|• Total||26.6 sq mi (68.8 km2)|
|• Land||25.3 sq mi (65.4 km2)|
|• Water||1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)|
|Elevation||417 ft (127 m)|
|• Density||1,148/sq mi (443.3/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0355729|
Evans is a census-designated place (CDP) in Columbia County, Georgia, United States. It is a suburb of Augusta and is part of the Augusta metropolitan area. The population was 29,011 at the 2010 census, up from 17,727 at the 2000 census.
Evans, possibly named after Confederate General Clement A. Evans, is the de facto county seat of Columbia County, although Appling still holds the de jure designation. The Columbia County Government Center, the Government Complex Addition, and the Columbia County Courthouse Annex are all located in Evans. In 2020, Evans, Georgia was named the nation’s top place to live by Money Magazine .
Evans is located in eastern Columbia County, bordered to the northeast by the Savannah River, which forms the South Carolina state line. To the southeast is the town of Martinez. Downtown Augusta is 11 miles (18 km) to the southeast.
The original community of Evans is centered on North Belair Road (Georgia State Route 383 (SR 383)) southwest of Washington Road (SR 104). The community extends west from this point to Gibbs Road and Crawford Creek and south as far as Columbia Road (SR 232), but most of the settled area is north of Washington Road and Evans to Locks Road, extending west as far as Little Kiokee Creek and east to Stevens Creek Dam on the Savannah River.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 26.6 square miles (68.8 km2), of which 25.3 square miles (65.4 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.3 km2), or 4.87%, is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 29,010 people, 6,319 households, and 4,973 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,784.1 people per 688.6 square miles (1,783 km2). There were 6,632 housing units at an average density of 667.5 per 257.6 square miles (667 km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.61% White, 10.22% African American, 0.25% Native American, 2.69% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.23% of the population.
There were 6,319 households, out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.9% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.3% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.15.
In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 28.4% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $66,200, and the median income for a family was $76,128. Males had a median income of $49,863 versus $30,002 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,280. About 2.9% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.
- I-20 (Carl Sanders Highway)
- SR 104 (Washington Road)
- SR 232 (Columbia Road)
- SR 383 (North Belair Road)
Pedestrians and cycling
- Euchee Creek Greenway (Under construction)
Evans is served by the Columbia County Public School System.
Eight public elementary schools serve Evans: Blue Ridge Elementary, Brookwood Elementary, Evans Elementary, Greenbrier Elementary, Lewiston Elementary, Martinez Elementary, North Columbia Elementary, River Ridge Elementary, Parkway Elementary, Riverside Elementary, Stevens Creek Elementary, and South Columbia Elementary.
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