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Evans, Georgia
Location in Columbia County and the state of Georgia
Location in Columbia County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Columbia
 • Total 26.55 sq mi (68.77 km2)
 • Land 25.27 sq mi (65.44 km2)
 • Water 1.28 sq mi (3.33 km2)
417 ft (127 m)
 • Total 34,536
 • Density 1,366.84/sq mi (527.75/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 706
FIPS code 13-28044
GNIS feature ID 0355729

Evans is a census-designated place (CDP) in Columbia County, Georgia, United States. It is a suburb of Augusta and is part of the Augusta metropolitan area. The population was 29,011 at the 2010 census, up from 17,727 at the 2000 census.

Evans, possibly named after Confederate General Clement A. Evans, is the de facto county seat of Columbia County, although Appling still holds the de jure designation. The Columbia County Government Center, the Government Complex Addition, and the Columbia County Courthouse Annex are all located in Evans. In 2020, Evans, Georgia was named the nation’s top place to live by Money Magazine.


Evans is located in eastern Columbia County, bordered to the northeast by the Savannah River, which forms the South Carolina state line. To the southeast is the town of Martinez. Downtown Augusta is 11 miles (18 km) to the southeast.

The original community of Evans is centered on North Belair Road (Georgia State Route 383) southwest of Washington Road (GA 104). The town extends west from this point to Gibbs Road and Crawford Creek and south as far as Columbia Road (GA 232). Most of the town, however, is north of Washington Road and Evans to Locks Road, extending west as far as Little Kiokee Creek and east to Stevens Creek Dam on the Savannah River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 26.6 square miles (68.8 km2), of which 25.3 square miles (65.4 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.3 km2), or 4.87%, is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 34,536
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Evans racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 24,462 70.83%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 4,013 11.62%
Native American 55 0.16%
Asian 2,235 6.47%
Pacific Islander 32 0.09%
Other/Mixed 1,847 5.35%
Hispanic or Latino 1,892 5.48%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 34,536 people, 11,171 households, and 8,897 families residing in the CDP.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 29,011 people, 6,319 households, and 4,973 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,784.1 people per 688.6 square miles (1,783 km2). There were 6,632 housing units at an average density of 667.5 per 257.6 square miles (667 km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.61% White, 10.22% African American, 0.25% Native American, 2.69% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.23% of the population.

There were 6,319 households, out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.9% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.3% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 28.4% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $66,200, and the median income for a family was $76,128. Males had a median income of $49,863 versus $30,002 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,280. About 2.9% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.


  • I-20
  • SR 104 (Washington Road)
  • SR 232
  • SR 383


Major highways

  • I-20 (Carl Sanders Highway)
  • SR 104 (Washington Road)
  • SR 232 (Columbia Road)
  • SR 383 (North Belair Road)

Pedestrians and cycling

  • Euchee Creek Greenway (Under construction)

Notable residents

  • Adella Colvin
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