Evanston, Illinois 

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National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan
-Economic and cultural diversity
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-Historic interest and preservation
-Harsh climate
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-Violent crime

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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.


City: Evanston
Zip Codes: 60201 60202
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level


The unemployment rate in Evanston is 5.50% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Evanston jobs have increased by 1.39%. Learn More...
Compared to the rest of the country, Evanston's cost of living is 29.50% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Evanston's Cost of Living
Evanston's population is 75,527 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.13%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 29 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Evanston is $316,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -4.80%. Check out the homes in the area.
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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It's a good time to buy in Evanston. Home Appreciation is up 3.2% in the last 12 months. Browse Evanston Real Estate.

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Reviews for Evanston    18 Reviews
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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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)

I am about to retire and cannot afford to continue - 4/22/2014
I have lived in this beautiful, midwest, lakeside city most of my life, with a few forays into Chicago city living. But I always returned back here. The streets are... (Read More)

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