Hays, Kansas

Population 20,754

Hays is located in Ellis County, KS. The population is 20,754, making Hays the largest city in Ellis County.

There are 6 public schools in Hays with an average Homefacts rating of A. The total crime rate for Hays is low, and there are 42 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Hays is low and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Hays property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Hays include Big Creek Township, Munjor and Catharine.

Hays Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Excellent
  • No High School Diploma: 5.6%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 58.4%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 36.2%

Crime Rate

15.34% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 123
  • Violent Crimes: 316
  • Robbery: 9
  • Burglary: 420
  • Property Crime: 2
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

20.04% Higher than national avg.
  • 42 offenders in Hays
  • 20.24 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

172 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 1
  • Registered Polluters: 5
  • Superfunds: 9
  • Tanks & Spills: 157


Low 2.4%
  • Kansas unemployment average: 3.2%
  • National unemployment average: 3.8%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

Schools view all

6 Public Schools view public schools

There are 6 K-12 public schools in Hays, KS and 3 private schools. Homefacts rates Hays's schools as Excellent, with an overall A rating.

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Crime view details

42 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Property Report Overview

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Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

66 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Hays, KS issued 66 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 66 permits, 42 were issued for single family homes and 24 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Hays, KS issued 74 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 74 permits, 40 were issued for single family homes and 34 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $539
  • 1 Bedroom: $559
  • 2 Bedrooms: $710
  • 3 Bedrooms: $979
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,183

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Environmental Hazards

172 Environmental Hazards

Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (464/477)
    Hays, KS has 97.27% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 1 COUNTY
    Hays, KS is a red zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 5.29 Average
    Hays, KS is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 29.47°
  • February 32.9°
  • March 44.8°
  • April 53.35°
  • May 64.17°
  • June 76.26°
  • July 80.85°
  • August 77.3°
  • September 68.02°
  • October 54.57°
  • November 43.92°
  • December 28.17°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Hays, KS

Hays, KS has a low risk of earthquakes.
Hays, KS has no risk of hurricanes.
Hays, KS has a very high risk of hail storms.
Hays, KS has a very high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Hays, KS: $42,976


Unemployment in Hays is 2.4%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 3.2% and 3.8% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 39.00%
White Collar - 61.00%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Sam Brownback
  • Sen. Jerry Moran
  • Sen. Pat Roberts

City Representatives

  • Tim Huelskamp

Neighborhood Info

3 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

21 FCC Towers view all

2 Fire Stations view all

1 Hospital view all

1 Library view all

1 Police Station view all

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