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Hays County, Texas Facts

Facts
State Texas
Land area 678.0 square miles
Population Density 231.7 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 176,026
Population change 12%
Under 5 years of age 6.3%
Under 18 24%
65 and over 9.6%
Females 50.2%
White 91.2
Hispanic or Latino of any race 36.7
Asian 1.4%
Two or more races 2%
Black or African American 4%
Native American 1.2%
Pacific Islander 0.2%
Had graduated from high school 89%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 36.7%
Veterans 10,834
Households and Housing
Households 56,459
Persons per household 2.8
Living in the same house for one year or more 78.3%
Median household income $58,651
The per capita income $26,873
Live below the poverty line. 17%
housing units 67,315
Multi-unit structures 22%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $175,600
Residents owning their homes. 66.8%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 14,240
Women-owned firms 26.2%
Asian-owned firms 0.9%
Hispanic-owned firms 18.1%
Black-owned firms 1.8%
Native American-owned firms 1.1%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $1,954,688
Retail sales per capita $13,765
Manufacturers shipments $1,081,843
Merchant wholesaler sales $451,199