Hays, KS
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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Hays, Kansas Info Snack

Population
20,855
Unemployment
4.1%
Poverty
15.3%
Median Home
$182,100
Median Income
$52,135
Median Rent
$720

Hays SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
6
Safety
6
Amenities
9
Education
9
Commute
10

Hays, KS Cost Of Living

93
Hays's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Hays Kansas National Average
Overall 93 89 100
Services 93 89 100
Groceries 98 94 100
Health 108 100 100
Housing 84 75 100
Transportation 100 94 100
Utilities 100 100 100

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Rankings for Hays in Kansas

Map Of Hays, KS

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3

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Population over time in Hays

Year Population % Change
2020 20,855 -0.5%
2019 20,956 0.1%
2018 20,938 -0.6%
2017 21,073 0.4%
2016 20,992 0.5%
2015 20,886 0.6%
2014 20,766 0.9%
2013 20,586 0.9%
2012 20,395 0.7%
2011 20,259 -

Race / Ethnicity in Hays

White
87.8% (18,309)
African American
0.8% (163)
American Indian
0.2% (52)
Asian
2.3% (471)
Hawaiian
0.1% (30)
Other
0.1% (25)
Two Or More
2.0% (427)
Hispanic
6.6% (1,378)
Race Hays KS USA
White 87.8% 75.3% 60.1%
African American 0.8% 5.5% 12.2%
American Indian 0.2% 0.6% 0.6%
Asian 2.3% 2.9% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.3%
Two Or More 2.0% 3.3% 2.8%
Hispanic 6.6% 12.1% 18.2%

Gender in Hays

Female
51.0% (10,627)
Male
49.0% (10,227)
Gender Hays KS USA
Female 51.0% 50.2% 50.8%
Male 49.0% 49.8% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Hays for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
0.0% (0)
9-12th Grade
4.0% (834)
High School / GED
23.0% (4,796)
Some College
21.0% (4,379)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (2,085)
Bachelor's Degree
26.0% (5,422)
Master's Degree
12.0% (2,502)
Professional Degree
2.0% (417)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (417)
Education Hays KS USA
< 9th Grade 0.0% 4.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 4.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 23.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 23.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 26.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 12.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Hays, Kansas

Less than $10,000
6.4% (133,477)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.4% (155,355)
$15,000 to $24,999
10.4% (217,301)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.9% (207,222)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.1% (273,347)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.2% (358,399)
$75,000 to $99,999
15.3% (318,331)
$100,000 to $149,999
14.7% (306,040)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.4% (70,057)
$200,000 or more
2.2% (45,967)
Income Hays KS USA
Less than $10,000 6.4% 5.3% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.4% 4.0% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 10.4% 8.7% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.9% 9.6% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.1% 13.5% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.2% 18.7% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 15.3% 13.5% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 14.7% 15.1% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.4% 5.9% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 2.2% 5.7% 8.3%

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