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Population in 2010: 1,851. Population change since 2000: +6.9%
Males: 956  (51.7%)
Females: 895  (48.3%)

Median resident age:  39.5 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28635.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,790 (it was $37,642 in 2000)
Hays:

$31,790
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,961

Hays CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $109,241 (it was $73,900 in 2000)
Hays:

$109,241
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $114,821; Detached houses: $127,387; Mobile homes: $36,283

Median gross rent in 2012: $661.

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  • White alone - 1,767 (95.5%)
  • Hispanic - 55 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 10 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hays: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (24.6%), English (19.5%), Irish (17.2%), German (10.1%), French (2.2%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1359 feet

Land area: 6.11 square miles.

Population density: 303 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Hays:

  • High school or higher: 77.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hays CDP:

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 61.6%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

29 residents are foreign born (0.7% Europe).

This place:  2.2%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Hays, North Carolina as of July 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Hays to the number of sex offenders is 154 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $730 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $710 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Winston-Salem, NC (48.8 miles , pop. 185,776).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (73.4 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (415.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Mulberry, NC (1.8 miles ), Fairplains, NC (2.1 miles ), North Wilkesboro, NC (2.4 miles ), Cricket, NC (2.7 miles ), Wilkesboro, NC (2.8 miles ), Millers Creek, NC (2.8 miles ), Ronda, NC (3.1 miles ), Moravian Falls, NC (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 36.25 N, Longitude: 81.12 W

Area code: 336

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.1%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (50%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Retail trade (34%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Management of companies and enterprises (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Hays-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 15% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.6 miles away from the Hays place center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 42.9 miles away from the place center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hays-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 78.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 79.4 miles away from Hays center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 79.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 39.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi) earthquake occurred 97.6 miles away from Hays center
On 2/12/1994 at 02:40:24, a magnitude 3.4 (2.9 ML, 3.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wilkes County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Hays:

  • WILKES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Local, about 7 miles away; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC)
  • HOME CARE OF WILKES REGIONAL M (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC)
  • WILKES SENIOR VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC)

Political contributions by individuals in Hays, NC

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hays:

  • Appalachian State University (about 32 miles; Boone, NC; Full-time enrollment: 14,923)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 35 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 2,172)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 40 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 2,135)
  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 47 miles; Mooresville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,200)
  • Wake Forest University (about 48 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 6,909)
  • Forsyth Technical Community College (about 49 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 4,471)
  • Winston-Salem State University (about 51 miles; Winston-Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 5,588)

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Churches in Hays include: Maple Grove Church (A), Mountain View Church (B), Round Mountain Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Wilkes Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Wilkes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.62
U.S.:

3.63

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

PINEY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between SEP-20-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • One minor monitoring violation

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

  • BLUE RIDGE WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 7239, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.6%
(17.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 74.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.5%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.7%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Hays, NC


6 people in other group homes in 2000

Hays compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Hays (2011 data):

  • First Community Bank: Hays Branch at 5119 Mountain View Rd, branch established on 1990/03/26. Info updated 2011/07/12: Bank assets: $2,144.1 mil, Deposits: $1,561.3 mil, headquarters in Bluefield, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.

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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:

  • Electricity (51%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Hays CDP (based on Wilkes County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.32%
Here58.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents83.4%7.9%1.9%1.6%1.5%
Congregations68.5%12.6%1.6%0.8%0.8%
NameChurches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents0.6%0.6%0.6%0.5%1.5%
Congregations2.4%0.8%0.8%3.1%8.7%
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: 18
Wilkes County:

2.70 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Wilkes County:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Wilkes County:

7.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 50
Here:

7.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Wilkes County:

27.9%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.1%
State:

15.6%

4.08% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,632 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.08%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Surry County, NC  0.32% ($24,720 average AGI)
from Yadkin County, NC  0.23% ($18,698)
from Ashe County, NC  0.20% ($34,255)


4.27% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,005 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.27%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Surry County, NC  0.35% ($41,651 average AGI)
to Iredell County, NC  0.31% ($48,181)
to Yadkin County, NC  0.30% ($23,944)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hays:

  • WKBC (800 AM; 1 kW; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWWC (1240 AM; 1 kW; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSGH (1040 AM; 9 kW; LEWISVILLE, NC; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM, GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT AREA RADIO)
  • WSYD (1300 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: GRANITE CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hays:

  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • WIFM-FM (100.9 FM; ELKIN, NC; Owner: VON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTQR (104.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hays:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hays)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 210-5 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-470 SER (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1825Z , Serial Number: 205-0025, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 09/11/1962
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Steven E Absher, 283 Sawyer Rd, Hays, NC 28635, Other Owners: Elizabeth G Absher
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4744D , Serial Number: 34844, Airworthiness Date: 01/06/1958
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas J Wood, 2920 Middle Fork Rd, Hays, NC 28635
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 152 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 95626 , Serial Number: 15285943, Year manufactured: 1984, Airworthiness Date: 11/09/1984
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Charles Smith, 321 Gambill Creek Rd, Hays, NC 28635, Other Owners: Frances W Smith


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5


Most common first names in Hays, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3074.8 years
William2276.8 years
John2175.9 years
Mary2076.3 years
Paul1274.7 years
Charlie1178.5 years
Ruth971.6 years
David962.7 years
Charles868.1 years
Thomas772.4 years
Most common last names in Hays, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3875.3 years
Brown3674.9 years
Harrold3279.4 years
Wiles2774.1 years
Myers2270.0 years
Blevins2177.4 years
Shumate2171.7 years
Billings1877.3 years
Adams1777.1 years
Cleary1674.7 years
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