Latest Data (2016)
Population 74,895
Nationwide Rank 463

Quick Facts

Evanston, Illinois is the 463rd largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Evanston, Illinois is a city.

Evanston, Illinois is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Evanston had its largest population ever.

Evanston, Illinois's growth is below average. 80% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Evanston, Illinois Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
453 Baytown, Texas 75,992 14.0%
454 Kalamazoo, Michigan 75,984 -1.3%
455 Layton, Utah 75,655 28.4%
456 San Ramon, California 75,639 68.3%
457 Boynton Beach, Florida 75,569 24.7%
458 Wyoming, Michigan 75,567 8.6%
459 Gastonia, North Carolina 75,536 11.7%
460 Arlington Heights, Illinois 75,525 -1.2%
461 Union City, California 75,322 11.6%
462 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 75,293 5.6%
463 Evanston, Illinois 74,895 1.0%
464 Jonesboro, Arkansas 74,889 34.2%
465 Franklin, Tennessee 74,794 61.2%
466 Missouri City, Texas 74,561 39.3%
467 Bolingbrook, Illinois 74,518 30.8%
468 Schaumburg, Illinois 74,446 -1.1%
469 Camden, New Jersey 74,420 -6.7%
470 Iowa City, Iowa 74,398 18.3%
471 Warner Robins, Georgia 74,388 49.4%
472 Appleton, Wisconsin 74,370 5.6%
473 Rapid City, South Dakota 74,048 23.3%

Similarly Sized Cities In Illinois

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
174 Joliet 148,262 36.9%
175 Rockford 147,651 -2.7%
177 Naperville 147,122 13.7%
241 Springfield 115,715 3.0%
244 Peoria 114,265 1.0%
256 Elgin 112,123 18.1%
367 Waukegan 88,182 -0.1%
381 Champaign 86,637 22.9%
404 Cicero 82,992 -2.9%
433 Bloomington 78,005 18.7%
460 Arlington Heights 75,525 -1.2%
463 Evanston 74,895 1.0%
467 Bolingbrook 74,518 30.8%
468 Schaumburg 74,446 -1.1%
482 Decatur 72,706 -11.2%
513 Palatine 68,766 3.6%
566 Skokie 64,270 1.4%
638 Orland Park 58,862 14.4%
646 Des Plaines 58,141 1.8%
660 Tinley Park 56,831 15.4%
667 Oak Lawn 56,257 1.8%
672 Berwyn 55,748 3.3%
698 Normal 54,264 18.9%
700 Mount Prospect 54,171 -3.6%
708 Wheaton 53,389 -3.9%
739 Oak Park 51,774 -1.3%
740 Hoffman Estates 51,738 4.1%
764 Downers Grove 49,473 -0.4%
807 Glenview 47,475 9.9%
825 Elmhurst 46,387 7.6%
861 Lombard 43,815 2.7%
870 DeKalb 43,194 10.2%
877 Plainfield 42,933 212.3%
895 Moline 42,250 -3.8%
900 Urbana 42,014 11.0%
903 Belleville 41,906 -1.0%
917 Buffalo Grove 41,346 -4.4%
921 Bartlett 41,178 11.8%
932 Quincy 40,531 -0.3%
938 Crystal Lake 40,339 5.1%
941 Streamwood 40,166 9.6%
944 Carol Stream 40,069 -1.0%
955 Romeoville 39,706 79.7%
993 Wheeling 38,315 5.6%
995 Carpentersville 38,291 23.0%
998 Rock Island 38,210 -3.6%
1003 Hanover Park 38,044 -0.6%
1021 Park Ridge 37,496 -0.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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