Evanston, Illinois 

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+5.7% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

123.2 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

9.1 / 4.5

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Evanston, Illinois

Evanston, Illinois is a vibrant city located in the Northeastern region of the United States. Home to attractions such as Northwestern University and Chicago Botanic Garden, visitors can explore outdoor activities and educational sites when visiting Evanston. There are also plenty of museums, galleries, and performance venues such as the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian and Piven Theatre Works. For entertainment, visitors can explore boutique shops and restaurants along with movie theaters and live music clubs. Whether you're looking for a peaceful retreat or an exciting night out, Evanston has something for everyone! National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan.
State: Illinois
County: Cook County
Metro Area: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area
City: Evanston
Zip Codes: 60201 60202
Cost of Living: 23.2% higher
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

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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.


The unemployment rate in Evanston is 5.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Evanston jobs have decreased by 0.2%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Evanston's cost of living is 23.2% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Evanston's Cost of Living

June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Evanston, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Cook county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 74.2% to 24.0%. More Voting Stats

Evanston's population is 78,454 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 2.3%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 30.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Evanston is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.9%.

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. More Education

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Housing Market in Evanston

It's a good time to buy in Evanston. Home Appreciation is up 5.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Evanston is .

Reviews for Evanston   20 Reviews
parking scam!! - 12/26/2019
be sure to take pictures of where you park... Full-scale parking scam going on in this town. They purposely obscure self-pay parking signs. Nine out of 10 visitors... Read More

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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

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

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