Hays, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 21,038 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.1%
 
Males: 10,156  (48.3%)
Females: 10,882  (51.7%)
Median resident age:  29.1 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67601.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,503 (it was $31,501 in 2000)
Hays:

$42,503
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,905 (it was $18,565 in 2000)

Hays city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $150,422 (it was $89,300 in 2000)
Hays:

$150,422
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $148,934; Detached houses: $154,018; Townhouses or other attached units: $172,633; In 2-unit structures: $180,925; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $107,896; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $93,510; Mobile homes: $33,807; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $25,176

Median gross rent in 2012: $584.

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  • White alone - 18,879 (90.6%)
  • Hispanic - 919 (4.4%)
  • Asian alone - 308 (1.5%)
  • Black alone - 275 (1.3%)
  • Two or more races - 273 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 36 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 35 (0.2%)

Races in Hays detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hays: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (45.8%), Irish (9.8%), English (7.5%), United States (5.3%), French (3.2%), Russian (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1867

Elevation: 2010 feet

Land area: 7.59 square miles.

Population density: 2,771 people per square mile   (average).

Hays,KS real estate house value index trend

Hays, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Hays:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hays city:

  • Never married: 40.0%
  • Now married: 44.5%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

544 residents are foreign born (0.9% Asia).

This city:  2.6%
Kansas:  6.5%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 23 registered sex offenders living in Hays, Kansas as of May 24, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Hays to the number of sex offenders is 913 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,857 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,932 (1.4%)

Hays satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (135.7 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (443.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Munjor, KS (2.4 miles ), Catharine, KS (2.6 miles) , Victoria, KS (3.1 miles ), Schoenchen, KS (3.4 miles ), Ellis, KS (3.7 miles ), Liebenthal, KS (3.9 miles) , Gorham, KS (4.0 miles ), La Crosse, KS (4.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 24 buildings, average cost: $158,900
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $153,700
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $106,600
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $105,600
  • 2001: 42 buildings, average cost: $102,700
  • 2002: 58 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 2003: 62 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 2004: 23 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2005: 20 buildings, average cost: $177,400
  • 2006: 28 buildings, average cost: $144,200
  • 2007: 40 buildings, average cost: $208,400
  • 2008: 24 buildings, average cost: $240,800
  • 2009: 35 buildings, average cost: $213,300
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $236,100
  • 2011: 25 buildings, average cost: $241,500
  • 2012: 28 buildings, average cost: $251,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.88 N, Longitude: 99.32 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,188 (+10.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 10,496 (85.4%)

Area code: 785

Hays household income distribution Hays home values distribution

Crime rates in Hays by Year
Type 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1200100000
per 100,000 5.010.00.00.05.10.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 224128857136
per 100,000 10.010.020.160.740.739.824.534.163.028.8
Robberies 3526632246
per 100,000 15.025.010.030.330.514.99.89.719.428.8
Assaults 17314354424754535386
per 100,000 85.2155.0216.0273.1213.5233.7264.6258.1256.8413.0
Burglaries 1968175871238152737266
per 100,000 981.8404.9376.7440.0625.3402.7254.8355.5348.8317.0
Thefts 500546490508457481426542455521
per 100,000 2504.52729.62461.32569.42323.12391.32087.72639.12204.52502.0
Auto thefts 28202929181824152634
per 100,000 140.3100.0145.7146.791.589.5117.673.0126.0163.3
Arson 11142524673
per 100,000 5.055.020.110.125.49.919.629.233.914.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 292.8) 205.3198.1185.7240.7222.9200.0174.0203.8215.1233.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Hays detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 51 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Kansas average:

2.68

Hays tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.5%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,336 (+7.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Registered nurses (3%)

Work and jobs in Hays: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Hays, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Hays-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 94% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/31/1964, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.0 miles away from the Hays city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 10/16/1980, a category F3 tornado 5.7 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hays-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 180.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 22.6 miles away from Hays center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 143.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 408.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 326.6 miles away from Hays center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 14.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ellis County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hays topographic map

