Evanston is a city in the Chicagoland area. Located in Cook County, Illinois, United States, it situated on the North Shore along Lake Michigan. Evanston is 12 miles north of Downtown Chicago, bordered by Chicago to the south, Skokie to the west, Wilmette to the north, and Lake Michigan to the east. Evanston is home to Northwestern University, one of the world's leading research universities. Evanston is known for its socially liberal politics and ethnically diverse population.
Among the top employers in the city are: Northwestern University, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston-Skokie School District 65, Saint Francis Hospital,City of Evanston,Presbyterian Homes, Rotary International, Evanston Township High School District 202,Jewel/Osco,C.E. Niehoff & Co.
Evanston has a population of over 74,110 people. Evanston also forms part of the wider Chicago metropolitan area which has a population of over 9,729,825 people.