 678 adopted, 365 stepchildren), 1,314 grandchildren, 642 brothers or sisters, 368 parents, 1,061 other relatives, 1,094 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 17,635 (5,605 male householders (4,178 living alone)), 8,006 female householders (6,566 living alone)), 4,024 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,969 (636 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 7,258 2-persons, 3,683 3-persons, 3,044 4-persons, 1,268 5-persons, 501 6-persons, 310 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 10,744 1-person, 2,087 2-persons, 456 3-persons, 237 4-persons, 71 5-persons, 8 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons,

9,775 married couples with children.
3,637 single-parent households (514 men, 3,123 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,070
Here:

16.1%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 393
Here:

11.8%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8,367
Here:

82.5%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Evanston township:

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