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EVANSTON, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County COOK           
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 73,706 73,233 74,239 74,486 74,785 Avg. Winter Temp 26.40 F -3.11 C County 5,253,655 5,105,067 5,376,741 5,194,675 5,217,088 Avg. Summer Temp 71.80 F 22.11 C Labor 0 0 2,694,904 2,604,300 2,608,543 Avg. Annual Rainfall 36.89 In 93.70 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 36.30 In 92.20 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MANAGER / COUNCIL / CITY      Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 2000       County Zoning NO 
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule YES
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class  2    in city   0    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department          110          0          0
    Police Department          162          0          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   4
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels  52
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    2 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   2  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks  16  Assets $  1,907,594,000
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives YES     Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone YES
                    Enterprise Zone NO                       Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks
7 TIF DISTRICTS.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community I-94                                              
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance     3 MI    5 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   0
               Local Carriers  40
          Interstate Carriers  99
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport CHICAGO O'HARE INTL AIRPORT
                     Local NO     7 MI 11 KM
       Commercial Airlines    0   Flights per day    0

    Nearest Public Airport CHICAGO O'HARE INTL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    7 MI   11 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway      0 FT       0 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available YES
     Pvt Storage Available YES    Pvt Maintenance Available YES

Water
City Adjoins Navigable Water YES
            Name of Waterway LAKEMICHIGAN             
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge NO 
               Channel Depth    12 FT      4 M
            Length Of Season  7 Months
           Public Dock Local NO     6 MI   10 KM

Travel Time
(distance and travel time for goods in transit to selected major cities)

              Highway   Highway    Days       Days
City           Miles      Km.     by Rail   by Truck
-----------   -------   -------   -------   --------
Atlanta           730     1,168       2         2
Chicago             0         0       1         1
Cleveland         343       549       1         1
Dallas            936     1,498       2         2
Denver          1,016     1,626       2         3
Detroit           271       434       1         1
Kansas City       499       798       1         1
Los Angeles     2,095     3,352       4         5
Memphis           544       870       1         2
Minneapolis       412       659       1         1
New Orleans       944     1,510       2         2
New York          840     1,344       1         2
St. Louis         288       461       1         1
Seattle         2,063     3,301       4         5

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO     0 MI    0 KM
Container Service NO     0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
COMMUTER RAIL SERVICE; METRA 4 STOPS/CTA 8 STOPS.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        9,500,000          36,100,000
            Treatment Capacity      108,000,000         410,400,000
          Average Daily Demand       40,091,000         155,765,800
             Peak Daily Demand       73,089,000         277,738,200
               Excess Capacity       34,911,000         132,661,800

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity      333,000,000       1,265,400,000
                  Present Load      280,000,000       1,064,000,000
               Excess Capacity       53,000,000         201,400,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier NICOR                    
       Electric Supplier COM ED                   
Local Telephone Supplier AT&T                                              
       Digital Switching NO 
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers     

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  2    Total Number of Beds    729
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community   600
            Dentists in Community    40
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary               18       460       5,200
Junior High              11       215       1,900
High School               3       260       3,400
Trade & Technical         0         0           0
Community College         1       700      46,000
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                1     1,502      19,129

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 23.0

Remarks
NATIONALLY RENOWNED NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY IS 
LOCATED IN IN EVANSTON.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY    ACADEMIC INSTITUTION   10,858                      0
                         
NORTH SHORE UNIVERSITY     ADMIN & GEN HOSPITAL    4,377                      0
HEALTH SYSTEM            
EVANSTON SCHOOL            ELEMENTARY SCHOOL       1,550                      0
DISTRICT #65             
RESURRECTION HEALTHCARE    GENERAL HOSPITAL        1,176                      0
                         
CITY OF EVANSTON           LOCAL GOV'T               828                      0
                         
PRESBYTERIAN HOMES         NURSING HOME              622                      0
                         
EVANSTON TOWNSHIP          PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL        544                      0
HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT #202
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL       NON-PROFIT SERVICE        535                      0
                         
JEWEL/OSCO FOOD            FOOD/DRUG STORES          418                      0
STORES                   
C. E. NEIHOFF &            MANUFACTURING             415                      0
CO.                      

