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Hays is a city in Ellis County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for nearby Fort Hays, which was named for Gen. Alexander Hays.
The latitude of Hays is 38.879N. The longitude is -99.326W.Elevation is 2,021 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 19,915.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hays demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ellis County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 67601 ZIP code.
47% of Hays residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hays ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hays was $18,565, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Hays residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Hays, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $354. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $861.
Libraries in Hays include Hays Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Hays include Hays Daily News
TV stations in Hays include KBSH, KOOD.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KZAN.
Ellis County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hays political report.
The average commute time for Hays workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Hays include Best Western Vagabond Motel, Budget Host Villa Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn, Comfort Inn & Suites North, Days Inn, Econo Lodge, Fairfield Inn Hays, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn of Hays, Motel 6 ... More hotels.
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