Evanston, a town in Illinois, has a population of just under 76,000. Young adults aged 15-24 can expect to fit right in, as they account for an above-average percentage of the community. At an average age of just under 38, the city's population is younger than most cities in Illinois. Home ownership is more common than renting in Evanston, and 44% of residents rent. With an average rent of $1,399 per month, exceeding the state average by $348/month, relatively high rent costs could be playing a role in the higher levels of ownership.
Averaging about 34 minutes, Evanston's commute time is slower than the state average of about 32 minutes. Driving is the prevailing way to get to work, chosen by 26% of commuters, while public transit is used by just 10% of the city. Not many residents (5%) walk to work, though the number is significantly higher than the national average.
Many Evanston residents work in one of three industries: education, scientific, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 24% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in management, making it the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of just over $95K, Evanston workers earn more than the average Illinois resident. Evanston's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Evanston has a high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 19% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. Furthermore, 18% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.