What is the current population of Evanston?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Evanston is 73,473. Evanston, Illinois is the 489th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Evanston?

The peak population of Evanston was in 2010, when its population was 74,486. In 2010, Evanston was the 435th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 489th largest city in the US. Evanston is currently 1.4% smaller than it was in 2010.

How quickly is Evanston shrinking?

Evanston has shrunk 0.9% since the year 2000. Evanston, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 84% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What county is Evanston, Illinois in?

Evanston is located entirely in Cook County.

What is the population density of Evanston, Illinois?

Evanston has a population density of 9,575.3 people per square mile. Evanston has the 7th highest population density in Illinois.

What is the size of Evanston, Illinois in square miles?

Evanston has an area of 7.8 square miles.

What is the voting age population of Evanston, Illinois?

The total voting age population of Evanston, Illinois, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 52,081. The voting age population is 45.6% male and 54.4% female.

What percentage of Evanston, Illinois residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 15.6% of the residents of Evanston are 65 or older.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 73,473 489
2018 74,106 485
2017 74,756 471
2016 74,895 463
2015 75,527 453
2014 75,658 446
2013 75,570 439
2012 75,430 438
2011 74,988 438
2010 74,486 435
2009 77,857 393
2008 77,102 395
2007 76,562 395
2006 75,914 390
2005 75,489 390
2004 74,894 385
2003 74,478 384
2002 73,139 390
2001 73,575 383
2000 74,147 374
1990 73,234 309

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
479 St. Joseph, Missouri 74,875 1.0%
480 Arlington Heights, Illinois 74,760 -2.2%
481 Bolingbrook, Illinois 74,545 30.8%
482 Rochester Hills, Michigan 74,516 8.0%
483 Framingham, Massachusetts 74,416
484 Union City, California 74,107 9.8%
485 Appleton, Wisconsin 74,098 5.2%
486 Turlock, California 73,631 29.2%
487 Camden, New Jersey 73,562 -7.7%
488 Bismarck, North Dakota 73,529 31.7%
489 Evanston, Illinois 73,473 -0.9%
490 Apple Valley, California 73,453 34.5%
491 Schaumburg, Illinois 72,887 -3.2%
492 Woodbury, Minnesota 72,828 55.0%
493 Kissimmee, Florida 72,717 47.9%
494 Southfield, Michigan 72,689 -7.1%
495 Maple Grove, Minnesota 72,622 41.3%
496 Pittsburg, California 72,588 26.9%
497 New Britain, Connecticut 72,495 1.3%
498 Jacksonville, North Carolina 72,436 10.1%
499 Mansfield, Texas 72,419 154.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In Illinois

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
180 Rockford 145,609 -4.0%
256 Springfield 114,230 1.7%
271 Elgin 110,849 16.7%
273 Peoria 110,417 -2.3%
375 Champaign 88,909 26.1%
390 Waukegan 86,075 -2.5%
432 Cicero 80,796 -5.4%
457 Bloomington 77,330 17.7%
480 Arlington Heights 74,760 -2.2%
481 Bolingbrook 74,545 30.8%
489 Evanston 73,473 -0.9%
491 Schaumburg 72,887 -3.2%
511 Decatur 70,746 -13.6%
546 Palatine 67,482 1.7%
602 Skokie 62,700 -1.0%
648 Des Plaines 58,899 3.1%
668 Orland Park 57,857 12.5%
687 Tinley Park 55,773 13.2%
702 Oak Lawn 55,022 -0.3%
713 Normal 54,469 19.3%
715 Berwyn 54,391 0.7%
726 Mount Prospect 53,719 -4.4%
743 Wheaton 52,745 -5.0%
749 Oak Park 52,381 -0.2%
768 Hoffman Estates 50,932 2.4%
797 Downers Grove 49,057 -1.2%
832 Glenview 47,308 9.5%
838 Elmhurst 46,746 8.4%
870 Plainfield 44,308 222.3%
871 Lombard 44,303 3.8%
904 DeKalb 42,847 9.3%
916 Urbana 42,214 11.5%
938 Moline 41,356 -5.9%
950 Belleville 40,897 -3.4%
956 Bartlett 40,647 10.3%
961 Buffalo Grove 40,494 -6.4%
974 Quincy 39,949 -1.8%
978 Crystal Lake 39,829 3.8%
981 Romeoville 39,746 79.9%
993 Streamwood 39,228 7.1%
996 Carol Stream 39,203 -3.1%
1010 Wheeling 38,646 6.5%
1034 Hanover Park 37,426 -2.2%
1038 Carpentersville 37,254 19.6%
1042 Rock Island 37,176 -6.2%
1050 Park Ridge 36,950 -2.2%

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