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Evanston is a city in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.
The community was named after John Evans, a founder of Northwestern University.
[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 42.041N. The longitude is -87.69W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 614 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 74,360.
Evanston, in homage to the Methodists who founded Northwestern, did not permit the sale of alcohol until 1972.
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, Chicago area jobs, 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.
Historic districts in Evanston include Evanston Ridge Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Evanston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $813. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,942.
Libraries in Evanston include Evanston Public Library, North Branch, South Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Evanston include Evanston RoundTable
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Evanston political report.
Evanston restaurants taking online reservations include Jacky's Bistro, Narra, Pete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - Evanston, Va Pensiero ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Evanston workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Evanston between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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