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).