Hays, Kansas Population 2024

21,226

Hays is a city located in Ellis County Kansas. Hays has a 2024 population of 21,226. It is also the county seat of Ellis County.Hays is currently growing at a rate of 0.21% annually and its population has increased by 0.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,123 in 2020.

The average household income in Hays is $76,943 with a poverty rate of 17.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Hays is 30.6 years, 30.1 years for males, and 31 years for females.

Hays Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hays was:

  • White: 90.88%
  • Two or more races: 4.56%
  • Asian: 1.99%
  • Other race: 1.68%
  • Black or African American: 0.65%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
State
Kansas
Land Area (mi²)
8.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,531.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.49% (103)
The current population of Hays, Kansas is 21,226 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 21,123.

Hays, Kansas Population 2024

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Hays Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White19,18690.88%
Two or more races9624.56%
Asian4211.99%
Other race3551.68%
Black or African American1370.65%
Native American310.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander190.09%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Hays Population by Race

Hays Population Pyramid 2024

Hays Median Age

30.6

Total

30.1

Male

31

Female

Hays Adults

There are 17,076 adults, (3,212 of whom are seniors) in Hays.

Hays Age Dependency

52.3

Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Hays Sex Ratio

Female10,45949.54%
Male10,65250.46%

Hays Population by Age

Hays Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,7392.2757.142.9
Non Family4,0811.4731.568.5
Married3,8373.0186.513.5
Female6622.7947.152.9
Male1592.549.750.3
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2.91

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

57.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hays Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Hays Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hays Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 85.27%.

Hays Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$46,450

Average Earnings

$50,043

Average Male

$42,250

Average Female

Hays Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hays Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hays Language

93.57% of Hays residents speak only English, while 6.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.22% of the population.

Hays Language

Hays Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White17,5842,88116.38%
Hispanic1,22932926.77%
Other32621967.18%
Multiple92216117.46%
Black632234.92%
Islander1919100%
Native29827.59%
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17.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.88%

Male Poverty Rate

17.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hays

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hays is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hays is White, with 16.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.3%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.5%.

Hays Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.04%
High School14.91%
Some College12.93%
Bachelors or Greater5.06%
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Hays Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed83.33%
Female Unemployed58.97%
Female Employed20.07%
Male Employed14.08%
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Hays Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hays Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hays Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Hays Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Hays Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Hays Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hays Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

799

Number of Veterans

714

Male Veterans

85

Female Veterans

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Hays Veterans by War

count

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Hays Veterans by Age

count

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Hays Veterans by Race

Hays Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hays Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

73.2%

Labor Force Participation

70.6%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Hays Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hays Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hays Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

76.07%

Born in Hays

97.1%

Native Born

2.9%

Foreign Born

1.71%

Non Citizen

1.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.1% of Hays residents were born in the United States, with 76.07% having been born in Kansas. 1.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Hays Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202921,451450.21%
202821,406450.21%
202721,361450.21%
202621,316450.21%
202521,271450.21%
202421,226450.21%
202321,181450.21%
202221,136450.21%
202121,091-32-0.15%
202021,1233181.53%
201920,805-42-0.2%
201820,847-41-0.2%
201720,888-126-0.6%
201621,014-50-0.24%
201521,064670.32%
201420,997-6-0.03%
201321,003-36-0.17%
201221,0392631.27%
201120,7762591.26%
201020,5175042.52%
200020,0132,24612.64%
199017,7671,4668.99%
198016,3019055.88%
197015,3963,44928.87%
196011,9473,32238.52%
19508,6252,24035.08%
19406,3851,76738.26%
19304,6181,45345.91%
19203,165
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Hays Population by Year