Birthplace of: Jeff Colyer - Politician, Frances Tilton Weaver - Lawyer, Kathryn O'Loughlin McCarthy - Politician, Willard Schmidt - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Hays:

  • HAYS MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 2220 CANTERBURY DRIVE)
  • HOSPICE OF HAYS MEDICAL CTR (2220 CANTERBURY DRIVE)
  • ST ANTHONY HOSPITAL (2220 CANTERBURY RD)
  • RENAL CARE GROUP - HAYS (2905 CANTERBURY DR.)
  • GOOD SAM SOCIETY HOME HEALTH OF CENTRAL KS (205 EAST 7TH STREET SUITE 300A)
  • PROFESSIONAL HOME HEALTH SERVICES (1307 LAWRENCE DRIVE)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - HAYS (2700 CANAL BLVD)
  • HAYS GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (2700 CANAL BLVD)
  • ST JOHNS OF HAYS (24TH AND CANTERBURY RD)
  • VIA CHRISTI VILLAGE - HAYS INC (2225 CANTERBURY DR)

Airports and heliports located in Hays:

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Colleges/Universities in Hays:

  • Fort Hays State University (Full-time enrollment: 8,728; Location: 600 Park St; Public; Website: www.fhsu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Hays Academy of Hair Design (FT enrollment: 104; Location: 1214 East 27th Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.haysacademy.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Hays:

  • Barton County Community College (about 46 miles; Great Bend, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,108)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 95 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 127 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Newman University (about 135 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Friends University (about 135 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 136 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Wichita State University (about 137 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)

Public high school in Hays:

Private high school in Hays:

  • THOMAS MORE PREP MARIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 238; Location: 1701 HALL ST; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Hays:

Private elementary/middle schools in Hays:

  • HOLY FAMILY ELEMENTARY (Students: 337; Location: 1800 MILNER ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • HIGH PLAINS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 36; Location: 2700 CANTERBURY DR; Grades: PK - 9)
  • MARANATHA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 6; Location: 1410 TOULON AVE; Grades: 1 - 8)
See full list of schools located in Hays

Library in Hays:

  • HAYS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,290,294; Location: 1205 MAIN ST.; 151,642 books; 15,235 audio materials; 16,304 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 207 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Hays: Smoky Hill Country Club (A), Hays Wastewater Treatment Plant (B), Hays Water Plant (C), Fort Hays State University President's Residence (D), Fort Hays State University Lewis Field Stadium (E), Fort Hays State University Gross Memorial Coliseum (F), Ellis County Law Enforcement (G), Kansas Highway Patrol Troop D Headquarters (H), Fort Hays State University Police Department (I), KBSH - TV (Hays) (J), Hays Police Department (K), Ellis County Courthouse (L), Sternberg Museum of Natural History (M), Fort Hays State University Forsythe Library (N), Fort Hays State University Wiest Hall (O), Fort Hays State University McMindes Hall (P), Fort Hays State University Custer Hall (Q), Fort Hays State University Agnew Hall (R), Hays Fire Department (S), Ellis County Emergency Medical Services (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Oak Plaza Shopping Center (1), The Mall (2), Northridge Shopping Center (3), Centennial Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hays include: High Plains Baptist Church (A), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (B), Agape Southern Baptist Church (C), Saint Michael's Episcopal Church (D), Hays Christian Church (E), First United Methodist Church of Hays (F), Church of Christ (G), Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church (H), First Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Allen Cemetery (1), Saint Joseph Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hays include: 8th and Vine (1), Elizabeth Polly Park (2), Daniel G Rupp Memorial Park (3), Aubel Bickle Park (4), Sunrise Park (5), Frontier Park (6), Pratt Optimist Soccer Park (7), Ekey Park (8), Frank Stramel Baseball Fields (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Ellis County Historical Society Musem STRE & Achvs (Museums; 100 West 7th Street), Volunteer Opportunities - Historic Fort (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1472 USHighway 183 Alt), Lucky Bucks Bingo (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4340 North Vine Street), Hays Miniature Golf & Batting Cages (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1207 Vine Street), Hays Convention & Visitors Bureau (1301 Pine Street), Mooretours International Inc (Tours & Charters; 132 West 9th Street), All American Tours Inc (Tours & Charters; Po Box 1034).

