Hays County, TX

204,470 Population
678 square miles 301.6 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.7%
was 0.7%
Ranked 24th Highest in TX
Population Density
301.6
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
43.0%
was 41.5%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
9.7%
was 8.8%
Ranked 25th Highest in TX
Percent Under 18
23.2%
was 23.2%
Ranked 47th Highest in TX
Percent 65 and Over
10.5%
was 10.2%
Ranked 41st Highest in TX

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.1
was 3.4
Ranked 11th Lowest in TX
Percent Living in Poverty
14.2%
was 14.9%
Ranked 27th Lowest in TX
Median Household Income
$60,495
was $58,870
Ranked 16th Highest in TX
Gini Income Distribution
 
44.7
45
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,013
Ranked 120th Highest in TX
Patents per 100,000
419
Ranked 1st Highest in TX

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0.6
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
90.3
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
294.3
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
75,486
was 72,977
Ranked 24th Highest in TX
Median Rent
$1,074
was $994
Ranked 10th Highest in TX
Total Building Permits
3,243
was 3,327
 
Occupied Housing Units
71,267
was 67,346
 
Homeownership Rate
61.2%
was 61.4%
Ranked 33rd Highest in TX
Single Family Building Permits
1,517
was 1,426
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
111.3
was 107.6
Ranked 22nd Highest in TX
Rental Vacancy Rate
13.2%
was 17.8%
Ranked 52nd Highest in TX
Multifamily Building Permits
1,726
was 1,901
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.8
was 2.8
Ranked 29th Highest in TX
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
48.2
was 51.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
18.4
was 19.7
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
93.7%
was 93.1%
Ranked 15th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
82.2%
Ranked 16th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.8%
was 100%
Ranked 3rd Highest in TX

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
87.6%
was 89.5%
Ranked 18th Highest in TX
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
36.1%
was 35.6%
Ranked 9th Highest in TX

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