kids encyclopedia robot

Evans, Colorado facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Evans, Colorado
City of Evans
The Evans Community Complex.
The Evans Community Complex.
Location of the City of Evans in Weld County, Colorado.
Location of the City of Evans in Weld County, Colorado.
Evans, Colorado is located in the United States
Evans, Colorado
Evans, Colorado
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Weld County
Founded 1867
Incorporated November 15, 1885
 • Type Home rule municipality
 • Total 10.526 sq mi (27.263 km2)
 • Land 10.182 sq mi (26.372 km2)
 • Water 0.344 sq mi (0.891 km2)
4,652 ft (1,418 m)
 • Total 22,165
 • Density 2,177/sq mi (841/km2)
 • Metro
328,981 (156th)
 • CSA
3,623,560 (17th)
 • Front Range
Time zone UTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−06:00 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-25280
GNIS feature ID 0202732
Highways US 34, US 85

The City of Evans is a home rule municipality located in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 22,165 at the 2020 United States Census, a 19.57% increase since the 2010 United States Census. Evans is a part of the Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Front Range Urban Corridor.


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.


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.


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%
2020 22,165 19.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 9,514 people, 3,277 households, and 2,359 families living 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.


Evans is within Weld County School District Six. As of 2008 zoned elementary schools serving sections of Evans include Centennial, Dos Rios, and Heiman in Evans and Bella Romero Elementary School in an unincorporated section of Weld County. Middle school-aged students are zoned to Brentwood Middle School in Greeley, while high school students are zoned to Greeley West High School in Greeley.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Evans (Colorado) para niños

Black History Month on Kiddle
Famous African-American Scientists:
Dorothy Vaughan
Charles Henry Turner
Hildrus Poindexter
Henry Cecil McBay
kids search engine
Evans, Colorado Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.