Introduction to Evans, Colorado

Evans, Colorado, in Weld county, is 3 miles S of Greeley, Colorado (center to center) and 46 miles N of Denver, Colorado. The city has a population of 9,514.

Evans History

Named after the territorial governor, John Evans, the city was founded in 1867. Known as the ‘Queen City of the Platte’, for a long time, Evans remained the only town in Colorado that allowed liquor and activities such as gambling. Incorporated in 1855, Evans is also known as the 'second' city of Weld County.

Evans and nearby Attractions

  • Weld Library District-Centennial Park Branch
  • Centennial Village Museum
  • Fort Vasquez
  • Boyd Lake State Park
  • Winter Park

Things To Do In Evans

Evans offers a variety of recreational opportunities. The Barbour Ponds State Park, and the Boyd Lake State Park are ideal locations for a family day trip. For people interested in regional history, there are a number of museums including, Meeker Home Museum, and the Plumb Farm Learning Center. The city also offers access to historical sites like Fort Vasquez which was a fur trading post during the 1800s.

Evans Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Denver International Airport.

Evans Higher Education

Higher education opportunities are offered by the Aims Community College, Naropa University, and Colorado State University.


Total Population 19,535
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 6.7%
Employed Population 16+ 9,020
Age of the Population 28


% of people married 51.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16%
Median Earnings25+ $33,430
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,365
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,844


Median Family Income $50,777
% Above Poverty Level 82.4%
% Below Poverty Level 17.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 22.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,000
Median House Value $142,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.6%
US/American 0%
English 5.9%
Irish 8.5%

Evans Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles S of Greeley, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 46 miles N of Denver, Colorado
County Weld
Standard Zip Codes 80620
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.376
Longitude -104.691

Evans Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 40 F
Apr Temp 36 to 63 F
Jul Temp 59 to 89 F
Oct Temp 37 to 66 F
Annual Precip 14.2 inches
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 42 F
Apr Temp 32 to 62 F
Jul Temp 55 to 89 F
Oct Temp 33 to 67 F
Annual Precip 14.1 inches
Distance 27.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 42 F
Apr Temp 32 to 61 F
Jul Temp 54 to 87 F
Oct Temp 34 to 65 F
Annual Precip 17 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gilcrest 982 $44,875
Greeley 95,677 $57,885
Kersey 1,533 $56,146
La Salle 2,559 $55,909
Milliken 5,837 $75,017
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