Hays, KS
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Hays is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 21,092 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Hays is the 21st largest community in Kansas.

Hays real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Hays house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Hays is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hays is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hays who work in office and administrative support (14.79%), sales jobs (14.07%), and teaching (8.26%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Hays, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Hays provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

One of the benefits of Hays is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 11.47 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The citizens of Hays are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.11% of adults in Hays have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hays in 2010 was $25,871, which is upper middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $103,484 for a family of four. However, Hays contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Hays home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hays residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hays include Irish, English, French , and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Hays is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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