Evanston demographics profile

StatisticEvanstonIllinoisNational
Population75,47212,851,684318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)9,70222291
Median age35.337.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1849%44%43%
Speak English76%77%79%
Speak Spanish9%13%13%
Evanston, IL has a population of 75,472 and is the 467th largest city in the United States. The population density is 9,702 per sq mi which is 4264% higher than the Illinois average and 10608% higher than the national average. The median age in Evanston is 35 which is approximately 6% lower than the Illinois average of 37. In Evanston, 47% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 76% speak English and 9% speak Spanish. 48% of Evanston residents were born in Illinois, 32% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 19% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Evanston is 4264% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in Evanston is 6% lower than Illinois.
  • In Evanston 66.78% of the population is White.
  • In Evanston 17.22% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Evanston 9.87% of the population is Asian.

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Evanston population breakdown by race

RaceEvanstonIllinoisNational
White66.78%72.14%73.35%
Black or African American17.22%14.30%12.63%
Asian9.87%5.10%5.22%
American Indian0.15%0.23%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.01%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race3.67%2.34%3.06%
Other race2.29%5.86%4.75%
In Evanston, 11.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Evanston, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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