Evans Mills, New York

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Evans Mills, New York
Evans Mills, New York is located in New York
Evans Mills, New York
Evans Mills, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 44°5′19″N 75°48′26″W / 44.08861°N 75.80722°W / 44.08861; -75.80722Coordinates: 44°5′19″N 75°48′26″W / 44.08861°N 75.80722°W / 44.08861; -75.80722
Country United States
State New York
County Jefferson
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 423 ft (129 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 621
 • Density 780/sq mi (310/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 13637
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-24823
GNIS feature ID 0949734

Evans Mills is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The population was 621 at the 2010 census.

The Village of Evans Mills in within the Town of Le Ray and is northeast of Watertown.


The village was founded around 1802, but the mills were not erected until 1806. In the middle of the 19th Century, the community was briefly called "Evansville." It was named for Ethni Evans, a mill owner.[1]

Evans Mills became an incorporated village in 1874. Its population was then about 500.


Evans Mills is located at 44°5′19″N 75°48′26″W / 44.08861°N 75.80722°W / 44.08861; -75.80722 (44.088555, -75.807193).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.

Evans Mills is near the west side of Fort Drum. It is located on County Road 16 (Willow Street).


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 605 people, 251 households, and 163 families residing in the village. The population density was 768.8 people per square mile (295.7/km²). There were 276 housing units at an average density of 350.7 per square mile (134.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.05% White, 2.48% African American, 0.33% Native American, 1.49% Asian, and 1.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

There were 251 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $40,750, and the median income for a family was $44,886. Males had a median income of $33,281 versus $21,641 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,358. About 12.4% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.9% of those under age 18 and 14.9% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 122. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.