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Hays County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Hays County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Seat San Marcos
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

680 sq mi (1,761 km²)
678 sq mi (1,756 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.28%
Population
 - (2008)
 - Density

149,476
52/sq mi (20/km²)
Founded 1848
Website co.hays.tx.us

Hays County is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2008, its population was 149,476. It is named for John Coffee Hays, a Texas Ranger and Mexican-American War officer. The seat of the county is San Marcos[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 680 square miles (1,761 km²), of which, 678 square miles (1,756 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) of it (0.28%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2008, there were 149,476 people, 51,265 households, and 22,150 families residing in the county. The population density was 144 people per square mile (56/km²). There were 55,643 housing units at an average density of 53 per square mile (20/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.92% White, 3.68% Black or African American, 0.69% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 13.36% from other races, and 2.49% from two or more races. 29.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 33,410 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.70% were non-families. 21.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 20.50% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 19.10% from 45 to 64, and 7.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 101.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $45,006, and the median income for a family was $56,287. Males had a median income of $35,209 versus $27,334 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,931. About 6.40% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.30% of those under age 18 and 9.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

The current Hays County Courthouse was built in 1908 using the eclectic style of architecture.

Education

In the eastern portion of the county, students in kindergarten through high school grade levels attend Hays Consolidated Independent School District (Hays CISD). The Hays CISD website can be found at hayscisd.net. As of 2009, there are three high schools, five middle schools, and eleven elementary schools.

In Hays CISD, there are 5 middle schools

  • Barton Middle School, Home of the Bobcats, located in Kyle.
  • Dahlstrom Middle School, Home of the Mustangs, located in Buda.
  • Wallace Middle School, Home of the Rangers, located in Kyle.
  • Chapa Middle School, Home of the Cougars, located in Kyle.
  • Simon Middle School, Home of the Wolverines, located in kyle.

One of the high schools is Hays High School, located between Buda and Kyle. Enrollment for the 2004–2005 school year is approximately 2,000. School days are divided into seven 50 minute periods with 5 minute passing periods. Tardy students are sent to a "tardy room" for the period. The school has recently expanded, with a new building being added between the two older buildings.

Higher education in Hays County includes one four-year institution, Texas State University that is located in San Marcos. There are three Distance Learning Centers that are operated by Austin Community College. These centers offer basic and Early College Start classes along with testing centers for online classes.

Other school districts in Hays county include the San Marcos Consolidated, Dripping Springs and Wimberley ISDs.

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References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Further reading

  • DeCook, K.J. (1963). Geology and ground-water resources of Hays County, Texas [U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 1612]. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.

External links

Coordinates: 30°04′N 98°02′W / 30.06°N 98.03°W / 30.06; -98.03


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Hays County, Texas
Map
File:Map of Texas highlighting Hays County.png
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the USA highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1848
Seat San Marcos
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.28%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

97589
Website: co.hays.tx.us

Hays County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. It is part of the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area. In 2000, its population was 97,589. It is named for John Coffee Hays, a Texas Ranger and Mexican-American War officer. The seat of the county is San Marcos6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,761 km² (680 sq mi). 1,756 km² (678 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.28%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 97,589 people, 33,410 households, and 22,150 families residing in the county. The population density was 56/km² (144/sq mi). There were 35,643 housing units at an average density of 20/km² (53/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 78.92% White, 3.68% Black or African American, 0.69% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 13.36% from other races, and 2.49% from two or more races. 29.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 33,410 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.70% were non-families. 21.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 20.50% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 19.10% from 45 to 64, and 7.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 101.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $45,006, and the median income for a family was $56,287. Males had a median income of $35,209 versus $27,334 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,931. About 6.40% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.30% of those under age 18 and 9.70% of those age 65 or over.

The current Hays County Courthouse was built in 1909 using the eclectic style of architecture.

Cities and towns

Education

In the eastern portion of the county, students in kindergarten through high school grade levels attend Hays Consolidated Independent School District (Hays CISD). The Hays CISD website can be found at hayscisd.net. As of 2004, there are two high schools (Hays & Lehmann), three middle schools (Dahlstrom, Barton and Wallace), and seven elementary schools.

One of the middle schools is Dahlstrom Middle School, located on the outskirts of Buda.

One of the high schools is Hays High School, located between Buda and Kyle. Enrollment for the 2004–2005 school year is approximately 2,000. School days are divided into seven 50 minute periods with 5 minute passing periods. Tardy students are sent to a "tardy room" for the period. The school has recently expanded, with a new building being added between the two older buildings.

Under the Academy@Hays program, students may graduate early from high school. Students are allowed to work at their own accelerated pace, opting out of electives such as Physical Education and Sports.

Other school districts in Hays county include the San Marcos Consolidated and Dripping Springs ISDs.

External links


Coordinates: 30°04′N 98°02′W / 30.06, -98.03

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