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0.17% decline
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1.82% growth
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2.29% growth


The economy of Evanston, IL employs 36,771 people. The economy of Evanston, IL is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Educational Services; and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services, which employ respectively 2.98; 2.43; and 1.96 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Evanston, IL are Educational Services (8,325), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (5,137), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,732), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($145,438), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($86,735), and Finance & Insurance ($81,207).

Median household income in Evanston, IL is $71,317. Males in Evanston, IL have an average income that is 1.46 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,726. The income inequality of Evanston, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.502 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Evanston, IL. In Cook County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 94 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,353. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Evanston, IL is from the county of Cook County, IL.

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Evanston, IL is home to a population of 75,472 people, from which 89.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Evanston, IL is composed of 44,464 White residents (58.9%), 12,661 Black residents (16.8%), 8,337 Hispanic residents (11%), 7,421 Asian residents (9.8%), and 2,205 Two+ residents (2.92%). The most common foreign languages in Evanston, IL are Spanish (6,246 speakers), Chinese (2,388 speakers), and French (1,014 speakers), but compared to other places, Evanston, IL has a relative high number of Other (181 speakers), Hebrew (219 speakers), and Scandinavian (106 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Evanston, IL awarded 9,736 degrees. The student population of Evanston, IL is skewed away from females, with 5,242 male students and 4,494 female students. Most students in Evanston, IL are White (4,684 and 48.1%), followed by Asian (1,113 and 11.4%), Unknown (771 and 7.92%), and Hispanic or Latino (557 and 5.72%). The largest universities in Evanston, IL by number of graduates are Northwestern University (9,543 and 98%), Pivot Point Academy-Evanston (97 and 1%), and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (77 and 0.79%). The most popular majors in Evanston, IL are Management Science (745 and 7.65%), General Marketing & Marketing Management (513 and 5.27%), and General Finance (429 and 4.41%). The median tuition costs in Evanston, IL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $50,424 and $50,424 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Evanston, IL is $356,600, which is 1.74 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $348,600 to $356,600, a 2.29% increase. The homeownership rate of Evanston, IL is 55.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Evanston, IL have an average commute time of 27.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Evanston, IL is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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