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60201, 60202, 60203, 60204, 60208, 60209

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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).

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Evanston location: 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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Climate & Weather

The weather in Evanston is 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.
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.

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History & History Related Items

Evanston history:

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.
The settling of Evanston: 1836
The incorporation date of Evanston: 1863

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Evanston Attractions:

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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