Hotels: Hampton Inn (Highway 183 North), Holiday Inn (3603 Vine Street), Supertel Hospitality Inc (111 West 38th Street), Midway Motel (20th & Vine), Budget Host Villa Inn (8th And Vine), Best Western Vagabond Motel-To Send A Facsimile (2524 Vine Street), Holiday Inn - Stadium Club (3603 Vine Street), Econo Lodge Hays (3503 Vine Street), Comfort Inn and Suites (1001 East 41st Street).

Courts: Court Trustee (3000 Broadway Avenue), Kansas Corporation Commission Oil & Gas Regulatory Office (2301 East 13th Street).

Ellis County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 69.3. This is about average.

City:

69.3
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.673. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.673
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.6
U.S.:

32.0

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hays and their reported violations in the past:

HAYS, CITY OF (Population served: 20,993, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1993, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-1993), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-17-1993), St Compliance achieved (SEP-27-1993), St Intentional no-action (DEC-03-1993)
ELLIS CO RWD 6 (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
HAYS SUBURBAN ESTATES (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hays that have no violations reported:

  • ELLIS CO RWD 1C (Population served: 270, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • BUFFALO HILLS PARK (Population served: 93, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.0%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.8% for Black residents, 39.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 28.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.3%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.5%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Hays in 2010:

  • 733 people in college/university student housing
  • 123 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 35 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in Hays in 2000:

  • 837 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 138 people in nursing homes
  • 62 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 25 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Hays, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Hays compared to Kansas state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Arena or stadium:
  • Gross Memorial Coliseum. Fort Hays State University.

Banks with branches in Hays (2011 data):

  • Commerce Bank: Hays State Univ Branch, Hays Main Branch, Hays North Branch. Info updated 2011/07/07: Bank assets: $20,493.6 mil, Deposits: $16,805.3 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 206 total offices, Holding Company: Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
  • Emprise Bank: Handy Bank-West Branch, Emprise National Hays Branch, Handy Bank - East Branch. Info updated 2011/04/13: Bank assets: $1,461.9 mil, Deposits: $1,282.4 mil, headquarters in Wichita, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 42 total offices, Holding Company: Emprise Financial Corporation
  • Sunflower Bank, National Association: Hays Main Office at 1010 East 27th Street, branch established on 1930/03/08; Hays North Branch at 4720 Roth Avenue, branch established on 1992/10/15. Info updated 2011/09/20: Bank assets: $1,733.8 mil, Deposits: $1,299.6 mil, headquarters in Salina, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: Sunflower Financial, Inc.
  • Equity Bank, A National Association: Hays Branch at 2428 Vine Street, branch established on 2004/09/24. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $605.9 mil, Deposits: $476.4 mil, headquarters in Andover, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Equity Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Hays Branch at 1200 East 27th Street, branch established on 1921/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • First National Bank: at 1100 Fort Street, branch established on 1903/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $87.1 mil, Deposits: $74.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Kansas Pacific Investments, Llc
  • Golden Belt Bank, FSA: 1101 E 27th St Branch at 1101 East 27th Street, branch established on 1920/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $126.9 mil, Deposits: $99.2 mil, headquarters in Ellis, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Bank of Hays: Bank Of Hays at 1000 West 27th Street, branch established on 1907/08/21. Info updated 2008/04/18: Bank assets: $191.1 mil, Deposits: $159.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Hanston Insurance Agency, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Hays, Kansas:

