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Evans is a census-designated place (CDP) in Columbia County, Georgia, United States. It is an affluent suburb of Augusta and is part of the Augusta – Richmond County Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 29,011 at the 2010. 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.
As of the census of 2000, there were 17,727 people, 6,319 households, and 4,973 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,784.1 people per square mile (688.6/km²). There were 6,632 housing units at an average density of 667.5 per square mile (257.6/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 femal
es 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.
Evans is served by the Columbia County Public School System.
Eight public elementary schools serve Evans: Bel Air Elementary, Blue Ridge Elementary, Evans Elementary, Greenbrier Elementary, Lewiston Elementary, River Ridge Elementary, Riverside Elementary, and South Columbia Elementary
Six public middle schools serve Evans: Columbia Middle School, Evans Middle School, Greenbrier Middle School, Lakeside Middle School, Riverside Middle School, and Stallings Island Middle School
Four public high schools serve Evans: Evans High School, Greenbrier High School, Lakeside High School, and as of fall 2009, Grovetown High School.