Hays County, Texas

County population in 2005: 124,432 (58% urban, 42% rural)
County owner-occupied houses and condos: 21,680
Renter-occupied apartments: 11,730
% of renters here:  35%
State:  36%
Land area: 678 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 184 people per square mile  (high).
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2005: 13.8%
Hays County:  13.8%
Texas:  17.6%

(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Cities in Hays County include:  Kyle Texas, San Marcos Texas, Buda Texas, Lockhart Texas, Dripping Springs Texas, Driftwood Texas, Wimberley Texas

School Districts in Hays County include: Hays CISD, Dripping Springs ISD, Wimberley ISD, San Marcos ISD

Median age of residents in 2005: 30 years ols
(Males: 29 years old, Females: 30 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 33 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, Asian residents: 23 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)
Type of workers:
  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
Races in Hays County, Texas:
  • White Non-Hispanic (64.5%)
  • Hispanic (29.6%)
  • Other race (13.4%)
  • Black (3.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
  • American Indian (1.3%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)  
Median resident age:  28.4 years
Texas median age:  32.3 years
 
Males: 49,120  (50.3%)
Females: 48,469  (49.7%)
Average wage per job in 2003: $26,082
County population in 2003: 115,891
Jobs in 2003: 39,393
Total labor force in 2004: 63,076
Unemployment rate in 2004: 4.9%

Average household size:
Hays County:  2.7 people
Texas:  2.7 people

Median household income in 2005: $43,207
2005 median house value: $149,400
Median contract rent in 2005: $624
Median monthly housing costs in 2005: $933
Estimated median household income in 2005: $47,499 ($45,006 in 2000)
This county  $47,499
Texas:  $42,139

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $176,303
Hays County  $176,303
Texas:  $106,000

Median montly rent in 2000: $628
Institutionalized population: 1,490
Median monthly costs for houses with a mortgage in Hays County in 2000: $1164
 Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):
  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 9
  • Assaults: 90
  • Burglaries: 207
  • Thefts: 492
  • Auto thefts: 75
 Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):
  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 55
  • Burglaries: 206
  • Thefts: 552
  • Auto thefts: 94
 
Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 2005: 2124 buildings, average cost: $146,500
  • 2006: 1992 buildings, average cost: $133,200
 2004 Presidential Election results in Hays County Texas:

Bush/Cheney (Republican): 56.5%
Kerry/Edwards (Democratic): 42.1%   

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2005: $3,219 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2005: $2,415 (1.7%)
Area name: Austin-Round Rock, TX MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hays County is $658 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $804 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1093 a month.
 



 

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