Hays County, TX

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2022 Population
245,351
4.59% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
33.2
0.302% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.9%
4.83% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$79,990
12.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$335,700
20.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
125,414
5.89% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Hays County, TX had a population of 245k people with a median age of 33.2 and a median household income of $79,990. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hays County, TX grew from 234,573 to 245,351, a 4.59% increase and its median household income grew from $71,061 to $79,990, a 12.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hays County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (50.7%), White (Hispanic) (20.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (15.1%), Other (Hispanic) (3.96%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.52%).

None of the households in Hays County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.6% of the residents in Hays County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hays County, TX are Texas State University (8,918 degrees awarded in 2022) and Total Transformation Institute of Cosmetology (34 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Hays County, TX was $335,700, and the homeownership rate was 62.8%.

Most people in Hays County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Hays County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Hays County, TX is home to a population of 245k people, from which 94.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.28% of Hays County, TX residents were born outside of the country (22.8k people).

In 2022, there were 2.52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (124k people) in Hays County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 49.4k White (Hispanic) and 37.1k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.6%
2022 Citizenship
94.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.6% of Hays County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hays County, TX was 94.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hays County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    124k ± 1.06k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    49.4k ± 2.72k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    37.1k ± 3.01k
40.3%
Hispanic Population
98.9k people

In 2022, there were 2.52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (124k people) in Hays County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 49.4k White (Hispanic) and 37.1k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

40.3% of the people in Hays County, TX are hispanic (98.9k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.28%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
22.8k people
9.32%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
21.9k people

As of 2022, 9.28% of Hays County, TX residents (22.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hays County, TX was 9.32%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,046 ± 623
  2. Vietnam
    3,523 ± 410
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,053 ± 430

Hays County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hays County, TX employs 125k people. The largest industries in Hays County, TX are Retail Trade (15,599 people), Educational Services (14,313 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (12,350 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($96,444), Information ($85,924), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($82,500).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

125k
2022 Value
± 3,774
5.89%
1 Year growth
± 4.12%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hays County, TX grew at a rate of 5.89%, from 118k employees to 125k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hays County, TX, are Management Occupations (15,232 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,304 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (14,014 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hays County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

125k
2022 Value
± 3,774
5.89%
1 Year growth
± 4.12%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hays County, TX grew at a rate of 5.89%, from 118k employees to 125k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hays County, TX, are Retail Trade (15,599 people), Educational Services (14,313 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (12,350 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hays County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Hays County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,145
Median earning men ± $2,871
$36,765
Median earning women ± $1,988

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($97,250), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,833), and Information ($77,305).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($94,135), Public Administration ($57,474), and Manufacturing ($53,846).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,513
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,045
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 846
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Hays County, TX went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.59%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Hays County, TX awarded 8,952 degrees. The student population of Hays County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 15,097 male students and 23,144 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hays County, TX are White (4,062 and 46.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (3,273 and 37.4%), Black or African American (735 and 8.4%), and Asian (285 and 3.26%).

The largest universities in Hays County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Texas State University (8,918 and 99.6%) and Total Transformation Institute of Cosmetology (34 and 0.38%).

The most popular majors in Hays County, TX are General Psychology (523 and 5.84%), General Business Administration & Management (503 and 5.62%), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (396 and 4.42%).

The median tuition cost in Hays County, TX for a public four year colleges is $8,606 for in-state students and $20,030 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Hays County, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 87.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 30%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 38,241 (39.5% men and 60.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 38,241 students enrolled in Hays County, TX, 39.5% men and 60.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 15,501 records, of which 62.6% were women and 37.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 354 degrees awarded
  2. 523 degrees awarded
  3. 411 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Hays County, TX was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 354 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Hays County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 8,918 degrees awarded
  2. 34 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Texas State University with 8,918 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,381 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hays County, TX, which is 0.607 times less than the 5,571 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,062 degrees mean that there were 1.24 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 3,273 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($8,606) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,529) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($760) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hays County, TX was $335,700 in 2022, which is 1.19 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $278,000 to $335,700, a 20.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Hays County, TX is 62.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hays County, TX have an average commute time of 31.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hays County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Hays County, TX is $79,990. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Hays County, TX was Census Tract 108.07 with a value of $142,351, followed by Census Tract 108.09 and Census Tract 108.06, with respective values of $133,945 and $126,321.

In 2022, 19.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hays County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.07%.

Property

$335,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,696
$56,117
Median Property Taxes
±$1,965

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hays County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

62.8%
Homeownership
2022
66.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.8% of the housing units in Hays County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 108.07
  2. Census Tract 108.09
  3. Census Tract 108.06

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hays County, TX was Census Tract 108.07 with a value of $142,351, followed by Census Tract 108.09 and Census Tract 108.06, with respective values of $133,945 and $126,321.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Hays County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$79,990
Median Household Income
± $2,985
89.3k
Number of Households
± 3,012

In 2022, the median household income of the 89.3k households in Hays County, TX grew to $79,990 from the previous year's value of $71,061.

The following chart displays the households in Hays County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hays County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.5%)
  3. Carpooled (9.07%)

In 2022, 73.5% of workers in Hays County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.5%) and those who carpooled to work (9.07%).

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Commute Time

31.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hays County, TX have a longer commute time (31.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.15% of the workforce in Hays County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 19.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hays County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.07%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hays County, TX (30.8k out of 238k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hays County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 9.9% of the children was living in poverty in Hays County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 244 in Hays County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 33 per 100,000 population.

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Health

87.1% of the population of Hays County, TX has health coverage, with 54.4% on employee plans, 8.92% on Medicaid, 8.32% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 2.1% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hays County, TX see 2349 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.256% increase from the previous year (2343 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2595 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 921 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,349 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hays County, TX

Primary care physicians in Hays County, TX see an average of 2,349 patients per year. This represents a 0.256% increase from the previous year (2,343 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hays County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.7% under 18 years, 28.1% between 18 and 34 years, 35.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.9%
Uninsured
54.4%
Employer Coverage
8.92%
Medicaid
8.32%
Medicare
13.3%
Non-Group
2.1%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hays County, TX declined by 7.05% from 13.9% to 12.9%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 34 in Hays County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33.4% in Hays County, TX.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.7% in Hays County, TX.

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