  • Hampton Inn Of Hays, 3801 Vine St, Hays, KS 67601 , Phone: (785) 625-8103
  • Holiday Inn Of Hays, 3603 Vine St, Hays, KS 67601 , Phone: (785) 625-7371
  • Econolodge, 3503 Vine St, Hays, KS 67601 , Phone: (785) 625-4839, Fax: (785) 625-5304
  • Super 8 Motel - Hays, 3730 Vine St, Hays, KS 67601 , Phone: (785) 625-8048, Fax: (785) 625-4392
  • Motel 6, 3404 Vine St, Hays, KS 67601 , Phone: (785) 625-4282
  • Days Inn, 3205 Vine, Hays, KS 67601 , Phone: (785) 628-8261
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 1001 E 41st St, Hays, KS 67601 , Phone: (785) 625-9322, Fax: (785) 625-9327
  • Fairfield Inn, 377 Mopar Dr, Hays, KS 67601 , Phone: (785) 625-3344
  • 6 other hotels and motels
All 14 fire-safe hotels and motels in Hays, Kansas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Hays travel time to work - commute Hays mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Hays city (based on Ellis County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.09%
Here: 49.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents67.2%10.8%7.8%2.2%2.0%
Congregations16.7%8.3%12.5%4.2%4.2%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Southern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents1.9%1.5%1.2%1.2%4.2%
Congregations4.2%8.3%8.3%4.2%29.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Ellis County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Ellis County:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Ellis County:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

9.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Ellis County:

28.8%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.3%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$47,395$51,7042$2,077
Other Government Administration 13$67,233$62,0618$3,881
Police Protection - Officers 32$135,001$50,6252$1,140
Police - Other 7$18,620$31,9201$1,058
Firefighters 23$92,643$48,3350$0
Fire - Other 1$2,745$32,9400$0
Streets and Highways 15$48,538$38,8300$0
Airports 3$11,409$45,6360$0
Solid Waste Management 9$27,985$37,3130$0
Sewerage 8$34,576$51,8642$1,176
Parks and Recreation 19$63,163$39,8923$2,735
Natural Resources 1$5,194$62,3280$0
Water Supply 16$52,972$39,7292$1,856
Other and Unallocable 21$64,264$36,7225$1,794
Totals for Government 179$671,738$45,03325$15,717

Hays government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $1,335,000 ($63.46)
    General - Other: $1,303,000 ($61.94)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $8,473,000 ($402.75)
    Police Protection: $1,832,000 ($87.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,200,000 ($57.04)
    Libraries: $1,050,000 ($49.91)
    Local Fire Protection: $991,000 ($47.11)
    Central Staff Services: $934,000 ($44.40)
    Water Utilities: $897,000 ($42.64)
    Sewerage: $706,000 ($33.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $544,000 ($25.86)
    Financial Administration: $430,000 ($20.44)
    Regular Highways: $359,000 ($17.06)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $222,000 ($10.55)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $201,000 ($9.55)
    Air Transportation: $162,000 ($7.70)
    Public Welfare - Other: $152,000 ($7.23)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $23,000 ($1.09)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $776,000 ($36.89)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $535,000 ($25.43)
    Air Transportation: $4,000 ($0.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,862,000 ($278.64)

Hays government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,855,000 ($88.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $857,000 ($40.74)
    All Other: $290,000 ($13.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $178,000 ($8.46)
    Air Transportation: $70,000 ($3.33)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $13,000 ($0.62)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $1,236,000 ($58.75)
    General Local Government Support: $13,000 ($0.62)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $797,000 ($37.88)
    General Revenue, NEC: $602,000 ($28.61)
    Fines and Forfeits: $292,000 ($13.88)
    Special Assessments: $256,000 ($12.17)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,626,000 ($124.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $616,000 ($29.28)
    General Local Government Support: $290,000 ($13.78)
    All Other: $160,000 ($7.61)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,207,000 ($342.57)
    Property: $5,688,000 ($270.37)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,279,000 ($60.79)
    Other Selective Sales: $456,000 ($21.68)
    Other License: $78,000 ($3.71)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $20,000 ($0.95)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $10,000 ($0.48)

