The statistics were revealed in a recently released report from the U.S. Census Bureau examining the effect of off-campus college students on poverty rates.
According to the report, Evanston's poverty rate would decrease from 13.2 percent to 9 percent if those students were not included, reported Evanston Now.
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Northwestern University has more than 8,300 undergraduate students at its Evanston campus. About 41 percent live off campus or commute, according to the university's website.
Most college students living in Evanston are enrolled at Northwestern University, which has about 8,000 undergraduate students on its Evanston campus. About 60 percent of undergraduates live on campus.
Earlier this month, NU placed 19th on The Princeton Review's ranking of colleges with the worst town/gown relations for 2014, reported Patch. The ranking is based on students' answers to the survey question, "How well do students at your college get along with members of the local community?"Read more on Patch:
Northwestern Ranks 19th on Princeton Review's List of Strained Community Relations
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