Hays County Profile

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The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2022:269,225More data
Estimate 2021:256,065 
Census 2020:241,066More data
Census 2010:157,107More data
Census 2000:97,589More data
Population of the County Seat (San Marcos)
Census 2020:67,553 
Census 2010:44,894 
Census 2000:34,733 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN HAYS COUNTY - 2022 Estimates (Census Bureau)
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.):1,007More data
Bear Creek village:434More data
Buda city:16,086More data
Dripping Springs city:7,057More data
Hays city:249More data
Kyle city:57,470More data
Mountain City city:687More data
Niederwald city (pt.):533More data
San Marcos city (pt.):70,300More data
Uhland city (pt.):1,144More data
Wimberley city:2,890More data
Woodcreek city:1,852More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:676.9More data
Water Area:2.0More data
Total Area:678.8More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:356.16More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:68.29More data
Percent Rural:31.71More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:40.6%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:89.4%More data
Percent African American Alone:4.7%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.3%More data
Percent Asian Alone:2.0%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.4%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:51.5%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:4.0%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:22.8%More data
65 and Older:11.7%More data
85 and Older:0.9%More data
Median Age:33.7More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$56,097More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$14,326,908,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$79,336More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:12.4%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:12.6%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:90.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:38.7% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$47,067More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$44,662 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$42,158 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$40,318 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$39,116 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.0More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:4.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:6.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.0 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.386700More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$36,947,126,560More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$30,293,214,000More data
Total Actual Levy:$117,143,859More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$30,740,867More data
CY 2021:$29,762,793 
CY 2020:$28,929,896 
CY 2019:$23,400,715 
CY 2018:$21,054,803 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:24.365More data
US Highways:16.934More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:26.989More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:155.847More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:52.195More data
On-System Subtotal:276.330More data
City Streets:436.647More data
Certified County Roads:780.290More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.491More data
Federal Roads:3.316More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,220.744More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,497.074More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:146.190More data
US Highways:59.342More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:80.974More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:351.252More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:111.484More data
On-System Subtotal:749.242More data
City Streets:901.724More data
Certified County Roads:1,564.034More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:1.964More data
Federal Roads:6.632More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,474.354More data
County Total:3,223.596More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2021»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Hays County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
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.