Hays, KS

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2022 Population
21,111
1.15% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
30.6
5.85% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
17.1%
2.64% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$55,349
8.65% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$211,100
13.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
12,239
4.91% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Hays, KS had a population of 21.1k people with a median age of 30.6 and a median household income of $55,349. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hays, KS grew from 20,870 to 21,111, a 1.15% increase and its median household income grew from $50,941 to $55,349, a 8.65% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hays, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.1%), White (Hispanic) (2.75%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.58%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.99%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.98%).

None of the households in Hays, KS 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.

98.3% of the residents in Hays, KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hays, KS are Fort Hays State University (3,925 degrees awarded in 2022) and Hays Academy of Hair Design (58 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Hays, KS was $211,100, and the homeownership rate was 57.1%.

Most people in Hays, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 11.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Hays, KS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Hays, KS is home to a population of 21.1k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.89% of Hays, KS residents were born outside of the country (610 people).

In 2022, there were 32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.6k people) in Hays, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 581 White (Hispanic) and 545 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.3% of Hays, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hays, KS was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hays, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.6k ± 304
  2. White (Hispanic)
    581 ± 240
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    545 ± 169
6.25%
Hispanic Population
1.32k people

In 2022, there were 32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.6k people) in Hays, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 581 White (Hispanic) and 545 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.25% of the people in Hays, KS are hispanic (1.32k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    82,300 ± 6,944 people
  2. India
    14,639 ± 2,963 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,989 ± 2,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 82,300 Kansas residents, followed by India with 14,639 and Vietnam with 10,989.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.89%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
610 people
2.92%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
609 people

As of 2022, 2.89% of Hays, KS residents (610 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, KS was 2.92%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    309 ± 124
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    171 ± 113
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    118 ± 75

Hays, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hays, KS employs 12.2k people. The largest industries in Hays, KS are Educational Services (2,121 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,945 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,683 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($98,456), Information ($68,214), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,750).

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,429. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

12.2k
2022 Value
± 884
4.91%
1 Year growth
± 9.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hays, KS grew at a rate of 4.91%, from 11.7k employees to 12.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hays, KS, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,441 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,326 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,299 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hays, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.2k
2022 Value
± 884
4.91%
1 Year growth
± 9.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hays, KS grew at a rate of 4.91%, from 11.7k employees to 12.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hays, KS, are Educational Services (2,121 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,945 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,683 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hays, KS, though some of these residents may live in Hays, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$35,872
Median earning men ± $3,120
$29,126
Median earning women ± $3,539

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,579), Information ($68,214), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,935).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($85,000), Wholesale Trade ($70,313), and Public Administration ($57,500).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.11%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.44M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 3.11% 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 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kansas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kansas went to Donald J. Trump with 56.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.23%).

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing the state of Kansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kansas

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Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Roger Marshall
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing Kansas.

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 Kansas

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Hays, KS awarded 3,983 degrees. The student population of Hays, KS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,860 male students and 8,161 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hays, KS are White (1,997 and 50.7%), followed by Unknown (1,534 and 39%), Hispanic or Latino (242 and 6.15%), and Black or African American (93 and 2.36%).

The largest universities in Hays, KS by number of degrees awarded are Fort Hays State University (3,925 and 98.5%) and Hays Academy of Hair Design (58 and 1.46%).

The most popular majors in Hays, KS are Organizational Leadership (502 and 12.6%), Operations Management & Supervision (448 and 11.2%), and General Finance (233 and 5.85%).

The median tuition cost in Hays, KS for a public four year colleges is $4,140 for in-state students and $14,580 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Hays, KS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 88%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 51.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 13,021 (37.3% men and 62.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 13,021 students enrolled in Hays, KS, 37.3% men and 62.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,289 records, of which 65.4% were women and 34.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 502 degrees awarded
  2. 448 degrees awarded
  3. 233 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Hays, KS was Organizational Leadership with 502 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,925 degrees awarded
  2. 58 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fort Hays State University with 3,925 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,364 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hays, KS, which is 0.521 times less than the 2,619 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 1,997 degrees mean that there were 1.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 1,534 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 ($4,140) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,290) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,000) 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, 0.872% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.778% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (605k), Some college (553k), and Bachelors Degree (450k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hays, KS was $211,100 in 2022, which is 0.749 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $185,700 to $211,100, a 13.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Hays, KS is 57.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hays, KS have an average commute time of 11.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hays, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$211,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,130
$4,994
Median Property Taxes
±$549

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Rent vs Own

57.1%
Homeownership
2022
63.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 57.1% of the housing units in Hays, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.1%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 727.02
  2. Census Tract 727.01

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Household Income

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$55,349
Median Household Income
± $4,255
8.74k
Number of Households
± 751

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.74k households in Hays, KS grew to $55,349 from the previous year's value of $50,941.

The following chart displays the households in Hays, KS 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, KS is from Kansas.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.512% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77%)
  2. Carpooled (8.72%)
  3. Walked (8.06%)

In 2022, 77% of workers in Hays, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.72%) and those who walked to work (8.06%).

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Commute Time

11.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hays, KS have a shorter commute time (11.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.735% of the workforce in Hays, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

17.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hays, KS (3.4k out of 19.9k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hays, KS is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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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Health

93% of the population of Hays, KS has health coverage, with 55.8% on employee plans, 8.49% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 1.67% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ellis County, KS see 1586 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.564% decrease from the previous year (1595 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 989 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 330 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,586 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ellis County, KS

Primary care physicians in Ellis County, KS see an average of 1,586 patients per year. This represents a 0.564% decrease from the previous year (1,595 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.1% under 18 years, 34% between 18 and 34 years, 29% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.99%
Uninsured
55.8%
Employer Coverage
8.49%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
16.2%
Non-Group
1.67%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hays, KS grew by 10.3% from 6.33% to 6.99%.

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