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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.


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Median household income
Local
$56,335
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Evanston demographic reports
Evanston is on Lake Michigan.
Evanston is the largest of Chicago's northern suburbs.
The city was incorporated in 1863, 12 years after the founding of Northwestern University.

Evanston, in homage to the Methodists who founded Northwestern, did not permit the sale of alcohol until 1972.

The Rotary Club is headquartered here
Filming location for:
· 1990 movie, "Home Alone"
· 1984 movie, "Sixteen Candles"
Well-known residents have included:
· John Cusack, actor
· Charlton Heston, actor
· Eddie Vedder, musician
· Elizabeth McGovern, actress
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Starbucks
Performing arts: Evanston Symphony Orchestra, Next Theatre Company
Nearby parks & recreation: Clark Street Beach, Evanston Ecology Center & Ladd Arboretum, Merrick Rose Garden
Historic sites and museums: Frances E. Willard House, Grosse Point Lighthouse, Charles Gates Dawes House, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
Colleges and universities: Northwestern University, National-Louis University, Illinois Eastern Community College, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, Kendall College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 159

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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.

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62% of Evanston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Evanston include Evanston Ridge Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Evanston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $813.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,942.


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Libraries in Evanston include Evanston Public Library, North Branch, South Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Evanston include Evanston RoundTable

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Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Evanston political report.

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Evanston restaurants taking online reservations include Jacky's Bistro, Narra, Pete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - Evanston, Va Pensiero ... View restaurants

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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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