A comparison of GINI Coefficients between Evanston and the national average.
The GINI index, a measure of statistical dispersion intended to represent income distribution, is used to assess income inequality. This number, which ranges between 0 and 1, is based on residents' net income and helps define the gap between the rich and the poor, with 0 representing perfect equality and 1 representing perfect inequality.
2011-2015 Evanston community-wide solid waste data, all weights are in tons. This table includes weights for all the major waste hauling contracts the City has with private haulers as well as recycling and waste hauling that the City does with its own internal trucks and labor. All numbers are annual weights except for Total Yard Waste, because the service is only available to residents from April - November. Municipal wastes are included in the Commercial rates.