Hays County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History Chart»   «Population Projection Chart»   «Group Quarters»   «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2023:280,486More data
Estimate 2022:269,103 
Estimate 2021:255,955 
Census 2020: See note at the bottom of the page.241,067More 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 - 2023 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.):1,036More data
Bear Creek village:447More data
Buda city:16,030More data
Dripping Springs city:8,689More data
Hays city:259More data
Kyle city:62,548More data
Mountain City city:676More data
Niederwald city (pt.):534More data
San Marcos city (pt.):71,568More data
Uhland city (pt.):1,176More data
Wimberley city:2,881More data
Woodcreek city:1,872More 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, 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:70.26More data
Percent Rural:29.74More data
Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin»
Percent Hispanic:40.8%More data
Race - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:89.0%More data
Percent African American Alone:4.9%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.3%More data
Percent Asian Alone:2.2%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.5%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:51.0%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:4.1%More data
Age - 2022 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups Chart»
17 and Under:22.3%More data
65 and Older:12.0%More data
85 and Older:0.9%More data
Median Age:33.7More data
Per Capita Income - 2022 (BEA):     «Per Capita Income History Chart»$60,097More data
Total Personal Income - 2022 (BEA):$16,179,523,000More data
Median Household Income - 2022 (Census Bureau):     «Median Household Income History Chart»$89,074More data
Poverty - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Poverty Chart»
Percent of Population in Poverty:9.9%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:7.9%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)     «ACS 5-Year Estimates, S1501, Educational Attainment 🗗»
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:90.9% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:40.4% 
Pay (BLS)     «Pay History Chart»
Average Annual Pay - 2023:$53,093More data
Average Annual Pay - 2022:$51,274 
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$47,067 
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$44,662 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$42,158 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)     «Unemployment History Chart»
Unemployment Rate - 2023:3.3More data
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2021:4.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:6.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.8 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2022
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»   «Tax Rate History with Chart»$0.312500More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»   «Levy History with Chart»$54,636,807,366More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$39,380,368,857More data
Total Actual Levy:$123,063,653More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History     «Sales Tax History Chart»
CY 2023:$32,134,901More data
CY 2022:$30,740,867 
CY 2021:$29,762,793 
CY 2020:$28,929,896 
CY 2019:$23,400,715 
Centerline Miles - 2022
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:155.848More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:52.196More data
On-System Subtotal:276.332More data
City Streets:473.447More data
Certified County Roads:823.779More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.491More data
Federal Roads:3.316More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,301.033More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,577.365More data
Lane Miles - 2022
IH Highways:146.190More data
US Highways:59.304More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:80.974More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:352.696More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:111.485More data
On-System Subtotal:750.649More data
City Streets:975.324More data
Certified County Roads:1,651.012More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:1.964More data
Federal Roads:6.632More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,634.932More data
County Total:3,385.581More data
Miles Travelled on County Roads     «Mileage History with Chart»
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2022»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017 🗗»     «2017 County Profile 🗗»
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.