Evanston, Illinois

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Evanston, Illinois
View of downtown, at Sherman Avenue and Davis Street, looking south/south-east toward Chicago.
View of downtown, at Sherman Avenue and Davis Street, looking south/south-east toward Chicago.
Nicknames: 
Heavenston, E-Town
Location of Evanston in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Evanston in Cook County, Illinois.
Evanston is located in Illinois
Evanston
Evanston
Location in the United States
Evanston is located in the United States
Evanston
Evanston
Evanston (the United States)
Coordinates: 42°02′47″N 87°41′41″W / 42.04639°N 87.69472°W / 42.04639; -87.69472Coordinates: 42°02′47″N 87°41′41″W / 42.04639°N 87.69472°W / 42.04639; -87.69472
Country United States
State Illinois
CountyCook
Incorporated1872
Government
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • MayorDaniel Biss
 • Budget$304,494,806 (fiscal year: 2016)[1]
Area
 • Total7.80 sq mi (20.21 km2)
 • Land7.78 sq mi (20.15 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)  0.26%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total74,486
 • Estimate 
(2019)
73,473
 • Density9,445.04/sq mi (3,646.57/km2)
 0.33% increase from 2000
Demonym(s)Evanstonian
Standard of living (2011)
 • Per capita income$40,732
 • Median home value$340,700
Demographics (2010)
 • White65.6%
 • African18.1%
 • Asian8.6%
 • Other7.6%
 • Hispanic (any race)9.0%
ZIP Codes
60201–60204, 60208–60209
Area codes847 & 224
FIPS code17-24582
GNIS ID2394709
Websitecityofevanston.org

Evanston is a city in Illinois in the United States. It is 12 miles (19 km) north to the center of Chicago, and is a part of the Chicago Metropolitan Area. The mayor of Evanston is Daniel Biss.[6]

In March 2021, after Evanston passed a measure offering reparations to black residents over slavery, becoming the first in the United States to do so.[7]

Well-known people born in Evanston[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Fiscal Year 2016 Adopted Budget" (PDF). City of Evanston. January 1, 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  2. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  3. "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2011 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates (DP03): Evanston city, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
  4. "Selected Housing Characteristics: 2011 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates (DP03): Evanston city, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
  5. "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Evanston city, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
  6. Fulton, Jacob (23 February 2021). "Daniel Biss to become Evanston's next mayor". The Daily Northwestern. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  7. "Watch now: Evanston 1st in US to offer [[Black]] [[residents]] reparations". pantagraph.com. The Pantagraph. Associated Press. 23 March 2021. Retrieved 15 April 2021. URL–wikilink conflict (help)