Introduction to Evanston, Wyoming

Evanston, Wyoming, in Uinta county, is 52 miles E of Ogden, Utah and 331 miles W of Denver, Colorado. There are 11,507 residents in the city.

Evanston History

Evanston was named in honor of James E. Evans, who worked as a surveyor for the Union Pacific Railroad. The First Transcontinental Railroad passed through the area in 1868, in the same year Evanston was founded. The city of Evanston was once a major stop on the Lincoln Railway. The area experienced serious change and growth during an oil boom in the 1980s.

Evanston and nearby Attractions

  • Uinta County Museum
  • Bear River State Park
  • Fossil Country Frontier Museum
  • East Canyon State Park
  • J.C. Penney Homestead
  • Rockport State Park

Things To Do In Evanston

Bear River Mall, Front Street Mall and Yellow Creek Shopping Mall are the local shopping centers. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Purple Sage Golf Course. Local museums include the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the Fossil Country Frontier Museum, the Chinese Joss House Museum and the American West Heritage Center. Evanston celebrates the River Festival every June.

Evanston Transportation

Salt Lake City International is the nearest major airport.

Evanston Higher Education

Local universities and colleges include Lake Community College, Weber State University and Utah Valley State College.


Total Population 12,213
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 9.3%
Employed Population 16+ 5,741
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 54.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.2%
Median Earnings25+ $30,213
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,279


Median Family Income $54,625
% Above Poverty Level 84.4%
% Below Poverty Level 15.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 24.8%
Median Gross Rent $623
Median House Value $164,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.7%
US/American 0%
English 24.5%
Irish 6.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Evanston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 52 miles E of Ogden, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 331 miles W of Denver, Colorado
County Uinta
Standard Zip Codes 82930
P.O. Box Zip Codes 82931
Phone Area Codes 307
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.268
Longitude -110.962

Evanston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station EVANSTON 1 E
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 26 to 52 F
Jul Temp 46 to 79 F
Oct Temp 28 to 57 F
Annual Precip 11.5 inches
Station COALVILLE 13 E
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 37 F
Apr Temp 26 to 57 F
Jul Temp 44 to 83 F
Oct Temp 26 to 62 F
Annual Precip 14.9 inches
Distance 29.8 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 27 F
Apr Temp 22 to 52 F
Jul Temp 42 to 81 F
Oct Temp 21 to 57 F
Annual Precip 12.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Evanston, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bear River (82930)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Evanston Public Libraries

Uinta County Library System
Evanston, Wyoming
(307) 789-2770

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Evanston Hospitals

(307) 789-3636
Emergency Service: Yes

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Evanston High Schools

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Serves 910 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

P.O. BOX 177
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 4 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1

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