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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,767
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens6.2%
Employed Population 16+10,464
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married48.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.9%
Median Earnings25+$31,807
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,709
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,530

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,489
% Above Poverty Level86.5%
% Below Poverty Level13.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone19.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,068
Median House Value$159,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.2%
German15%
Irish7%
English5.5%
Italian2.8%
Polish2.1%
French Except Basque1.5%
Norwegian1.5%
Scottish1.1%
Swedish1.1%
Dutch1%
Russian1%
Czech0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Slovak0.3%
African0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Evans Almanac

CategoryValue
County Weld County
Standard Zip Codes80620, 80634, 80645
Phone Area Codes970
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude40.37
Approximate Longitude-104.69

Evans Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGREELEY UNC
Distance1.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 40 F
Apr Temp36 to 63 F
Jul Temp59 to 89 F
Oct Temp37 to 66 F
Annual Precip14.2 inches
StationLONGMONT 2 ESE
Distance24.5 miles
Jan Temp12 to 42 F
Apr Temp32 to 62 F
Jul Temp55 to 89 F
Oct Temp33 to 67 F
Annual Precip14.1 inches
StationWATERDALE
Distance27.9 miles
Jan Temp14 to 42 F
Apr Temp32 to 61 F
Jul Temp54 to 87 F
Oct Temp34 to 65 F
Annual Precip17 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Gilcrest951$53,393
Greeley98,975$60,163
Kersey1,664$72,500
La Salle2,588$56,645
Milliken6,157$79,488

Evans Public Schools

Centennial Elementary School
1400 37th Street
ZIP: 80620
Primary
Total Enrollment 591
Chappelow K-8 Magnet School
2001 34th Street
ZIP: 80620
Primary
Total Enrollment 717
Dos Rios Elementary School
2201 34th Street
ZIP: 80620
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
Heiman Elementary School
3500 Palermo
ZIP: 80620
Primary
Total Enrollment 704
Union Colony Elementary School
1051 29th Street Rd
ZIP: 80620
Primary
Total Enrollment 441
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