Hays government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,448,000 ($924.42)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,712,000 ($889.44)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,096,000 ($99.63)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,360,000 ($64.64)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,985,000 ($94.35)

Hays government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,683,000 ($127.53)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,493,000 ($641.36)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $235,000 ($11.17)

7.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,953 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.42%
Kansas average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Rush County, KS  0.30% ($29,515 average AGI)
from Barton County, KS  0.28% ($26,226)
from Russell County, KS  0.25% ($28,286)


7.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,244 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.38%
Kansas average:

6.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.55% ($32,492 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KS  0.44% ($47,673)
to Russell County, KS  0.31% ($37,771)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hays:

  • KAYS (1400 AM; 1 kW; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KVGB (1590 AM; 5 kW; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hays:

  • KHAZ (99.5 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KJLS (103.3 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KKQY (101.9 FM; HILL CITY, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KZAN (91.7 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY INC.)
  • K242AL (96.3 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY, INC.)
  • K209BH (89.7 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KFIX (96.9 FM; PLAINVILLE, KS; Owner: HULL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHCT (90.9 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KZLS (107.9 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KHOK (100.7 FM; HOISINGTON, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KCAY (95.9 FM; RUSSELL, KS; Owner: WEST CENTRAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRD (88.9 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: THE PRAISE NETWORK INC.)
  • KBGL (106.9 FM; LARNED, KS; Owner: HULL BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hays:

  • KBSH-TV (Channel 7; HAYS, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K25CV (Channel 25; HAYS, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KOOD (Channel 9; HAYS, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP.)
  • KSNC (Channel 2; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • KBDK (Channel 14; HOISINGTON, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSCC-LP (Channel 14; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K38GH (Channel 38; RUSSELL, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Hays fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 21
Total length: 35 meters (115ft)
Total costs: $1,130,000
Total average daily traffic: 56,500
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,319
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 65,243

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 5
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 5
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Hays, KS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hays)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 85 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Hays, KS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 84 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hays)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Hays)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 77 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 128
  • Hazardous Condition: 80
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Hays

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hays, KS
Most common first names in Hays, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John11676.6 years
Mary11479.9 years
Anna7683.1 years
Robert6768.0 years
William6676.8 years
Joseph5477.2 years
George5279.9 years
James5169.7 years
Helen4879.9 years
Albert4177.9 years
Most common last names in Hays, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Leiker9877.7 years
Pfannenstiel6577.5 years
Dreiling6275.8 years
Staab5277.3 years
Wasinger5073.4 years
Schmidt4479.4 years
Rupp4371.1 years
Pfeifer4279.0 years
Ruder4175.6 years
Weigel4174.8 years
Businesses in Hays, KS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture2
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts1Marriott1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's1Maurices1
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's2
Bath & Body Works1Motel 61
Baymont Inn2New Balance4
Best Western1Nike2
Burger King1Payless1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut2
Comfort Inn1Quality1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Ramada1
FedEx2Rue211
Ford1SAS Shoes1
GNC1SONIC Drive-In1
GameStop1Sears1
Goodwill2Sleep Inn1
H&R Block1Subway2
Hilton1Super 81
Holiday Inn1Toyota1
Home Depot1True Value1
IHOP1U-Haul2
JCPenney1UPS5
Jimmy John's1Vans2
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Knights Inn1Village Inn1
Kroger3Walmart1
La-Z-Boy2Wendy's1

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  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Motor vehicle and parts dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2005 to 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #10 (67601) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German Russian first ancestries"
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