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Hays, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Hays had a population of 242 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Hays is located at latitude 30.1215 and longitude -97.8724 in Hays County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hays (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hays County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 728 feet.

The City of Hays (GNIS ID: 2410723) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Hays is located within Kyle-Buda Division of Hays County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hays population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Hays, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 242
Population in Households 242
Population in Familes 223
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,082
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 101
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 86
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 104 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 97 (93.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 ( 4.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $272,500
Average Home Value $293,557


Median Household Income $120,649
Average Household Income $135,010
Per Capita Income $46,318
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.76% 2.81%
Households 1.68% 2.81%
Families 4.33% 2.65%
Median Household Income   0.68%
Per Capita Income   0.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hays, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hays to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1490 15th
Population Density1 # 668 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 867 51st
Median Household Income # 48 97th
Per Capita Income # 86 95th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.