Evanston, IL Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 30,817 housing units in Evanston. This represents a 5.7% growth from 29,164 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 30,817 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Evanston is about 52.6%. Evanston's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 3.8%. Average household size is 2.27 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Evanston were built after 1943.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type7.10%
One Bedroom20.90%
Two Bedrooms31%
Three Bedrooms25.30%
Four Bedrooms10.60%
Five Bedrooms or more5.10%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.53
Median year structure was built1939
Median Value of occupied units$290,800
Median Price asked for vacant units$185,600

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size1.98
Median year structure was built1949
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$849

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.40%
Second Mortgage6.10%
Home Equity Loan13.50%
Simple Mortgage53.80%
Debt Free26.10%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs20.4%