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Hays, KS: What you need to know

Known as a college town and home to Fort Hays State University and North Central Kansas Technical College, the three major industries in Hays are education, manufacturing and healthcare. Hays Medical Center is a 165-bed facility that serves residents, and Hays features 16 parks and robust nightlife entertainment. The downtown Hays Public Library circulates more than 1.1 million items annually.

 

Hays, KS City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 20,992
Median Age 30
Median Household Income $42,976
Median Home Price $157,900

Hays, KS Demographics

Median Population in Hays , KS

Median Age 30.2%
Age 18 Over 79.9%
Age 21 Over 71%
Age 62 Over 15.4%
Age 65 Over 12.8%

Race in Hays , KS

  Ethnicity White 93.9%
  Ethnicity Black 1.5%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.7%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 5.1%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Other 0.3%

Population By Gender in Hays , KS

  Male 49.5%
  Female 50.5%

Language in Hays , KS

  English Only 92.9%
  English Other 7.1%

Economics in Hays , KS

  Median Household Income $42,976
  Median Home Price $157,900
  Homes Owned 43.2%
  Homes Rent 56.8%
  Median Property Rent $636

 
COMMUTE TIME: 11 MINUTES
in Hays , KS

Commute Types in Hays , KS

  Walked 3.5%
  Worked at Home 1.9%
  Public Transportation 0.4%
  Other Means 0.6%
  Drove Alone 86.2%
  Carpooled 7.5%

 
Total Employed Armed Forces: 19
In Hays , KS

 
6.4% CIVILIAN VETERANS
in Hays , KS