Hay Springs, Nebraska

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Hay Springs, Nebraska

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High Points

Hay Springs strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Nebraska):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Hay Springs Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Hay Springs Short Commute Times
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 9% Hay Springs College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Hay Springs, Nebraska

Comparing Hay Springs to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Nebraska (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 9 6
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 10
People Above Poverty 5 3
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3
Median Family Income 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 7
Working at Home 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Affordability of Rents 8 6
People Living Alone 7 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
Housing Recently Built 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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Hay Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 100 miles S of Rapid City, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 234 miles NE of Aurora, Colorado
County Sheridan
Standard Zip Codes 69347, 69367
Phone Area Codes 308
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.683
Longitude -102.689

Hay Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 35 F
Apr Temp 30 to 59 F
Jul Temp 57 to 86 F
Oct Temp 31 to 64 F
Annual Precip 19.8 inches
Station HAY SPRINGS 12 S
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 34 F
Apr Temp 30 to 58 F
Jul Temp 56 to 86 F
Oct Temp 31 to 63 F
Annual Precip 16.9 inches
Distance 31.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 35 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 86 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 17 inches
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Hay Springs Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 652 100%
Male 310 47.5%
Female 342 52.5%
Under 18 146 22.4%
18+ 506 77.6%
65+ 148 22.7%
Median Age 44
Average Family Size 2.9
White 588 90.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 37 5.7%
Other 10 1.5%
Mixed Race 17 2.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 2.3%

Estimated Hay Springs Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 585
Growth -67
Growth % -10.3%

Hay Springs Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 29.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.4%
English 8.9%
Irish 8.5%
Norwegian 6.6%
Swedish 5.9%
Scotch-Irish 4.2%
US/American 4%
Dutch 2.8%
Czech 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Danish 2.3%
Czechoslovakian 1.3%
Polish 1.3%
Scottish 1.1%
Russian 1.1%
Swiss 1.1%
Syrian 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Italian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hay Springs 652 $34,318
Chadron 5,634 $44,420
Rushville 999 $36,100

Hay Springs Public Libraries

Cravath Memorial Library
Hay Springs, Nebraska
(308) 638-4541

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Hay Springs High Schools (2004)

Serves 61 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.8

Hay Springs Colleges

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