Evanston, WY


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Evanston is a somewhat small city located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 12,133 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Evanston is the eighth largest community in Wyoming.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Evanston is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Evanston is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Evanston who work in office and administrative support (13.41%), food service (8.95%), and sales jobs (8.74%).

One of the benefits of Evanston is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.56 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In terms of college education, Evanston is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.97% of adults 25 and older in Evanston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Evanston in 2010 was $24,300, which is lower middle income relative to Wyoming, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,200 for a family of four. However, Evanston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Native 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 11.56% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Evanston include English, Irish, Dutch, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Evanston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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