Evanston, WY
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Evanston is a somewhat small city located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 12,090 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Evanston is the eighth largest community in Wyoming.

Evanston is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Evanston is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Evanston who work in office and administrative support (12.76%), food service (9.26%), and management occupations (8.32%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Evanston spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.95 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Evanston is a very car-oriented city. This is because most people -80.61% - drive by car to work every day, and few people choose alternative modes of transportation, such as public transit, cycling, or walking. In general, car-oriented communities have a layout that emphasizes streets, highways, and ease of parking, and sometimes this can be to the detriment of human-scale priorities such as walkability alongside roads, and public spaces. For example, strip malls are something you will find in Evanston.

As is often the case in a small city, Evanston doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Evanston are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.99% of adults in Evanston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Evanston in 2010 was $24,233, 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 $96,932 for a family of four. However, Evanston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Evanston is a somewhat 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 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 13.22% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Evanston include German, Irish, Dutch, and Swedish.

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



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