Hays County TX Information


Hays County Subdivisions

Hays County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 211,721
Daytime Population: Workers 70,407
Daytime Population: Residents 114,532
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 184,939
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 203,681
Population in Familes 158,792
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,040
Population Density2 312
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $64,393
Average Household Income $86,871
Per Capita Income $31,233


Total Housing Units 79,628 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46,455 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 27,521 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,652 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $225,458
Average Home Value $280,644


Total Households 73,976
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 48,284
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 4.2% 4.15%
Households 4.11% 4.2%
Families 4.02% 4.14%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.2%


Hays County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hays County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 24 91st
Population Density # 21 92nd
Diversity Index # 46 82nd
Median Household Income # 19 93rd
Per Capita Income # 27 90th

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