Evans, Colorado

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City of Evans, Colorado
City
Location in Weld County and the state of Colorado
Location in Weld County and the state of Colorado
Location of Colorado in the United States
Location of Colorado in the United States
Coordinates: 40°22′46″N 104°42′38″W / 40.37944°N 104.71056°W / 40.37944; -104.71056Coordinates: 40°22′46″N 104°42′38″W / 40.37944°N 104.71056°W / 40.37944; -104.71056
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County[1] Weld County
Established 1867
Incorporated November 15, 1885[2]
Government
 • Type Home Rule Municipality[1]
 • Mayor Lyle Achziger[3]
 • City Manager Aden Hogan, Jr.[4]
Area
 • Total 10.5 sq mi (27.2 km2)
 • Land 10.5 sq mi (27.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[5] 4,652 ft (1,418 m)
Population (2008)
 • Total 18,842
 • Density 1,794.5/sq mi (692.7/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[6] 80620
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-25280
GNIS feature ID 0202732
Highways US 34, US 85
Website City of Evans

The City of Evans is a Home Rule Municipality located in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 9,514 at the 2000 census, and estimated at 18,842 as of July 1, 2008, by the Census Bureau.[7]

History[edit]

Named for the second Territorial Governor of Colorado, John Evans,[8][9] the town was established in 1867 and was Weld County's seat of government twice before Greeley finally captured the honor. Legend in Evans is that the county records were stolen by night-riders from Greeley, who also supposedly burned the courthouse. The town was incorporated in 1885.[10]

Today, Evans, like other towns in Colorado along the South Platte River, is home to a rapidly-growing Hispanic population. Evans has several primary commercial areas located along US 85 just south of its junction with US 34, as well along 23rd Avenue and on 37th Street with new commercial areas developing as the city expands to the west and south of the South Platte River.[11]

Geography[edit]

Evans is located at 40°22′46″N 104°42′38″W / 40.37944°N 104.71056°W / 40.37944; -104.71056 (40.379310, -104.710450)[12].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 9,514 people, 3,277 households, and 2,359 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,489.9 people per square mile (961.6/km²). There were 3,404 housing units at an average density of 890.9 per square mile (344.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.08% White, 0.79% African American, 1.28% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 22.45% from other races, and 3.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 40.08% of the population.

There were 3,277 households out of which 43.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 14.2% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 15.2% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,158, and the median income for a family was $42,983. Males had a median income of $30,938 versus $22,946 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,329. About 9.8% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.6% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

Estimated population in 2007 was 17,912, making Evans one of the fastest growing cities in the state.

Education[edit]

Evans is within Weld County School District Six. As of 2008 zoned elementary schools serving sections of Evans include Centennial, Dos Rios, and Heiman in Evans and Bella Romero Elementary School in an unincorporated section of Weld County.[14] Middle school-aged students are zoned to John Evans Middle School in Greeley,[15] while high school students are zoned to Greeley West High School in Greeley.[16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  3. ^ "Evans City Council". City of Evans, Colorado. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 
  4. ^ "Evans City Manager". City of Evans, Colorado. Retrieved 2008-06-24. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. Retrieved September 12, 2007. 
  7. ^ Census Bureau American FactFinder: http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFPopulation?_event=Search&_name=evans&_state=04000US08&_county=evans&_cityTown=evans&_zip=&_sse=on&_lang=en&pctxt=fph
  8. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 122. 
  9. ^ "Profile for Evans, Colorado, CO". ePodunk. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  10. ^ "Evans, Colorado". City-Data.com. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  11. ^ City of Evans Comprehensive Plan, http://www.cityofevans.org/department.cfm?depID=15#212
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  14. ^ "District 6 Elementary School Boundaries." Weld County School District Six. Retrieved on December 10, 2008.
  15. ^ "District 6 Middle School Boundaries." Weld County School District Six. Retrieved on December 10, 2008.
  16. ^ "District 6 High School Boundaries." Weld County School District Six. Retrieved on December 10, 2008.

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