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.

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 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%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.95 minutes getting to work every day.

For most residents of Evanston, getting to work requires a car. In fact, 80.61% of people in Evanston drive alone to work on most days, making Evanston a very car-oriented city. In general, car-oriented communities tend to emphasize streets, highways, and ease of parking, often to the detriment of walkability. Strip centers are a feature of Evanston’s landscape.

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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