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Evans, West Virginia
Evans, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Evans, West Virginia
Evans, West Virginia
Location in West Virginia
Evans, West Virginia is located in the United States
Evans, West Virginia
Evans, West Virginia
Location in the United States
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Jackson
 • Total 22.084 sq mi (57.197 km2)
 • Land 21.954 sq mi (56.861 km2)
 • Water 0.1300 sq mi (0.3367 km2)
 • Total 1,710
 • Density 77.43/sq mi (29.90/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes

Evans is an unincorporated community in western Jackson County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along West Virginia Route 87 west of the city of Ripley, the county seat of Jackson County. Its elevation is 594 feet (181 m). Although Evans is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 25241. Evans is home to 20 businesses that employ 70 individuals.


According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Evans is 1,710, including 867 males and 843 females. The racial make-up of the town is 99.41% White, 0.11% African American, 0.23% Hispanic, 0.52% Asian, and 0.11% other races. There are 678 households located in Evans with 2.52 persons per household.

Public Education

Evans Elementary School is the only public school in Evans. Their mascot is the Bears, and it serves grades PK-5 in the Jackson County School district. The school has been named a West Virginia School of Excellence and is among the few public schools in West Virginia to receive a distinguished GreatSchools Rating of 9 out of 10 (the only school in Jackson County to do so).

Community Organizations

Evans Community Initiative

Since 1994, Evans Community Initiative, Inc. (ECI) has contributed to improving Evans, West Virginia. As a non-profit organization, ECI strives to make Evans the very best family-oriented community all residents can continue to be proud of and enjoy. ECI is dedicated to creating a safe and beautiful environment for local families and for the next generation of families to come. From building a walking track and outdoor classroom located next to Evans Elementary, to providing support to bring new outdoor toys and recreational areas to the school's playground, ECI continues to impact lives throughout the community.

Notable people

National Hispanic Heritage Month on Kiddle
Notable Hispanic authors
Gustavo Gac-Artigas
Lucia M. Gonzalez
Meg Medina
R. J. Palacio
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