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Hays County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2017: 214,485 (68% urban, 32% rural); it was 97,589 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 27,288
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,884
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 21,680
Renter-occupied apartments: 19,073 (it was 11,730 in 2000)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

36%

Land area: 678 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 316 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Hays County: 93.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (31.2%), Educational, health and social services (16.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 19%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Hays County, TX (2017)
    • 115,318118.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 83,71285.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 8,1858.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,2183.3%Asian alone
    • 3,0013.1%Two or more races
    • 7590.8%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2920.3%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

32.0 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years
Males: 107,516  (50.1%)
Females: 106,969  (49.9%)
Average household size:
Hays County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $65,667 ($45,006 in 1999)
This county:

$65,667
Texas:

$59,206

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $925 (lower quartile is $732, upper quartile is $1,202)
This county:

$925
State:

$843


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $234,400 (it was $116,700 in 2000)
Hays:

$234,400
Texas:

$172,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $168,700 - $386,500

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $302,312
Here:

$302,312
State:

$242,762

Townhouses or other attached units: $185,002
Here:

$185,002
State:

$241,439

In 2-unit structures: $123,230
Here:

$123,230
State:

$179,198

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $428,565
Here:

$428,565
State:

$206,604

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $216,552
Here:

$216,552
State:

$271,582

Mobile homes: $73,145
Here:

$73,145
State:

$77,722

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $62,837
Here:

$62,837
State:

$60,875

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,729
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $620

Institutionalized population: 1,287

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 9
  • Assaults: 90
  • Burglaries: 207
  • Thefts: 492
  • Auto thefts: 75

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 55
  • Burglaries: 206
  • Thefts: 552
  • Auto thefts: 94
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 157 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 1998: 363 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 1999: 754 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2000: 727 buildings, average cost: $112,300
  • 2001: 746 buildings, average cost: $83,100
  • 2002: 1091 buildings, average cost: $123,100
  • 2003: 1143 buildings, average cost: $83,000
  • 2004: 1960 buildings, average cost: $100,600
  • 2005: 2124 buildings, average cost: $146,500
  • 2006: 1992 buildings, average cost: $133,200
  • 2007: 1527 buildings, average cost: $135,700
  • 2008: 1348 buildings, average cost: $160,200
  • 2009: 1009 buildings, average cost: $148,400
  • 2010: 1130 buildings, average cost: $145,700
  • 2011: 996 buildings, average cost: $153,900
  • 2012: 1426 buildings, average cost: $177,400
  • 2013: 1517 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 2014: 1756 buildings, average cost: $182,600
  • 2015: 2077 buildings, average cost: $183,200
  • 2016: 1895 buildings, average cost: $196,400
  • 2017: 2862 buildings, average cost: $200,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Hays, TX residents
Average permit cost in Hays, TX
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $5,338 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,085 (1.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Hays, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Hays, TX in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Hays, TX in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.8%
Hays County:

13.8%
Texas:

14.7%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.0% for Black residents, 16.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 46.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.9% for other race residents, 8.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 32.0 years old
(Males: 31.2 years old, Females: 33.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36.7 years old, Black residents: 23.5 years old, American Indian residents: 15.9 years old, Asian residents: 31.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.7 years old, Other race residents: 34.0 years old)

Area name: Austin-Round Rock, TX MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hays County is $658 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $804 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1093 a month.

Cities in this county include: San Marcos, Kyle, Wimberley, Buda, Dripping Springs, Woodcreek, Mountain City, Bear Creek, Hays, Driftwood.

Hays County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Burleson County , Madison County, Florida , St. Martin Parish, Louisiana , Wakulla County, Florida , Harris County , Real County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.8%
Texas:

3.5%

Unemployment by year in Hays, TX
County total employment by year in Hays, TX
County average yearly wages by year in Hays, TX

Current college students: 16,274
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 39.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 18,057 (31.4% naturalized citizens)

Hays County:

8.4%
Whole state:

17.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3,8102010 or later
  • 3,9902000 to 2009
  • 3,7601990 to 1999
  • 1,2911980 to 1989
  • 1,0201970 to 1979
  • 793Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 50.5%

Hays County marital status for males Hays County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 50,214
  • One, attached: 1,160
  • Two: 1,239
  • 3 or 4: 1,802
  • 5 to 9: 2,890
  • 10 to 19: 9,509
  • 20 to 49: 1,961
  • 50 or more: 2,839
  • Mobile homes: 6,890
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 19

Housing units in Hays County with a mortgage: 30,413 (524 second mortgage, 1,564 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14,421

Here:

68.2% with mortgage
State:

