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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Evanston is approximately 75,905 (2007), 74486 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 30,817 (2000), 30047 (2010).
The amount of land area in Evanston is 20.076 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Evanston is 7.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.061 sq kilometers.
The distance from Evanston to Washington DC is 624 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 189 miles. (as the crow flies)
Evanston is positioned 42.04 degrees north of the equator and 87.69 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Evanston elevation is 600 feet above sea level.
Evanston per capita income is $ 33,645.
Evanston median income is $ 56,335.
The Evanston median home price is $ 290,800 (2000).
The average winter temperature is 22 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 46 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 73 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 52 degrees F.


a suburb about 13 miles north of Chicago in northeastern Illinois. Other nearby communities include Wilmette, Skokie, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Winnetka, Morton Grove, Northfield and Golf.
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seasonal but may be unpredictable all during the year. Due to the location on Lake Michigan, a nice breeze occurs most of the year. Here is a good weather page for Evanston with many links and current weather conditions and forecasts.
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History & History Related Items

The area was first known as Grosse Pointe Territory around 1830, then as Ridgeville in 1850. Once Northwestern University was settled here, the city incorporated in 1863 and named for John Evans, who happened to be the founder of the university.

An Evanston history page from the public library
For over 100 years, people have found Evanston a unique community; it was first given the name Heavenston by Frances Willard, the suffragist and temperance activist.

Here is an interesting page about the origin of street names in Evanston.

Tinkertoys were invented here in 1914

The phrase, Ice Cream Sundae, was coined here. There are other communities that claim this honor, the most prominent being Ithaca, New York and Two Rivers, Wisconsin, but Evanstons believes it is the first.
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The settling of Evanston


The incorporation of Evanston



Evanston is known among many as "Technopolis Evanston" because of its concentration of software and information-based companies (over 100 in this community of just over 70K)

The Incubator - Technology Innovation Center
A 24-acre research and technology park that is home to over 80 companies. The Small Business Incubator located in the Park, called the Evanston Business Technology Center, won the 1997 Incubator of the Year Award from the National Business Incubation Association and Coopers Lybrand.

Grosse Point Lighthouse and Maritime Museum
2601 Sheridan Rd.
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone:(847) 328-6961
An historic lighthouse, built in 1873 to guide ships on Lake Michigan, now houses a museum and nature center. Tours of the lighthouse take place Sat. and Sun., June-Sept.

Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago
165 Green Bay Rd.
Wilmette Il 60091
Information: (847) 832-6600
Located near Evanston in Glenview, the Kohl Children's Museum activities and hands-on exhibits. Easily accessible by public transportation.
Please call ahead for hours of operation

Merrick Rose Garden
Corner of Lake Ave. and Oak St.
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 866-2911
A small garden in central Evanston featuring beautiful roses during the summer, as well as the original, historic Fountain Square fountain. The Garden is open to the public and is available for wedding receptions and other occasions.

Shakespeare Garden
2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 864-8384
A garden featuring a bas-relief of Shakespeare as well as flowers and herbs mentioned in his plays. Located right next door to Garrett seminary
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Evanston City Government

Evanston, IL Website.

City of Evanston
2100 Ridge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847-328-2100

the city has a council-manager form of government with nine wards, each of which is served by an Alderman.

Evanston Chamber

Evanston Chamber Of Commerce
1560 Sherman Ave, Suite 860
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847-328-1500
Fax: 847-328-1510

Evanston Organizations

Evanston Chamber Of Commerce
1560 Sherman Ave, Suite 860
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847-328-1500
Fax: 847-328-1510

Evanston Libraries

Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847 448-8600

Evanston Schools

Evanston-Skokie School District 65
1500 McDaniel Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847-859-8000
Serving Evanston and Skokie

Evanston Township High School District 202
1600 Dodge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60204
Phone: 847-424-7000
Fax: 847-492-3872

Baker Demonstration School
201 Sheridan Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
Phone: 847-425-5800
Among the myriad of decisions to make regarding your child's well-being, I would like to introduce an easy alternative to your child's education. Baker Demonstration School, the laboratory school for National College of Education, has mastered a unique model of educating our community's young learners since 1918. Integrating best practices, child-centeredness and progressive education methods has allowed our faculty to teach to the whole child. In turn, Baker Demonstration School graduates have become confident, well-rounded, proactive members within their academic and social communities.

At Baker, your child will flourish in an environment which has more emphasis on active, hands-on learning; more emphasis on higher-order thinking; more individualized activities; and more cooperative, collaborative projects. This nurturing environment permits our learners to master a challenging curriculum while applying it to the ever-evolving world in which we live.

Baker has been coined as the "North Shore's best kept secret." I invite you to visit what we hold dear to our hearts and open this opportunity to your child.


Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary
2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 866-3900
Toll-free: 800-736-4627
Fax: 847-866-3957
A seminary of the United Methodist Church founded in 1863, features picturesque buildings in the gothic style, and a garden with spiritual messages.

Kendall College
900 N. Branch Street
Chicago, IL 60642
Toll-free: 866-667-3344
Housed in a state of the art campus on Chicago's Goose Island, Kendall College is a small private school known for its Culinary School and the Mitchell Indian Museum. The Culinary School has a Dining Room serving exquisite cuisine daily to the public. The college was previously located in Evanston.

National-Louis University
2840 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 475-1100

Northwestern University
633 Clark Street
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847-491-3741
Founded in 1850

Seabury-Western Theological Seminary
2122 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL
Phone: (847) 328-9300
An Episcopal graduate school founded in 1855. Evanston


The population of Evanston was:
1900 - 19,259
1910 - 24,978
1920 - 37,215
1930 - 63,338
1940 - 65,389
1970 - 80,113
1980 - 73,706
1990 - 73,233
2000 - 74,239
2007 - 75,905

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 29,651
2000 - 30,817

Median age:
2000 - 32.5 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 56,335
2006 - $ 62,138

Per capita income:
2000 - $ 33,645

Median house value:
2008 - $ 669,455

The area code in Evanston is 847 as of 10-2008

Evanston has 147 miles of street

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