Hays, Kansas Population 2020

20,616

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.

Hays Demographics

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

  • White: 92.26%
  • Two or more races: 3.91%
  • Black or African American: 1.52%
  • Asian: 1.27%
  • Other race: 0.62%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.21%
The current population of Hays, Kansas is 20,616, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,852.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 20,510.

Hays, Kansas Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202028,592-59-0.21%
201928,651-59-0.21%
201828,710-59-0.21%
201728,769-179-0.62%
201628,948-54-0.19%
201529,002390.13%
201428,963-67-0.23%
201329,030-56-0.19%
201229,0863241.11%
201128,7623381.18%
201028,4240.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,33392.26%
Two or More Races8193.91%
Black or African American3191.52%
Asian2671.27%
Some Other Race1290.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native460.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander430.21%

Hays Population Pyramid 2020

Hays Median Age

30.7


Total

28.8


Male

31.7


Female

Hays Adults

There are 16,817 adults, (2,973 of whom are seniors) in Hays.

Hays Age Dependency

51.4

Age Dependency Ratio

21.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Hays Sex Ratio

Female

10,627

50.71%

Male

10,329

49.29%

Hays Households and Families

Hays Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Hays Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.1%12.9%
Male56.8%43.2%
All55.3%44.7%
Female40.7%59.3%
Non Family31.3%68.7%

55.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,4152.3555.3
Non Family4,0311.5731.3
Married3,3692.9487.1
Female7563.3740.7
Male2593.9556.8

2.96

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Hays Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2181.80%
9th to 12th Grade5294.37%
High School Graduate2,88723.84%
Some College2,81823.27%
Associates Degree1,0228.44%
Bachelors Degree3,17826.24%
Graduate Degree1,45912.05%

Hays Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,41310,8774,379
Hispanic317199100
Asian19415560
Multiple Races16011367
Other Race666661
Islander43
Native American302110
Black232121

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 92.42%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,396$42,382$31,853
Less Than High School$$30,332$11,080
High School Grad$29,839$37,908$23,417
Some College$31,016$44,313$22,009
Bachelors Degree$40,203$47,500$38,433
Graduate Degree$51,869$59,464$47,368

$37,396

Average Earnings

$42,382

Average Male

$31,853

Average Female

Hays Language

Hays Language by Age

Hays Language

94.27% of Hays residents speak only English, while 5.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.41% of the population.

Hays Poverty

Hays Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,8243,10317.41%
Hispanic1,08534631.89%
Multiple77822729.18%
Black27712946.57%
Other1074138.32%

18.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.60%

Male Poverty Rate

19.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hays

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hays is Black, with 46.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hays is White, with 17.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.77%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.65%
Some College14.42%
High School11.72%
Bachelors or Greater4.31%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Unemployed59.86%
Female Employed19.55%
Male Employed11.69%

Hays Income

Hays Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,299$70,513
Families$77,107$88,869
Married Families$89,507-
Non Families$27,923$48,395

Hays Marital Status

Hays Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

40.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Hays Married by Age and Sex

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

Hays Veterans

1,144

Number of Veterans

989

Male Veterans

155

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam382
Second Gulf War318
First Gulf War238
Korea85
World War II63
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74311
75+252
35 to 54225
18 to 34211
55 to 64145
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0756.82%
Black6028.71%
Hispanic172.25%
Indian919.57%

$Hays Veterans by Education

11.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hays Employment Status

72%

Labor Force Participation

70%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Hays Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

78.06%

Born in Kansas

97.01%

Native Born

2.99%

Foreign Born

1.70%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.01% of Hays residents were born in the United States, with 78.06% having been born in Kansas. 1.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202020,616-118-0.57%
201920,734-118-0.57%
201820,852-50-0.24%
201720,902-118-0.56%
201621,020-29-0.14%
201521,049620.30%
201420,987-12-0.06%
201320,999-35-0.17%
201221,0342601.25%
201120,7742511.22%
201020,5235100.25%
200020,0132,2461.20%
199017,7671,4660.86%
198016,3019050.57%
197015,3963,4492.57%
196011,9473,3223.31%
19508,6252,2403.05%
19406,3851,7673.29%
19304,6181,4533.85%
19203,1650.00%