Hayes, VA

Hayes profile

Living in Hayes

Hayes is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 15,940 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Hayes is the 52nd largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some towns, Hayes isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hayes are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hayes is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hayes who work in management occupations (10.88%), office and administrative support (10.68%), and sales jobs (9.93%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Hayes has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Hayes a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Hayes is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

In Hayes, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.90 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The citizens of Hayes are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.89% of adults in Hayes having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hayes in 2018 was $32,510, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,040 for a family of four. However, Hayes contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hayes is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Hayes home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hayes residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hayes include English, Irish, German, European, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Hayes is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.