Hays County, Texas Population 2022

Hays County, Texas's estimated population is 257,859 with a growth rate of 3.37% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Hays County, Texas is the 21st largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 157,107 and has seen a growth of 64.13% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18503870.00%
18602,1261,739449.35%
18704,0881,96292.29%
18807,5553,46784.81%
189011,3523,79750.26%
190014,1422,79024.58%
191015,5181,3769.73%
192015,9204022.59%
193014,915-1,005-6.31%
194015,3494342.91%
195017,8402,49116.23%
196019,9342,09411.74%
197027,6427,70838.67%
198040,59412,95246.86%
199065,61425,02061.63%
2010157,10791,493139.44%
2011165,5038,3965.34%
2012173,8998,3965.07%
2013182,2958,3964.83%
2014190,6918,3964.61%
2015199,0878,3964.40%
2016207,4838,3964.22%
2017215,8798,3964.05%
2018224,2758,3963.89%
2019232,6718,3963.74%
2020241,0678,3963.61%
2021249,4638,3963.48%
2022257,8598,3963.37%
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Hays County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White184,18682.66%
Black or African American9,2054.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3540.61%
Asian3,2831.47%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1080.05%
Some Other Race6,6753.00%
Two or More Races18,0168.09%
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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

32.5


Total

31.6


Male

33.4


Female

Hays County, Texas Adults

There are 171,513 adults, (24,512 of whom are seniors) in Hays County, Texas.

Hays County, Texas Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

16.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Hays County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

112,108

50.31%

Male

110,719

49.69%

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
Married80.9%19.1%
All62.2%37.8%
Male50.1%49.9%
Female49.6%50.4%
Non Family38.3%61.7%

62.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hays County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All76,7242.8262.2
Married39,9893.3780.9
Male3,6293.3150.1
Female7,4293.8149.6
Non Family25,6771.638.3

3.33

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

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Hays County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,1653.84%
9th to 12th Grade7,7855.79%
High School Graduate30,68022.82%
Some College30,91723.00%
Associates Degree8,0185.96%
Bachelors Degree33,43124.87%
Graduate Degree18,42413.71%
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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
Asian1,9591,8881,183
Islander333319
White76,72474,68437,787
Other Race4,6743,9351,733
Black4,5754,3391,359
2+ Races9,1247,7092,610
Hispanic47,72637,3569,748
Native American606487105

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 60.39%.

Hays County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,767$50,984$38,074
Less Than 9th Grade$27,810$31,169$19,410
High School Graduate$35,295$41,412$25,861
Some College$38,096$45,721$32,245
Bachelors Degree$54,867$70,199$49,229
Graduate Degree$61,024$71,870$52,365

$43,767

Average Earnings

$50,984

Average Male

$38,074

Average Female

Hays County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hays County, Texas Language by Age

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Hays County, Texas Language

74.54% of Hays County, Texas residents speak only English, while 25.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.78% of the population.

Hays County, Texas Language

Hays County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander1082220.37%
Black8,0141,43017.84%
Hispanic85,01012,09014.22%
Multiple17,5172,01811.52%
White114,28112,53610.97%
Asian3,07131910.39%
Other1,347NaN%

12.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.34%

Male Poverty Rate

15.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hays County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hays County, Texas is Islander, with 20.37% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.30%.

Hays County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.51%
High School9.20%
Some College9.76%
Bachelors or Greater3.34%

Hays County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.60%
Male Unemployed26.09%
Female Employed10.66%
Female Unemployed40.92%

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$68,724$91,994
Families$86,376$110,799
Married Families$100,011$124,921
Non Families$37,910$50,358
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Income by Household Type

Hays County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.9%

Male Marriage Rate

46.8%

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 35-44.

Hays County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Hays County, Texas Marital Status

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11,997

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War3,502
First Gulf War3,011
Vietnam4,044
Korea579
World War II97

Hays County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,597
35 to 543,407
55 to 642,025
65 to 743,062
75+1,906

Hays County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White10,1747.09%
Black6859.55%
Native American365.26%
Asian210.78%
Islander1934.55%
Other Race4257.53%
2+ Races6375.44%
Hispanic2,8014.52%

Hays County, Texas Veterans by Race

Hays County, Texas Veterans by Education

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4.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hays County, Texas Veterans by Education

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68.3%

Labor Force Participation

64.5%

Employment Rate

5.5%

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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64.47%

Born in Hays County, Texas

90.88%

Native Born

9.12%

Foreign Born

5.51%

Non Citizen

3.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.88% of Hays County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 64.47% having been born in Texas. 5.51% 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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