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for COOK COUNTY                             
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force 2,608,543
             Unemployed 241,400
             Percentage   9.30%
         Total Employed 2,367,143
          Manufacturing  16.90%
      Non-Manufacturing  82.70%
            Agriculture   0.40%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   3
            Number won by union   1
          Number won by company   2
      Work stoppage occurences
            within last 5 years   0
   Number of employees involved       0

Wage Rates
Wage rates for experienced workers in selected occupations working in the  Econ Dev Reg 4 NE       

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 21.99  $ 42.79   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 17.96  $ 28.46
Assembler-Electronic     $ 10.03  $ 18.55   Office Clerk             $ 10.24  $ 17.31
Assembler-Production     $  8.90  $ 15.90   Secretary                $ 11.27  $ 19.38
Computer Operator        $ 13.97  $ 24.67   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 11.29  $ 20.05
Computer Programmer      $ 22.52  $ 45.04   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.24  $ 17.14
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.35  $ 17.67   Systems Analyst          $ 23.06  $ 40.68
Drill or Punch Press     $  9.70  $ 17.57   Technician               $ 16.39  $ 30.95
Engineer                 $ 23.90  $ 40.56   Tool & Die Maker         $ 17.11  $ 29.54
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  9.16  $ 14.39   Warehouse Worker         $ 10.83  $ 17.13
Laborer                  $  8.76  $ 24.21   Welder                   $ 13.32  $ 21.41
Machinist                $ 13.04  $ 23.10   Word Processor           $ 12.52  $ 20.46

Remarks
Wage Rates 2011 from IL Dept of Employment 
Security Website.  Add'l Employers: Whole Foods 
Market, organic & natural foods, 305.  Mather 
Lifeways, McDougal Littell, United Methodist 
Church, Dominick's Food Stores, Solucient LLC, ZS 
Associates, Pivot Point, Spartech Plastics, 
Target, Home Depot.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       5        Protestant Churches  69
                 Number of Rooms     726          Catholic Churches   6
                     Restaurants     150          Jewish Synagogues   4
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     700              Country Clubs   6
             Public Golf Courses       1               Health Clubs   2
            Public Tennis Courts      34      Public Swimming Pools   0
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River MICHIGAN/CANAL                                    

Remarks
EVANSTON IS LOCATED ALONG 3.5 MILES OF LAKE 
MICHIGAN SHORELINE; ALSO HAS 80 PARKS, 5 BEACHES. 
 2 BUDDHIST TEMPLES, 1 MOSQUE.

Tax Structure

Property tax rates per $100 assessed valuation. 
Valuation is 33.3% of real property except in Cook
 County where residential is assessed at 10%, 
commercial and industrial property is assessed at 
25%.

Property Tax Rates
    Year 2012          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate 9.50%
    City  1.5510%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.5310%          2011       2010              Electricity  0.00%
  School  5.6760%         6.8010%    6.1360%            Natural Gas  5.00%
Other(s)  0.6640%                                         Telephone  6.00%
   Total  8.4220%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks
The assessed value of a residential property 
represents 10% of its market value; the assessed 
value of a commercial property represents 25% of 
market value.  Electricity .0061/kwh 1st 2,000 
hrs.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
                                                                        
Economic Dev Division                Economic Dev Division    
City of Evanston                     City of Evanston                   
2100 Ridge Avenue                    2100 Ridge Avenue                  
Evanston, IL  602012798              Evanston, IL  602012798
Phone (847) 448-8100                 Phone (847) 448-8100
  Fax (   )    -                       Fax (   )    -    

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 60204  60201    Rep Dist             4   17    18               
            60202  60203    Senate Dist         2                           
                            Congressional Dist  9               


Remarks
City E-Mail: 
economicdevelopment@cityofevanston.org
City Website: http://www.cityofevanston.org

Last updated 07/31/2013
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