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Evanston is a township in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Evanston. For links to other places called Evanston, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Evanston is 42.046N. The longitude is -87.694W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 600 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 62,258.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Evanston demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60202 ZIP code.
14% of Evanston residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Evanston ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Evanston was $33,645, compared with $21,587 nationally.
62% of Evanston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Evanston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $813. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,942.
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Evanston political report.
The average commute time for Evanston workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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