57.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hays County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic36,8018
Evangelical Protestant23,42576
Mainline Protestant9,80922
Other6,25314
Black Protestant3103
Orthodox751
None80,434-
Hays County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Hays County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 44
Hays County:

3.10 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 92
This county:

6.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hays County:

6.7%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Hays County:

24.8%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.0%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Hays County:

Average size of farms: 252 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $13,213
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $243.89
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 19.22%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 72.72%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $15,609
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.87%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.78%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $25,074
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.23%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.40
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.02%
Corn for grain: 3084 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3527 harvested acres
Vegetables: 39 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 290 acres

Earthquake activity:

Hays County-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 323.0 miles away from Hays County center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 266.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 74.3 miles away from the county center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 75.1 miles away from Hays County center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 343.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 22, 2015 to October 31, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4245: November 25, 2015, FEMA Id: 4245, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4223: May 29, 2015, FEMA Id: 4223, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 30, 2013 to October 31, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4159: December 20, 2013, FEMA Id: 4159, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Texas Old Bastrop Highway Fire Complex, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to March 16, 2008, Fire Management Assistance Declared: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 2751, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Rim Rock Fire, Incident Period: November 15, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: November 15, 2006, FEMA Id: 2680, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Niederwald Fire, Incident Period: January 11, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: January 11, 2006, FEMA Id: 2617, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Hays County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Fires: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 3 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Hays

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 60,786 (70.4%)
  • Carpooled: 9,795 (11.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,094 (1.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,942 (2.2%)
  • Bicycle: 485 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 3,316 (3.8%)
  • Worked at home: 9,087 (10.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (55%)
  • Honduras (4%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • India (2%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hays County


  • German (8%)
  • American (6%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • English (3%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Hays County, Texas in 2000:

  • 4,439 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,502 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 515 people in halfway houses
  • 495 people in nursing homes
  • 285 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 171 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 114 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 59 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 24 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 12 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 9 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Hays County, Texas in 2010:

  • 5,574 people in college/university student housing
  • 451 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 388 people in state prisons
  • 259 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 176 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 65 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 43 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 26 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 13 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 2 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $77,926.

13.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($64,459 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.50%
Texas average:

7.43%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($150 average AGI)
Hays County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.08%

11.00% relocated from other counties in Texas ($51,586 average AGI)
2.46% relocated from other states ($12,723 average AGI)
Hays County:

2.46%
Texas average:

2.52%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Travis County, TX  5.24% ($64,673 average AGI)
from Bexar County, TX  0.57% ($58,457)
from Williamson County, TX  0.52% ($51,155)
from Harris County, TX  0.52% ($85,045)
from Caldwell County, TX  0.46% ($38,627)
from Comal County, TX  0.42% ($47,024)
from Guadalupe County, TX  0.40% ($36,123)


10.64% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($54,487 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.64%
Texas average:

7.26%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($521 average AGI)
Hays County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.08%

8.73% relocated to other counties in Texas ($43,852 average AGI)
1.86% relocated to other states ($10,113 average AGI)
Hays County:

1.86%
Texas average:

2.32%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Travis County, TX  3.14% ($66,128 average AGI)
to Bexar County, TX  0.62% ($35,419)
to Comal County, TX  0.60% ($62,946)
to Guadalupe County, TX  0.52% ($40,684)
to Caldwell County, TX  0.51% ($36,721)
to Williamson County, TX  0.50% ($61,584)
to Harris County, TX  0.43% ($36,855)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.3
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 1.6

Births per 1000 population in Hays County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 4.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Hays County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Hays County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hays County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Hays County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hays County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hays County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hays County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Hays County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 12,459 (10,619 aged, 1,840 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 6,903 (18%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Hays County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (596)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (596)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (488)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (481)
  • Unspecified dementia (412)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (344)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (330)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (251)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (201)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (195)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.84
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,501
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 95
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 27,218

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,355
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 444
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 29
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 86

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 29.6. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 112.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 70.3
  • Other - 41.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 214,485
  • In family households: 164,356 (25,905 male householders, 22,055 female householders)
    38,784 spouses, 58,492 children (55,337 natural, 1,311 adopted, 1,844 stepchildren), 3,691 grandchildren, 2,813 brothers or sisters, 3,416 parents, 3,627 other relatives, 5,573 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 42,909 (12,830 male householders (7,495 living alone)), 14,205 female householders (9,984 living alone)), 15,874 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 7,220

Size of family households: 18,978 2-persons, 10,916 3-persons, 9,076 4-persons, 5,617 5-persons, 1,515 6-persons, 1,858 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 17,479 1-person, 6,845 2-persons, 1,900 3-persons, 695 4-persons, 64 5-persons, 52 7-or-more-persons.

35,587 married couples with children.
9,708 single-parent households (3,319 men, 6,389 women).

