Latest Data (2017)
Population 74,756
Nationwide Rank 471

Quick Facts

Evanston, Illinois is the 471st largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Evanston, Illinois is a city.

Evanston, Illinois is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Evanston had its largest population ever.

Evanston, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 82% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Evanston, Illinois Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
461 San Ramon, California 75,931 69.0%
462 Jonesboro, Arkansas 75,866 36.0%
463 Kalamazoo, Michigan 75,807 -1.5%
464 Iowa City, Iowa 75,798 20.5%
465 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 75,707 6.2%
466 Cedar Park, Texas 75,704 189.7%
467 Arlington Heights, Illinois 75,634 -1.1%
468 Union City, California 75,343 11.6%
469 Bolingbrook, Illinois 75,201 32.0%
470 Warner Robins, Georgia 74,854 50.3%
471 Evanston, Illinois 74,756 0.8%
472 Appleton, Wisconsin 74,653 6.0%
473 Camden, New Jersey 74,532 -6.5%
474 Temple, Texas 74,503 34.9%
475 Missouri City, Texas 74,497 39.2%
476 Rapid City, South Dakota 74,421 23.9%
477 Rochester Hills, Michigan 74,205 7.6%
478 Schaumburg, Illinois 74,184 -1.4%
479 Rancho Cordova, California 73,563 36.9%
480 Turlock, California 73,556 29.1%
481 Missoula, Montana 73,340 27.0%

Similarly Sized Cities In Illinois

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
175 Joliet 148,462 37.1%
176 Naperville 147,682 14.1%
177 Rockford 147,051 -3.1%
247 Springfield 114,868 2.3%
256 Peoria 112,883 -0.1%
258 Elgin 112,456 18.4%
377 Waukegan 87,729 -0.7%
379 Champaign 87,432 24.0%
409 Cicero 82,552 -3.4%
443 Bloomington 77,934 18.6%
467 Arlington Heights 75,634 -1.1%
469 Bolingbrook 75,201 32.0%
471 Evanston 74,756 0.8%
478 Schaumburg 74,184 -1.4%
492 Decatur 72,174 -11.8%
521 Palatine 68,644 3.4%
575 Skokie 63,978 0.9%
646 Orland Park 58,765 14.2%
649 Des Plaines 58,193 1.9%
665 Tinley Park 56,668 15.0%
675 Oak Lawn 56,087 1.5%
681 Berwyn 55,550 2.9%
705 Normal 54,284 18.9%
714 Mount Prospect 53,930 -4.0%
724 Wheaton 53,373 -3.9%
739 Oak Park 52,261 -0.4%
747 Hoffman Estates 51,567 3.7%
773 Downers Grove 49,540 -0.2%
813 Glenview 47,659 10.4%
830 Elmhurst 46,662 8.3%
871 Plainfield 43,926 219.5%
872 Lombard 43,745 2.5%
882 DeKalb 43,193 10.1%
906 Moline 42,231 -3.9%
908 Urbana 41,989 10.9%
916 Belleville 41,649 -1.6%
926 Buffalo Grove 41,226 -4.7%
927 Bartlett 41,149 11.7%
944 Crystal Lake 40,421 5.4%
951 Quincy 40,303 -0.9%
957 Carol Stream 39,989 -1.2%
959 Streamwood 39,978 9.1%
967 Romeoville 39,632 79.4%
1000 Wheeling 38,562 6.3%
1008 Carpentersville 38,162 22.5%
1011 Rock Island 38,110 -3.8%
1015 Hanover Park 37,982 -0.7%
1029 Park Ridge 37,494 -0.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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