Hays, Kansas

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Hays, Kansas
Main Street in Downtown Hays (2014)
Main Street in Downtown Hays (2014)
Location within Ellis County and Kansas
Location within Ellis County and Kansas
KDOT map of Ellis County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°52′46″N 99°19′20″W / 38.87944°N 99.32222°W / 38.87944; -99.32222Coordinates: 38°52′46″N 99°19′20″W / 38.87944°N 99.32222°W / 38.87944; -99.32222
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyEllis
Founded1867
Incorporated1885
Named forFort Hays
Area
 • Total7.95 sq mi (20.59 km2)
 • Land7.95 sq mi (20.59 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation2,021 ft (616 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total20,510
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
21,027
 • Density2,600/sq mi (1,000/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
67601, 67667
Area code785
FIPS code20-31100 [4]
GNIS ID0475182
Websitehaysusa.com

Hays is a city in the state of Kansas. It is the county seat of Ellis County. In 2010, 20,510 people lived there.[5] It is also a "college town", and it has Fort Hays State University.[6] It is the biggest city in northwestern Kansas.

Geography and climate[change | change source]

Climate data for Hays, Kansas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 79
(26)
88
(31)
97
(36)
107
(42)
106
(41)
114
(46)
117
(47)
115
(46)
111
(44)
101
(38)
90
(32)
83
(28)
117
(47)
Average high °F (°C) 42.2
(5.7)
46.1
(7.8)
56.2
(13.4)
66.6
(19.2)
75.5
(24.2)
86.2
(30.1)
92.4
(33.6)
90.4
(32.4)
81.7
(27.6)
69.2
(20.7)
55.0
(12.8)
42.9
(6.1)
67.0
(19.5)
Daily mean °F (°C) 29.2
(−1.6)
33.0
(0.6)
42.7
(5.9)
53.2
(11.8)
63.3
(17.4)
73.7
(23.2)
79.1
(26.2)
77.4
(25.2)
68.3
(20.2)
55.3
(12.9)
41.4
(5.2)
30.6
(−0.8)
53.9
(12.2)
Average low °F (°C) 16.2
(−8.8)
19.9
(−6.7)
29.2
(−1.6)
39.9
(4.4)
51.1
(10.6)
61.1
(16.2)
65.8
(18.8)
64.5
(18.1)
54.9
(12.7)
41.4
(5.2)
27.9
(−2.3)
18.4
(−7.6)
40.9
(4.9)
Record low °F (°C) −26
(−32)
−26
(−32)
−23
(−31)
5
(−15)
17
(−8)
31
(−1)
37
(3)
36
(2)
20
(−7)
9
(−13)
−6
(−21)
−21
(−29)
−26
(−32)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.50
(13)
0.71
(18)
1.81
(46)
2.14
(54)
3.26
(83)
2.83
(72)
3.92
(100)
3.04
(77)
2.05
(52)
1.58
(40)
0.89
(23)
0.72
(18)
23.45
(596)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 4.1
(10)
3.9
(9.9)
3.1
(7.9)
0.4
(1.0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.2
(0.51)
1.4
(3.6)
3.6
(9.1)
16.7
(42.01)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 3.3 4.1 6.1 7.6 9.6 9.3 8.7 7.8 6.2 6.0 4.2 3.8 76.7
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 2.7 2.6 1.6 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 1.0 2.5 10.9
Average relative humidity (%) 68 69 67 62 68 64 62 61 60 61 64 67 64
Source: National Weather Service;[7] Weatherbase[8]

People[change | change source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1870320
1880850165.6%
18901,24246.1%
19001,136−8.5%
19101,96172.6%
19203,16561.4%
19304,61845.9%
19406,38538.3%
19508,62535.1%
196011,94738.5%
197015,39628.9%
198016,3015.9%
199017,7679.0%
200020,01312.6%
201020,5102.5%
Est. 201621,027[3]5.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "American FactFinder 2". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-07-20.
  6. "The Hays Community". Fort Hays State University. Retrieved 2010-12-18.
  7. "NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Weather Service Forecast Office - Dodge City, KS. Retrieved 2014-01-15.
  8. "Historical Weather for Hays, Kansas, United States of America". Weatherbase. Retrieved 2013-09-27.
  9. United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved August 18, 2014.