Evanston Lake Front | File Photo

Evanston Lake Front | File Photo

History: 

The city of Evanston was founded in 1857, two years after the opening of Northwestern University. The founders of Northwestern created plans for a city and after submitting the plans to the county judge, a city named Evanston was developed. Between 1860 and 1870, an amendment passed prohibiting the sale of alcohol with four miles of Northwestern campus grounds. In 1874, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union was founded in Evanston. For the full history of Evanston, click here.

Population: 

According to the 2010 Census, Evanston has a total population of 74,486 comprised of 14,360 younger than 18 and 60,126 older than 18.

Demographics: 

White: 48,872
African American: 13,474
Asian: 6,416
American Indian and Alaska Native: 175
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 16
Other: 2,687
Identified by two or more: 2,846
— 2010 Census

Housing: 

According to the City of Evanston, the average house value of a single-family home is $394,800.

Income: 

The city of Evanston states that the per capita income is $42,394 and the median household income is $69,544.

Local government: 

Mayor: Elizabeth Tisdahl
1st Ward: Judy Fiske
2nd Ward: Peter Braithwaite
3rd Ward: Melissa A. Wynne
4th Ward: Donald N. Wilson
5th Ward: Delores A. Holmes
6th Ward: Mark Tendam
7th Ward: Jane Grover
8th Ward: Ann Rainey
9th Ward: Coleen Burrus

City Clerk: Rodney Greene
City Manager: Wally Bobkiewicz

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