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Time Zone: Hays County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of San Marcos is the Seat for Hays County.

Hays County was founded in 1848 and was created by taking area from TravisCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Hays had a population of 155,545 people. This is an increase of 59.39% since the last Census (which gave a population of 97,589 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Hays represented 0.47% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 35th most populous county (out of 254 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010157,107+60.99%+1% since 2009
2009155,545+59.39%+4.1% since 2008
2008149,424+53.12%+5.23% since 2007
200097,589The Last Census

More information can be found on the Hays County Census Page for Hays County.


Below are some of the communities located in Hays County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Hays County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Kyle   28,5435,314437.1% increase  
Buda   7,7842,404223.8% increase  
Dripping Springs   1,8751,54821.12% increase  
Mountain City   74567111.03% increase  
Bear Creek   40036011.11% increase  

Websites for Hays County

Official Website:   www.co.hays.tx.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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