Evanston: Diverse but Divided

Did you know?
more than 80 percent of Evanston’s white residents live in just two of the city’s nine wards?

More demographics, facts, and figures about our town from Evanston resident and diversity and inclusion trainer Gilo Kwesi Cornell Logan, president of Logan Consulting Services (loganconsultingservices.com). Dr. Logan presented this information, from the 2010 census, at a meeting held by Enrich Evanston, to discuss how Evanston can increase it’s inclusion in the arts. 

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Gilo Kwesi Cornell Logan, President, Logan Consulting Services

How can we make Evanston more equitable, integrated, and inclusive?

There are 75,000 people living in Evanston …

…more than 80 percent of Evanston’s white residents

live in just two of the city’s nine wards.

…more than 80 percent of Evanston’s black residents

live in three of the city’s nine wards.

…21 percent of Evanstonians

have an annual income of less than $50,000.

…25 percent of Evanstonians

have incomes between $50,000 and $100,000.

…35 percent of Evanstonians

have incomes of $100,000 to $200,000.

…20 percent of Evanstonians

have incomes greater than $200,000.

Evanston’s median income is $106,000.

… only 3 out of 10 African American kids are kindergarten ready.

… 37 percent of D65 families are low income (federal guidelines)

… 80 percent of black students who attend public school

are from low-income families.

… 75 percent of Latino students who attend public schools

are from low-income families.

… 10 percent of white students who attend public school

are from low-income families.

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#DearEvanston

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