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Income/capita 47%
Household income 29%
Unemployment 16%
IndexEvanstonIllinoisNational
Income per capita$43,945$31,502$29,829
Median household income$71,317$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$105,439$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$43,124$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$41,424$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$32,320$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate3.9%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level13.7%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Evanston is 47% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Evanston is 29% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Evanston is 16% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Evanston is 9% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $47,539$71,317$142,634
      City
      $39,460$59,196$118,392
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Evanston median earnings by income bracket

      Evanston employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry3.9%0.5%
      Manufacturing sector7.3%0.1%
      Financial & insurance services6.9%6.0%
      Wholesale & retail services10.8%9.8%
      Public administration2.0%2.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.7%0.8%
      Education, health & social services26.7%44.2%
      Other34.9%29.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Kenilworth, IL2,613$211,023281%
      Winnetka, IL12,437$207,857276%
      Riverwoods, IL3,759$187,857240%
      Glencoe, IL8,870$185,320235%
      Golf, IL533$168,750205%
      Evanston, IL75,472$71,31729%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Auburn, WA75,607$60,2629%
      Baytown, TX75,310$49,93010%
      Albany, GA75,657$31,26343%
      Arlington Heights, IL75,721$79,97945%
      Pharr, TX75,172$36,50134%
      Evanston, IL75,472$71,31729%
      Source: The Evanston, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).