|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Hays is 20,795. Hays, Kansas is the 1,815th largest city in the US.
Hays is located entirely in Ellis County.
The peak population of Hays was in 2020, when its population was 20,894. In 2020, Hays was the 1,793rd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,815th largest city in the US. Hays is currently 0.5% smaller than it was in 2020.
Hays has grown 3.7% since the 2000. Hays, Kansas's growth is below average. 70% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Hays has a population density of 2,579.5 people per square mile. Hays has the 7th highest population density in Kansas.
|1809||Fort Walton Beach, Florida||20,879||4.3%|
|1810||North Liberty, Iowa||20,875||280.7%|
|1813||West St. Paul, Minnesota||20,822||6.6%|
|1817||Glassboro, New Jersey||20,786||9.0%|
|1819||Lockport, New York||20,738||-6.6%|
The total voting age population of Hays, Kansas, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 16,353. The voting age population is 49.7% male and 50.3% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 14.5% of the residents of Hays are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Hays are 92.3% White, 4.1% Two or more races, 1.5% Asian, 1.1% Black, 0.6% Other, 0.3% American Indian and 0.2% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 6.6% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Hays, 17.5% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 14.7%. On a per-household basis, 9.7% of families are below the poverty line in Hays.
Among those aged 16 and older, 71.8% of Hays residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 94.2% of Hays residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 39.9% have a bachelor's degree and 14.6% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Hays residents aged 5 and older, 6.9% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.5% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Hays is 3.3%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Hays, 19.4% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Hays is $50,040.
In Hays, 55.7% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 44.3% of housing units in Hays.
Of all the housing units in Hays, 8.2% of them were build before 1940.
In Hays, 11.9% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,200 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Hays is $707.
In Hays, 81.2% of households have an active broadband internet connection.