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Hays County Demographics

Population

Population 2000 2010 2016 2021
Hays County 97,589 157,107 199,764 242,790
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Age

Population 2010 2016 2021
0-4 10,571 12,876 15,945
5-9 10,978 13,442 16,131
10-14 10,914 13,600 16,578
15-19 14,029 17,101 19,810
20-24 20,180 25,449 28,708
25-29 11,071 13,832 17,128
30-34 10,117 12,651 16,286
35-39 10,361 12,749 16,452
40-44 9,716 12,526 15,056
45-49 10,200 11,533 13,417
50-54 9,752 11,701 12,630
55-59 8,763 11,487 12,769
60-64 7,170 9,977 12,340
65-69 4,803 7,955 10,538
70-74 3,244 5,427 8,300
75-79 2,243 3,418 5,184
80-84 1,574 2,068 2,959
85+ 1,421 1,972 2,559
18+ 118,346 152,148 184,810
Median Age 30 31 32
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Race

Hays County 2016
Total 199,764
White Alone 76.560
Black Alone 4.400
American Indian Alone 0.860
Asian Alone 1.670
Pacific Islander Alone 0.150
Some Other Race 12.930
Two or More Races 3.440
Hispanic Origin 41.600
Diversity Index 69.700
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Households

Population 2000 2010 2016 2021
Households 33,410 55,245 69,690 84,705
Housing Units 35,643 59,417 76,002 92,034
Owner Occupied Units 43,608 52,875
Renter Occupied Units 26,082 31,830
Vacant Units 6,312 7,329
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Income

Hays County 2016 2021
Median Household $61,787 $71,751
Average Household $81,907 $88,309
Per Capita $29,480 $31,554
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Household Income Base

Hays County 2016
<$15,000 9,062
$15,000 - $24,999 6,009
$25,000 - $34,999 5,509
$35,000 - $49,999 7,777
$50,000 - $74,999 11,531
$75,000 - $99,999 9,623
$100,000 - $149,999 11,663
$150,000 - $199,999 4,523
$200,000+ 3,993
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Growth Rate

Hays County 2010 - 2014 2014 - 2019
Population 4% 4%
Households 4% 4%
Families 4% 4%
Median Household Income 3%
Per Capita Income 1%
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Hays County Quality Life

Home Value

Hays County 2016 2021
Median Home Value $209,851 $230,767
Average Home Value $266,929 $281,506
<$50,000 2,423 1,827
$50,000 - $99,999 3,106 2,868
$100,000 - $149,999 6,089 4,784
$150,000 - $199,999 9,017 10,687
$200,000 - $249,999 5,923 10,188
$250,000 - $299,999 4,482 7,612
$300,000 - $399,999 5,938 6,796
$400,000 - $499,999 2,817 3,237
$500,000 - $749,999 2,141 2,713
$750,000 - $999,999 874 1,226
$1,000,000 + 794 932
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Housing Year Built

Year Range Houses Built
2010 or Later 3,297
2000-2009 25,017
1990-1999 12,006
1980-1989 12,028
1970-1979 6,476
1960-1969 1,751
1950-1959 2,096
1940-1949 845
1939 or Before 1,365
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Commute

Category Commuters
Workers 16+ 81,330
In-County Residents 41,620
Out-of-County Residents 39,165
Drive Alone 62,617
Carpooled 9,970
Public Transport 765
Work at Home 5,319
Less than 5 minutes 1,721
5-9 minutes 7,620
10-14 minutes 9,274
15-19 minutes 9,089
20-24 minutes 9,008
25-29 minutes 3,749
30-34 minutes 10,466
35-39 minutes 1,998
40-44 minutes 3,941
45-59 minutes 9,328
60-89 minutes 7,894
90+ minutes 1,923
Average Travel Time 30
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Hays County Workforce Occupations

Employees By NAICS

Category Number
Total Employees 77,766
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt 156
Mining 16
Utilities 117
Construction 4,486
Manufacturing 4,294
Wholesale Trade 1,454
   
Retail Trade 13,402
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers 1,266
Furn & Home Furnish Str 436
Electronics & Appl Store 220
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip 1,358
Food & Beverage Stores 1,787
Health/Pers Care Stores 1,012
Gasoline Stations 255
Clothing/Accessory Store 1,742
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music 955
General Merchandise Str 1,848
Misc Store Retailers 2,182
Nonstore Retailers 341
   
Transportation/Warehouse 671
Information 814
   
Finance & Insurance 1,702
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn 908
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv 214
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other 580
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing 1,862
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv 3,109
Legal Services 359
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises 24
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt 834
Educational Services 20,169
HealthCare/Social Assist 7,504
Arts/Entertainment/Rec 789
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs 8,339
Accommodation 1,008
Food Srv/Drinking Places 7,331
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin 3,044
Auto Repair/Maintenance 740
Public Administration Emp 4,901
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Hays County Workforce Establishments

Businesses By NAICS

Category Number
Total Businesses 6,374
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus 46
Mining Bus 7
Utilities Bus 20
Construction Bus 671
Manufacturing Bus 189
Wholesale Trade Bus 169
   
Retail Trade Bus 1,026
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus 95
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus 61
Electronics & Appl Store Bus 49
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus 65
Food & Beverage Stores Bus 112
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus 92
Gasoline Stations Bus 49
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus 176
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus 49
General Merchandise Str Bus 54
Misc Store Retailers Bus 199
Nonstore Retailers Bus 25
   
Transportation/Warehouse Bus 85
Information Bus 103
   
Finance & Insurance Bus 451
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus 262
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus 58
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus 131
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus 426
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus 494
Legal Services Bus 92
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus 6
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus 208
Educational Services Bus 160
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus 454
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus 120
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus 494
Accommodation Bus 103
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus 391
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus 702
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus 144
Public Administration Bus 252
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Hays County Higher Education

Educational Attainment (25+)

Educational Level Attained Number
Some High School 6,400
Graduated High School 19,697
Associates Degree 8,250
Bachelor's Degree 30,830
Graduate Degree 13,972
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

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