Learn more about Evanston, Illinois
Evanston, Illinois produces a lot of actors and entertainers. Some of the biggest names in Hollywood got their start in this village. A sample of some of those stars is Marlon Brando, John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Robert Falls, Charlton Heston, Seth Meyers, William Petersen and Jeremy Piven. So it's not surprising that Evanston is the filming site of more than 70 movies, including ‘Sixteen Candles,' ‘Home Alone 3,' ‘Nothing in Common' and ‘Rookie of the Year.' Both ‘Mean Girls' and ‘Cheaper by the Dozen' have characters live in Evanston, although they didn't actually shoot scenes in the village.
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is also from Evanston, Illinois.
Evanston has had several nicknames over the years, including Heavenston, The City of Churches, The City of Homes, The People's Republic of Evanston, E-Town, Skevanston and Da Town.
Other Evanston, Illinois stats:
Median resident age: 34.6 years, Illinois average age: 42.2 years old.
The average household size was 2.25, and the average family size was 3.05.
Zip codes: 60208
Source: 2010 U.S. Census
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