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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.


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Median household income
Local
$31,501
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hays demographic reports
Hays is in the Smoky Hill River valley.
Developed as a rough town inhabited by soldiers, teamsters, railroad workers and homesteaders.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 23. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 3 among small cities in the ePodunk College Town Index, 2002
Filming location for:
· 1973 movie, "Paper Moon"
Well-known residents have included:
· Buffalo Bill Cody, frontiersman
Local festivals include:
  • Ellis County Fair - July 17-21, 2007
  • Midwest Deutsche Oktoberfest - Sept. 15-16, 2007
  • Wild West Festival - July 4-8, 2007
  • Polkafest - March 24-25, 2007
  • Pioneer Day - May 16, 2007
  • Family Fun Fest - April 21, 2007
  • Historic Fort Hays Days - Sept. 21-22, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Sept. 28, 2007
  • Frost Fest - Dec. 7-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hays web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Hays Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Cedar Bluff State Park
Historic sites and museums: Ellis County Historical Society Museum, Fort Hays, Sternberg Museum, Plymouth Country Schoolhouse
Colleges and universities: Fort Hays State University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

33% of Hays residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hays, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $354.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $861.


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Libraries in Hays include Hays Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hays include Hays Daily News

TV stations in Hays include KBSH, KOOD.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KZAN.

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Ellis County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hays political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Hays workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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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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