Most Expensive Evanston Neighborhoods
Evanston is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 75,658 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Evanston is the 15th largest community in Illinois. Evanston has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Evanston home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Evanston real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Evanston is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.17% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Evanston is a city of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Evanston who work in teaching (13.69%), management occupations (12.38%) and office and administrative support (10.47%).
Of important note, Evanston is also a city of artists. Evanston has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Evanston’s character.
Also of interest is that Evanston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Evanston telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.04% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Evanston, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Evanston provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Not only is Evanston a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a decent-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
One downside of living in Evanston, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.35 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly city. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Evanston is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Evanston area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Evanston, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Evanston is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 66.42% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Evanston in 2010 was $41,340, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $165,360 for a family of four. However, Evanston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Evanston is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Evanston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Evanston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Evanston also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.12% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Evanston include German, Irish, English, Polish, Italian and Russian.
Evanston also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.05%.
The most common language spoken in Evanston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||28,939|
|EVANSTON HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||50.10%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||49.90%|
|TYPE OF EVANSTON HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||30.80%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||5.99%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||13.84%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||49.23%|
|SIZE OF EVANSTON HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||5.73%|
|AGE OF EVANSTON HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||8.71%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||11.65%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||31.35%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||48.29%|
|EVANSTON REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$384,415|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,438|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $54,000||1.82%|
|$54,001 - $109,000||3.15%|
|$109,001 - $218,000||16.98%|
|$218,001 - $327,000||21.68%|
|$327,001 - $435,000||14.90%|
|$435,001 - $544,000||9.35%|
|$544,001 - $816,000||19.29%|
|$816,001 - $1,088,000||7.38%|
|PEOPLE OF EVANSTON||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.74%|
|5 TO 17||14.33%|
|18 TO 24||16.51%|
|25 TO 34||13.69%|
|35 TO 54||25.68%|
|55 TO 64||11.64%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||12.41%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||93.80%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$69,347|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$41,340|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||13.93%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (24.15%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (12.90%)
Information Technology (3.21%)
Public Service (2.18%)
Real estate (2.15%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||17.35%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.16%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.01%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.76%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.49%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||10.12%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (16.11%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (77.86%)
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