Hays, North Carolina Population 2022

1,277
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Hays is a city located in Wilkes County North Carolina. Hays has a 2020 population of 1,277. Hays is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -31.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,851 in 2010.

The average household income in Hays is $42,038 with a poverty rate of 11.99%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $633 per month, and the median house value is $93,200. The median age in Hays is 44.5 years, 43.2 years for males, and 55.5 years for females.

Hays Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hayswas:

  • White: 80.81%
  • Two or more races: 17.28%
  • Black or African American: 1.40%
  • Other race: 0.51%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Hays, North Carolina is 1,277 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,277.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,851.

Hays, North Carolina Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,09980.81%
Black or African American191.40%
Some Other Race70.51%
Two or More Races23517.28%
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Hays Population by Race

Hays Population Pyramid 2022

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Hays Median Age

38.3


Total

33.8


Male

39.6


Female

Hays Adults

There are 1,125 adults, (325 of whom are seniors) in Hays.

Hays Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Hays Sex Ratio

Female

665

48.90%

Male

695

51.10%

Hays Population by Age

Hays Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hays Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Non Family92.5%7.5%
All79.8%20.2%
Married75.6%24.4%
Female0%100%

79.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hays Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6002.2779.8
Married3572.9175.6
Male133.23100
Female182.060
Non Family2121.1492.5

2.88

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

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Hays Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade748.54%
9th to 12th Grade13715.80%
High School Graduate34339.56%
Some College14016.15%
Associates Degree728.30%
Bachelors Degree869.92%
Graduate Degree151.73%
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Hays Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hays Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White820609101
Black1919
Other Race77
2+ Races2121
Hispanic2828

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.32%.

Hays Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,365$36,771$40,750
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$35,556$42,721$
Some College$39,423$37,788$41,375
Bachelors Degree$67,542$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$38,365

Average Earnings

$36,771

Average Male

$40,750

Average Female

Hays Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hays Language by Age

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Hays Language

84.17% of Hays residents speak only English, while 15.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.83% of the population.

Hays Language

Hays Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1919100.00%
White1,09912711.56%
Other7NaN%
Hispanic240177.08%
Multiple235104.26%

11.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.06%

Male Poverty Rate

15.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hays

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hays is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hays is Multiple, with 4.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.39%.

Hays Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade4.74%
High School33.82%
Some College0.00%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Hays Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.97%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed0.00%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Hays Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hays Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$35,278$42,147
Families$36,914$50,173
Married Families$36,435-
Non Families$17,083$27,458
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Income by Household Type

Hays Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

74.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

78.9%

Male Marriage Rate

68.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Hays Married by Age and Sex

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Hays Marriage

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

Hays Marital Status by Race

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Hays Marital Status

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38

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War21
First Gulf War
Vietnam
Korea
World War II

Hays Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3421
35 to 54
55 to 6417
65 to 74
75+

Hays Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White171.87%
2+ Races2110.99%
Hispanic2110.71%

Hays Veterans by Race

Hays Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

55.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hays Veterans by Education

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50.9%

Labor Force Participation

49.7%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

Hays Employment by Age

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Hays Employment by Race

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Hays Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.57%

Born in Hays

89.12%

Native Born

10.88%

Foreign Born

9.34%

Non Citizen

1.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.12% of Hays residents were born in the United States, with 77.57% having been born in North Carolina. 9.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hays Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20101,8510.00%
20111,268-583-31.50%
20121,330624.89%
20131,62429422.11%
20141,86624214.90%
20151,896301.61%
20161,698-198-10.44%
20171,762643.77%
20181,304-458-25.99%
20191,277-27-2.07%
20201,2770.00%
20211,2770.00%
20221,2770.00%

Hays Population by Year