Hays County, Texas Population 2022

Hays County, Texas's estimated population is 252,646 with a growth rate of 3.05% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Hays County, Texas is the 24th largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 158,214 and has seen a growth of 59.69% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2022252,6467,4853.05%
2021245,1617,4853.15%
2020237,6767,4853.25%
2019230,1917,4853.36%
2018222,7067,9803.72%
2017214,72610,1804.98%
2016204,5469,8845.08%
2015194,6629,8085.31%
2014184,8548,8195.01%
2013176,0357,5164.46%
2012168,5195,2493.21%
2011163,2705,0563.20%
2010158,21492,600141.13%
199065,61425,02061.63%
198040,59412,95246.86%
197027,6427,70838.67%
196019,9342,09411.74%
195017,8402,49116.23%
194015,3494342.91%
193014,915-1,005-6.31%
192015,9204022.59%
191015,5181,3769.73%
190014,1422,79024.58%
189011,3523,79750.26%
18807,5553,46784.81%
18704,0881,96292.29%
18602,1261,739449.35%
18503870.00%
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Hays County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White188,90188.53%
Black or African American8,9974.22%
Some Other Race6,0042.81%
Two or More Races5,2502.46%
Asian3,3481.57%
American Indian and Alaska Native8140.38%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander520.02%
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Hays County, Texas Population by Race

Hays County, Texas Population Pyramid $2022

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Hays County, Texas Median Age

32


Total

31.3


Male

33.1


Female

Hays County, Texas Adults

There are 163,997 adults, (22,818 of whom are seniors) in Hays County, Texas.

Hays County, Texas Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

16.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35

Child Dependency Ratio

Hays County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

107,114

50.20%

Male

106,252

49.80%

Hays County, Texas Population by Age

Hays County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hays County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family39.9%60.1%
Male46.6%53.4%
Female47%53%
All62.3%37.7%
Married81.6%18.4%

62.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hays County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All73,4372.8162.3
Married37,6363.3881.6
Non Family25,1311.6139.9
Female6,8213.7147
Male3,8493.4446.6

3.32

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

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Hays County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,1264.01%
9th to 12th Grade7,5715.92%
High School Graduate29,83323.33%
Some College30,03723.49%
Associates Degree7,6686.00%
Bachelors Degree31,23524.43%
Graduate Degree16,38812.82%
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Hays County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hays County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White75,03772,60236,045
Hispanic44,58834,8428,750
Black4,3724,1141,080
Other Race3,7533,167822
2+ Races2,1772,108659
Asian2,1522,0641,265
Native American497479103
Islander1616

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.78%.

Hays County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,338$49,955$35,814
Less Than 9th Grade$27,278$30,870$20,390
High School Graduate$34,966$40,927$26,357
Some College$38,924$45,278$32,344
Bachelors Degree$54,468$72,287$46,773
Graduate Degree$60,347$79,964$49,898

$42,338

Average Earnings

$49,955

Average Male

$35,814

Average Female

Hays County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hays County, Texas Language by Age

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Hays County, Texas Language

74.19% of Hays County, Texas residents speak only English, while 25.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.98% of the population.

Hays County, Texas Language

Hays County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic79,87113,62117.05%
White111,64812,76311.43%
Black7,7511,23215.89%
Other992NaN%
Multiple4,9803006.02%
Asian3,1112397.68%
Islander522038.46%

13.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.72%

Male Poverty Rate

15.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hays County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hays County, Texas is Islander, with 38.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hays County, Texas is Multiple, with 6.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.99%.

Hays County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.58%
High School9.26%
Some College8.52%
Bachelors or Greater3.20%

Hays County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed39.51%
Male Unemployed32.97%
Female Employed11.65%
Male Employed7.14%

Hays County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hays County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$68,717$89,611
Families$85,891$108,569
Married Families$99,005$122,811
Non Families$38,339$49,113
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Income by Household Type

Hays County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Hays County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Hays County, Texas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Hays County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Hays County, Texas Marital Status

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11,990

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,997
Second Gulf War3,306
First Gulf War3,148
Korea620
World War II114

Hays County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 543,667
65 to 743,026
55 to 642,117
75+1,670
18 to 341,510

Hays County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White10,6797.33%
Hispanic2,5374.36%
Black6889.86%
2+ Races37512.83%
Other Race1883.99%
Native American518.40%
Asian90.32%

Hays County, Texas Veterans by Race

Hays County, Texas Veterans by Education

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5.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hays County, Texas Veterans by Education

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68.1%

Labor Force Participation

64.8%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Hays County, Texas Employment by Age

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Hays County, Texas Employment by Race

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Hays County, Texas 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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65.29%

Born in Hays County, Texas

91.17%

Native Born

8.83%

Foreign Born

5.66%

Non Citizen

3.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.17% of Hays County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 65.29% having been born in Texas. 5.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hays County, Texas Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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