Hays is a city located in Kansas. With a 2020 population of 20,616, it is the 20th largest city in Kansas and the 1801st largest city in the United States. Hays is currently declining at a rate of -0.57% annually but its population has increased by 0.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,510 in 2010. Hays reached it's highest population of 21,049 in 2015. Spanning over 8 miles, Hays has a population density of 2,458 people per square mile.
The average household income in Hays is $70,513 with a poverty rate of 18.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $682 per month, and the median house value is $171,400. The median age in Hays is 30.7 years, 28.8 years for males, and 31.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.2 males.