Evanston, Illinois 

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Population

75,557

+2.3% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.4%

Median Income

$69,347

Median Home Price

$357,400

Best Places to Live in Evanston, Illinois

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan
Pros
-Economic and cultural diversity
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest and preservation
Cons
-Harsh climate
-Cost of living
-Violent crime

Local Listings in Evanston, IL
 $379,000 
1616 Brummel St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1559 SqFt
 $379,000 
1616 Brummel St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1559 SqFt
 $419,000 
2119 Keeney St
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 | 1 SqFt
 $363,600 
1411 Leonard Pl
Bed 4 | Bath 3.0 | 1923 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Illinois
County: Cook County
Metro Area: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately liberal
City: Evanston
Zip Codes: 60201 60202
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Evanston is 3.4% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Negative. Evanston jobs have decreased by 0.16%. Learn More...

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Evanston's cost of living is 34.80% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Evanston's Cost of Living

VOTING
Cook county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Evanston's population is 75,557 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 2.27%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 31 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Evanston is $357,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.13%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Evanston

SCHOOLS
Evanston public schools spend $18,784 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.5 students per teacher in Evanston. Learn More...


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Housing Market in Evanston

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Reviews for Evanston   19 Reviews
Really expensive place to live with little benefi - 2/27/2019
I've lived here for two years for school. Terrible place for students. Northwestern is a great school/campus, but the city itself is NOT student friendly. Everything... Read More

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WORST Place To Live! E-Town means no LIFE - 1/22/2016
Aside from everything else mentioned on this site about the bad aspects of Evanston - bot be overlooked is the NOISE. The People's Republic of Evanston CATERS to the... Read More

A great place to live - 6/27/2015
I've lived in Evanston my whole life and started raising my family here. Alas we have to relocate, but our neighborhood is fantastic. A little known gem, The Commons of... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN EVANSTON, ILLINOIS
60201 60202

NEW LISTINGS IN EVANSTON IL
$379,000
1616 Brummel St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$419,000
2119 Keeney St
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 |

$363,600
1411 Leonard Pl
Bed 4 | Bath 3.0 |

$425,000
9112 Ewing Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$339,000
1718 Payne St
Bed 4 | Bath 3.0 |

$299,500
2429 Lake St
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

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