Evans is a Home Rule Municipality located in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 18,537 at the 2010 census, and estimated at 21,205 as of July 1, 2019, by the Census Bureau.
Named for the second Territorial Governor of Colorado, John Evans, 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 burned the courthouse down with the county seat documents. The town was incorporated in 1885.
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.
Evans is located at 40°22′46″N 104°42′38″W (40.379310, −104.710450).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.5 square miles (27 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,514 people, 3,277 households, and 2,359 families living 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.