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Overview

Introduction to Hays, Kansas

Hays, Kansas, in Ellis county, is located 135 miles NW of Wichita, Kansas.

Hays History

Hays was incorporated in the year 1867. The city was initially a lawless and wild town. However, it gradually changed into a serving point due to the arrival of the immigrants. The Germans were the early immigrants in Hays who found the land suitable for farming. The Volga - German settlers first arrived in the city in the year 1876.

Hays and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Hays State Historic Site
  • Walter P. Chrysler House
  • Ellis County Historical Society Musem
  • Fort Hays Municipal Golf Course

Things To Do In Hays

Visitors to the city can take a look around the Hays Miniature Golf & Batting Cages. The parks like Cedar Bluff State Park, Sunrise Park, and Ekey Park offer facilities for camping, boating, swimming, and fishing. Golf lovers may also visit the Fort Hays Municipal Golf Course. Hays also hosts several recreational programs all through the year.

Hays Transportation

Hays Regional Airport is the nearest airport.

Hays Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are offered by Fort Hays State University, Barton County Community College, and Hutchinson Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,073
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens13.4%
Employed Population 16+11,686
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married41.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.4%
Median Earnings25+$35,192
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,585
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,414

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,330
% Above Poverty Level82.5%
% Below Poverty Level17.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time11 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone34.5%
Median Gross Rent$644
Median House Value$161,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.2%
Irish12.1%
English8.6%
French Except Basque3.7%
Swedish2.4%
Dutch2.3%
Italian1.8%
Russian1.5%
Czech1.5%
Norwegian1.2%
Scottish1.2%
Polish1.1%
Canadian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Arab0.5%
Lebanese0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Turkish0.4%
African0.4%
Swiss0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
German0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Hays Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ellis County
Standard Zip Codes67601
P.O. Box Zip Codes67667
Phone Area Codes785
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.87
Approximate Longitude-99.31

Hays Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationHAYS 1 S
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp15 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 92 F
Oct Temp41 to 70 F
Annual Precip22.6 inches
StationPLAINVILLE 4 WNW
Distance25.8 miles
Jan Temp15 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 91 F
Oct Temp40 to 68 F
Annual Precip24.7 inches
StationWAKEENEY
Distance31.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 40 F
Apr Temp39 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 93 F
Oct Temp41 to 70 F
Annual Precip23.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ellis2,218$66,719
Gorham357$67,750
La Crosse1,317$58,750
McCracken184$42,917
Schoenchen187$76,250
Victoria1,316$76,346

Hays Public Libraries

Hays Public Library
1205 MAIN ST.
Hays, Kansas
(785) 625-9014

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Hays Hospitals

Hays Medical Center
(Non-profit)
2220 Canterbury Drive
(785) 623-5000

Hays Public Schools

Hays High
2300 E 13th
ZIP: 67601
(785) 623-2600
High
Total Enrollment 858
Hays Middle School
201 W. 29th
ZIP: 67601
(785) 623-2450
Middle
Total Enrollment 631
Kathryn O'loughlin Mccarthy Elem
1401 Hall
ZIP: 67601
(785) 623-2510
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Lincoln Elem
1906 Ash
ZIP: 67601
(785) 623-2500
Primary
Total Enrollment 296
Roosevelt Elem
2000 Macarthur
ZIP: 67601
(785) 623-2520
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Washington Elem
305 Main
ZIP: 67601
(785) 623-2540
Primary
Total Enrollment 129
Woodrow Wilson Elem
101 E 28th
ZIP: 67601
(785) 623-2550
Primary
Total Enrollment 381

Hays Private Schools

Holy Family Elementary
1800 Milner St
ZIP: 67601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 323
Maranatha Christian School
1410 Toulon Ave
ZIP: 67601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Thomas More Prep Marian High School
1701 Hall St
ZIP: 67601
Secondary
Total Enrollment 246
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