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The Hays Census Designated Place had a population of 866 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Hays, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 866
Daytime Population: Workers 367
Daytime Population: Residents 610
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 977
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 866
Population in Familes 757
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 32
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $29,713
Average Household Income $45,443
Per Capita Income $13,761


Total Housing Units 293 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 133 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 122 (41.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $65,323
Average Home Value $105,639


Total Households 256
Average Household Size 3.38
Family Households 194
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.37% 0.16%
Households 0.22% 0.16%
Families -0.49% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.53%

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, 2017 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 # 104 72nd
Population Density # 301 18th
Diversity Index # 142 61st
Median Household Income # 348 5th
Per Capita Income # 346 5th

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