Hays County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:230,191More data
Estimate 2018:222,706 
Estimate 2017:214,726 
Estimate 2016:204,546 
Estimate 2015:194,662 
Estimate 2014:184,854 
Estimate 2013:176,035 
Estimate 2012:168,519 
Estimate 2011:163,270 
Census 2010:157,107More data
Census 2000:97,589More data
Population of the County Seat (San Marcos)
Census 2010:44,894 
Census 2000:34,733 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Austin city (pt.):0More data
Bear Creek village:480More data
Buda city:16,906More data
Dripping Springs city:5,708More data
Hays city:269More data
Kyle city:48,393More data
Mountain City city:810More data
Niederwald city (pt.):482More data
San Marcos city (pt.):64,773More data
Uhland city (pt.):675More data
Wimberley city:3,232More data
Woodcreek city:1,716More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:676.9More data
Water Area:2.0More data
Total Area:678.8More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:232.10More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:68.29More data
Percent Rural:31.71More data
Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:39.6%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:90.1%More data
Percent African American Alone:4.5%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.2%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.7%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.3%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:53.2%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:3.8%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:23.0%More data
65 and Older:11.0%More data
85 and Older:0.9%More data
Median Age:32.3More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$43,719More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$9,733,094,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$68,180More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:13.2%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:12.1%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:89.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:37.4% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$40,318More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$39,116 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$38,358 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$37,522 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$36,350 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.8More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:2.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:3.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.4 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.433700More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$25,161,553,775More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$21,017,399,342More data
Total Actual Levy:$91,118,366More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$23,400,715More data
CY 2018:$21,054,803 
CY 2017:$17,665,887 
CY 2016:$17,012,502 
CY 2015:$15,327,866 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:24.325More data
US Highways:16.934More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:27.286More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:150.853More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:48.952More data
On-System Subtotal:268.350More data
City Streets:418.731More data
Certified County Roads:798.200More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:3.316More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,220.247More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,488.597More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:145.950More data
US Highways:67.736More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:81.921More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:321.520More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:99.122More data
On-System Subtotal:716.249More data
City Streets:865.064More data
Certified County Roads:1,600.750More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:3.693More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,469.507More data
County Total:3,185.756More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2018»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Hays County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Hays County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Hays County»

Special Districts in Hays County.
School Districts in Hays County.
History of City Tax Rates in Hays County.

Airports in Hays County.
Hospitals in Hays County.
Prisons in Hays County.