75.0% of residents of Hays speak English at home.
22.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (70% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (65% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $435,282,000 ($3,647 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $39,447,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $188,403,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $75,433,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $979,000
Federal grants: $88,108,000
Federal procurement contracts: $65,488,000 ($3,761,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $16,871,000 ($6,333,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $93,760,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $151,981,000
Federal Government insurance: $124,726,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 8,290
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,922
Here:

23 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,076
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +20,631
Here:

+166 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Hays County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 13.86 millions of gallons per day (99% from ground, 1% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.7
State:

4.1

Year house built in Hays County, Texas
  • Year house built in Hays County, Texas
  • 10,5372014 or later
  • 9,8552010 to 2013
  • 24,7452000 to 2009
  • 14,2501990 to 1999
  • 10,4101980 to 1989
  • 4,6671970 to 1979
  • 1,5421960 to 1969
  • 1,3491950 to 1959
  • 4221940 to 1949
  • 7461939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hays County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hays County, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hays County, Texas
  • 1991 room
  • 792 rooms
  • 6533 rooms
  • 6,2404 rooms
  • 10,6565 rooms
  • 8,8936 rooms
  • 5,4627 rooms
  • 5,4758 rooms
  • 7,1779+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hays County, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hays County, Texas
  • 1,6281 room
  • 4,9672 rooms
  • 7,1853 rooms
  • 5,2084 rooms
  • 5,5175 rooms
  • 2,6036 rooms
  • 1,2427 rooms
  • 3678 rooms
  • 1,4449+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hays County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hays County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hays County, Texas
  • 199no bedroom
  • 3001 bedroom
  • 3,7162 bedrooms
  • 24,9653 bedrooms
  • 13,9414 bedrooms
  • 1,7135+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hays County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hays County, Texas
  • 1,628no bedroom
  • 6,7951 bedroom
  • 9,3842 bedrooms
  • 8,6303 bedrooms
  • 3,1274 bedrooms
  • 5975+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Hays County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Hays County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hays County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 444no vehicle
  • 8,4211 vehicle
  • 23,5112 vehicles
  • 9,0403 vehicles
  • 2,2964 vehicles
  • 1,1225+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Hays County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hays County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,253no vehicle
  • 12,4791 vehicle
  • 9,7462 vehicles
  • 3,7483 vehicles
  • 1,7164 vehicles
  • 2195+ vehicles

80.3% of Hays County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Texas.

Hays County:

80.3%
State average:

84.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 138,128
  • Other state: 54,044
  • Northeast: 5,427
  • Midwest: 15,737
  • South: 13,679
  • West: 19,201
Year householders moved into unit in Hays County, TX
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hays County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 60.5%Electricity
  • 27.8%Utility gas
  • 11.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 83.8%Electricity
  • 13.4%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,102
Here:

9.5%
Texas:

6.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 775
Here:

7.2%
Texas:

6.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 702
Here:

2.6%
Texas:

15.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Hays County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,594,000
  • Charges - Other: $9,699,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $24,939,000
    General - Other: $58,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $18,778,000
    Correctional Institutions: $14,389,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,231,000
    Regular Highways: $9,012,000
    General - Other: $5,608,000
    Financial Administration: $4,943,000
    Health - Other: $3,428,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,301,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,452,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,493,000
    Solid Waste Management: $406,000
    Parks and Recreation: $289,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $224,000
    Libraries: $217,000
    Local Fire Protection: $187,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,126,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $298,490,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $290,423,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,067,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,455,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,217,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,140,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,498,000
    Police Protection: $1,330,000
    Regular Highways: $847,000
    Financial Administration: $454,000
    Correctional Institutions: $58,000
    General Public Building: $26,000
    Central Staff Services: $18,000
    Health - Other: $16,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $52,749,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,407,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,195,000
    Health and Hospitals: $524,000
    Highways: $386,000
    General Local Government Support: $350,000
  • Tax - Property: $60,287,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,555,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,798,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $37,775,000

Hays County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,594,000
  • Charges - Other: $9,699,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $24,939,000
    General - Other: $58,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $18,778,000
    Correctional Institutions: $14,389,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,231,000
    Regular Highways: $9,012,000
    General - Other: $5,608,000
    Financial Administration: $4,943,000
    Health - Other: $3,428,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,301,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,452,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,493,000
    Solid Waste Management: $406,000
    Parks and Recreation: $289,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $224,000
    Libraries: $217,000
    Local Fire Protection: $187,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,126,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $298,490,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $290,423,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,067,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,455,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,217,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,140,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,498,000
    Police Protection: $1,330,000
    Regular Highways: $847,000
    Financial Administration: $454,000
    Correctional Institutions: $58,000
    General Public Building: $26,000
    Central Staff Services: $18,000
    Health - Other: $16,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $52,749,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,407,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,195,000
    Health and Hospitals: $524,000
    Highways: $386,000
    General Local Government Support: $350,000
  • Tax - Property: $60,287,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,555,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,798,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $37,775,000

