Hays County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2017:214,485More data
Estimate 2016:204,345 
Estimate 2015:194,497 
Estimate 2014:184,871 
Estimate 2013:176,019 
Estimate 2012:168,478 
Estimate 2011:163,234 
Census 2010:157,107More data
Census 2000:97,589More data
Population of the County Seat (San Marcos)
Census 2010:44,894 
Census 2000:34,733 
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.):0More data
Bear Creek village:445More data
Buda city:16,163More data
Dripping Springs city:3,876More data
Hays city:250More data
Kyle city:43,480More data
Mountain City city:753More data
Niederwald city (pt.):489More data
San Marcos city (pt.):63,068More data
Uhland city (pt.):578More data
Wimberley city:3,019More data
Woodcreek city:1,742More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:678.0More data
Water Area:2.0More data
Total Area:679.9More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:231.73More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:68.29More data
Percent Rural:31.71More data
Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:39.0%More data
Race - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:90.3%More data
Percent African American Alone:4.3%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.2%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.7%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.3%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:53.8%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:3.7%More data
Age - 2017 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:23.2%More data
65 and Older:10.6%More data
85 and Older:1.0%More data
Median Age:31.9More data
Per Capita Income - 2017 (BEA):$41,902More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$8,987,390,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$66,525More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:12.2%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:11.8%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:88.9% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:36.3% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$39,075More data
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$38,358 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$37,522 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$36,350 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$34,706 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.1More data
Unemployment Rate - 2016:3.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:4.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:5.3 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2017
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.445000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$22,709,487,761More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$19,040,383,841More data
Total Actual Levy:$84,696,148More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2017:$17,665,887More data
CY 2016:$17,012,502 
CY 2015:$15,327,866 
CY 2014:$14,298,603 
CY 2013:$13,234,541 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:24.348More data
US Highways:16.972More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:30.511More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:152.849More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:48.840More data
On-System Subtotal:273.520More data
City Streets:413.976More data
Certified County Roads:798.231More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:3.317More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,215.524More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,489.044More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:146.088More data
US Highways:67.888More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:88.796More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:323.308More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:98.910More data
On-System Subtotal:724.990More data
City Streets:855.160More data
Certified County Roads:1,600.588More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:3.694More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,459.442More data
County Total:3,184.432More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Hays County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Hays County Narrative Profile»
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.