Evanston, IL Demographics

The total population of Evanston is estimated to be 77,181 with 37,413 males (48.47%) and 39,768 females (51.53%). There are 2,355 more females than males in Evanston.
The median household income in Evanston was $94,412 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 1,115(1.20%) from $93,297 in 2020. This income is 126.55% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Evanston sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $107,330. Overall, the median household income for the city of Evanston stands at $97,144.
In Evanston, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $61,250 for males and $43,673 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $90,972 for males and $74,040 for females.
In Evanston, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 4 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $118,931, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $55,110.
In 2022, the population of Evanston was 75,544, a 1.49% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Evanston's population was 76,686, a decline of 1.50% compared to a population of 77,857 in 2020.
The median age in Evanston, IL is 36.6, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 15.96% were under the age of 15, 26.11% aged 15 to 29, 41.50% aged 30 to 64, 14.26% aged 65 to 84, and 2.17% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Evanston population: 63.45% are White, 16.11% are Black or African American, 0.30% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 9.04% are Asian, 3.33% are some other race and 7.76% are multiracial.