Hays County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,594,000
  • Charges - Other: $9,699,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $24,939,000
    General - Other: $58,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $18,778,000
    Correctional Institutions: $14,389,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,231,000
    Regular Highways: $9,012,000
    General - Other: $5,608,000
    Financial Administration: $4,943,000
    Health - Other: $3,428,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,301,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,452,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,493,000
    Solid Waste Management: $406,000
    Parks and Recreation: $289,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $224,000
    Libraries: $217,000
    Local Fire Protection: $187,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,126,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $298,490,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $290,423,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,067,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,455,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,217,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,140,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,498,000
    Police Protection: $1,330,000
    Regular Highways: $847,000
    Financial Administration: $454,000
    Correctional Institutions: $58,000
    General Public Building: $26,000
    Central Staff Services: $18,000
    Health - Other: $16,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $52,749,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,407,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,195,000
    Health and Hospitals: $524,000
    Highways: $386,000
    General Local Government Support: $350,000
  • Tax - Property: $60,287,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,555,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,798,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $37,775,000

Hays County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,594,000
  • Charges - Other: $9,699,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $24,939,000
    General - Other: $58,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $18,778,000
    Correctional Institutions: $14,389,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,231,000
    Regular Highways: $9,012,000
    General - Other: $5,608,000
    Financial Administration: $4,943,000
    Health - Other: $3,428,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,301,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,452,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,493,000
    Solid Waste Management: $406,000
    Parks and Recreation: $289,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $224,000
    Libraries: $217,000
    Local Fire Protection: $187,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,126,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $298,490,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $290,423,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,067,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,455,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,217,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,140,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,498,000
    Police Protection: $1,330,000
    Regular Highways: $847,000
    Financial Administration: $454,000
    Correctional Institutions: $58,000
    General Public Building: $26,000
    Central Staff Services: $18,000
    Health - Other: $16,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $52,749,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,407,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,195,000
    Health and Hospitals: $524,000
    Highways: $386,000
    General Local Government Support: $350,000
  • Tax - Property: $60,287,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,555,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,798,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $37,775,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,248
  • Number of aged recipients: 268
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 980
  • Number of recipients under 18: 223
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 636
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 389
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 529
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 459
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,187$162,191992$179,3452,570$189,734167$82,9764$422,250288$156,88997$71,330
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED55$153,618112$155,982320$171,00032$46,1250$030$151,00041$58,293
APPLICATIONS DENIED240$157,613220$144,000976$190,515211$38,4600$0146$195,438101$57,455
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN144$162,500142$163,986720$184,32554$89,8520$057$136,12317$78,294
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS29$148,65522$200,818127$174,48811$65,7270$09$171,2229$68,333
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED173$207,948114$207,43910$117,700
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED58$190,63836$263,4722$115,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$185,64728$246,1434$232,250
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$184,70019$240,9472$105,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$208,3331$118,0002$128,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hays, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hays, TX - Value
Most common first names in Hays County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James22272.8 years
William22076.7 years
Mary21678.8 years
John20973.5 years
Robert16373.2 years
Maria11277.6 years
Charles10274.5 years
Ruth10082.8 years
Dorothy9279.0 years
Jose8875.2 years
Most common last names in Hays County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rodriguez12373.4 years
Smith12078.3 years
Johnson8776.9 years
Williams8676.8 years
Martinez8270.0 years
Garcia6673.3 years
Gonzales6271.7 years
Jones6278.5 years
Brown5775.0 years
Garza5674.1 years
Businesses in Hays County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3KFC2
Ace Hardware1Kohl's1
Arby's2La Quinta1
AutoZone2Lane Furniture1
Best Western1Little Caesars Pizza2
Blockbuster1Long John Silver's2
Burger King2Lowe's1
CVS1McDonald's5
Chick-Fil-A1New Balance1
Circle K1Nike1
Cracker Barrel1Papa John's Pizza1
Cricket Wireless1Payless1
Curves2Pizza Hut2
DHL2Quiznos1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack2
Discount Tire1SONIC Drive-In3
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx9Starbucks3
Ford1Subway4
GNC1T-Mobile2
GameStop1Taco Bell2
H&R Block1Target1
Hilton1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul6
Home Depot2UPS7
Jack In The Box2Walgreens2
Jimmy John's2Walmart1
Jones New York1YMCA2

Hays County on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"