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The Hays Census Designated Place had a population of 894 as of July 1, 2016. Hays ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hays is located at latitude 48.0104 and longitude -108.6607 in Blaine County. The formal boundaries for the Hays Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 27.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Blaine County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,530 feet.

The Hays Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408362) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Hays Census Designated Place is located within Fort Belknap Division of Blaine County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hays population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Hays, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 894
Population in Households 894
Population in Familes 781
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 33
Diversity Index2 18
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 265
Average Household Size 3.37
Family Households 200
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 304 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 138 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 127 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $63,636
Average Home Value $103,442
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $28,968
Average Household Income $41,997
Per Capita Income $12,829
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.94% 0.88%
Households 0.81% 0.74%
Families -0.08% 0.59%
Median Household Income   0.45%
Per Capita Income   1.2%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hays, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hays to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 100 73rd
Population Density1 # 298 18th
Diversity Index2 # 133 64th
Median Household Income # 348 5th
Per Capita Income # 346 5th

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