Hays, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hays, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Hays Census Designated Place had a population of 1,847 as of July 1, 2016. Hays ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hays is located at latitude 36.2469 and longitude -81.1142 in Wilkes County. The formal boundaries for the Hays Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wilkes County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,358 feet.

The Hays Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402572) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Hays Census Designated Place is located within Township of Rock Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wilkes County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hays population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hays: Hay Meadow, Mount View.

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Hays, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,847
Population in Households 1,847
Population in Familes 1,592
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 300
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 713
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 523
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 804 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 529 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 184 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $106,796
Average Home Value $125,943


Median Household Income $32,171
Average Household Income $42,241
Per Capita Income $16,691
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% 0.02%
Households -0.13% -0.06%
Families -0.39% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hays, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hays to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 332 55th
Population Density1 # 565 24th
Diversity Index2 # 684 8th
Median Household Income # 589 20th
Per Capita Income # 640 14th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.