Historic Hays County Population: 1850 - Present

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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HISTORIC POPULATION (CENSUS BUREAU)
County Population
Census 2010:157,107
Census 2000:97,589
Census 1990:65,614
Census 1980:40,594
Census 1970:27,642
Census 1960:19,934
Census 1950:17,840
Census 1940:15,349
Census 1930:14,915
Census 1920:15,920
Census 1910:15,518
Census 1900:14,142
Census 1890:11,352
Census 1880:7,555
Census 1870:4,088
Census 1860:2,126
Census 1850:387
 
COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
387 people in 1850 2126 people in 1860 4088 people in 1870 7555 people in 1880 11352 people in 1890 14142 people in 1900 15518 people in 1910 15920 people in 1920 14915 people in 1930 15349 people in 1940 17840 people in 1950 19934 people in 1960 27642 people in 1970 40594 people in 1980 65614 people in 1990 97589 people in 2000 157107 people in 2010
1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
 

The preceeding chart has been edited so that the height of the tallest column is the same for every county regardless of the actual value. The other columns have been adjusted accordingly to maintain the correct ratio of column heights for each Census. Therefore, this chart should not be used to compare populations between counties.


The chart below has the bars offset to the right to make room for negative values.

PERCENT CHANGE IN COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
2000 - 2010:spacer61.0   61.0
1990 - 2000:spacer48.7   48.7
1980 - 1990:spacer61.6   61.6
1970 - 1980:spacer46.9   46.9
1960 - 1970:spacer38.7   38.7
1950 - 1960:spacer11.7   11.7
1940 - 1950:spacer16.2   16.2
1930 - 1940:spacer2.9   2.9
1920 - 1930:spacer-6.3   -6.3
1910 - 1920:spacer2.6   2.6
1900 - 1910:spacer9.7   9.7
1890 - 1900:spacer24.6   24.6
1880 - 1890:spacer50.3   50.3
1870 - 1880:spacer84.8   84.8
1860 - 1870:spacer92.3   92.3
1850 - 1860:spacer449.4   449.4