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City of Evans, Colorado
Home Rule Municipality
The Evans Community Complex.
The Evans Community Complex.
Location in Weld County and the state of Colorado
Location in Weld County and the state of Colorado
Location of Colorado in the United States
Location of Colorado in the United States
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Weld County
Established 1867
Incorporated November 15, 1885
Area
 • Total 10.5 sq mi (27.2 km2)
 • Land 10.5 sq mi (27.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 4,652 ft (1,418 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 19,576
 • Density 1,794.5/sq mi (692.7/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 80620
Area code(s) 970
INCITS place code 0825280
GNIS feature ID 0202732
Highways US 34, US 85
Website City of Evans

The City of Evans is a Home Rule Municipality located in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 9,514 at the 2000 census, and estimated at 18,842 as of July 1, 2008, by the Census Bureau.

History

Named for the second Territorial Governor of Colorado, John Evans, the town was established in 1867 and was Weld County's seat of government twice before Greeley finally captured the honor. Legend in Evans is that the county records were stolen by night-riders from Greeley, who also burned the courthouse down with the county seat documents. The town was incorporated in 1885.

Today, Evans, like other towns in Colorado along the South Platte River, is home to a rapidly growing Hispanic population. Evans has several primary commercial areas located along US 85 just south of its junction with US 34, as well along 23rd Avenue and on 37th Street with new commercial areas developing as the city expands to the west and south of the South Platte River.

Geography

Evans is located at 40°22′46″N 104°42′38″W / 40.37944°N 104.71056°W / 40.37944; -104.71056 (40.379310, −104.710450).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.5 square miles (27 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 189
1880 542 186.8%
1890 306 −43.5%
1900 400 30.7%
1910 600 50.0%
1920 505 −15.8%
1930 540 6.9%
1940 792 46.7%
1950 862 8.8%
1960 1,453 68.6%
1970 2,570 76.9%
1980 5,063 97.0%
1990 5,877 16.1%
2000 9,514 61.9%
2010 18,537 94.8%
Est. 2015 21,383 15.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 9,514 people, 3,277 households, and 2,359 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,489.9 people per square mile (961.6/km²). There were 3,404 housing units at an average density of 890.9 per square mile (344.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.08% White, 0.79% African American, 1.28% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 22.45% from other races, and 3.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 40.08% of the population.

There were 3,277 households out of which 43.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the city, the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 14.2% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 15.2% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,158, and the median income for a family was $42,983. Males had a median income of $30,938 versus $22,946 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,329. About 9.8% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.6% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

Estimated population in 2015 was 20,439, making Evans one of the fastest growing cities in the state.


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