Hays County is home to approximately 214,485 Texas residents. Adjacent counties include Travis County to the northeast, Caldwell County to the southeast, Guadalupe County to the south, Comal County to the southwest, and Blanco County to the northwest. The average commute time is 29 minutes for residents living in this county.
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Hays County Cities
San Marcos is the county seat for this county. Other cities include Buda, Dripping Springs, Hays, Kyle, Mountain City, Wimberley, and Woodcreek. Cities that are partially in this county include Austin, Niederwalk, and Uhland. Bear Creek is a village in this county, and Driftwood is a census designated place here.
Hays County Schools
Students in this area are served by school districts that include San Marcos Consolidated School District, Dripping Springs Independent School District, Wimberley Independent School District, and Hays Consolidated Independent School District.
San Marcos Consolidated School District is comprised of six elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. This district enrolls approximately 7,858 students annually.
Dripping Springs Independent School District is comprised of four elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. This district enrolls approximately 6,000 students annually.
Wimberley Independent School District is comprised of one pre-school, one elementary school, one junior high school, and one high school.
Hays Consolidated Independent School District is comprised of 14 elementary schools, six middle schools, and two high schools. This district enrolls approximately 20,000 students annually.
The percentage of residents with a high school diploma or higher is 88.9 percent. The percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher is 36.3 percent.
Hays County Parks & Recreation
The parks and recreation department for Hays County maintains four parks and open spaces. Jacob’s Well Natural Area is open part of the year for swimming but does have an inactive period that is used for aquatic restoration. While the water is unavailable for swimming, visitors can still enjoy the scenery and take hikes.
Five Mile Dam Parks Complex is home to Dudley Connaly Johnson Park and Randal Wade Vetter Park. Both of these parks have picnic spaces, trails for walking, and water access for swimming and boats without motors. While swimming is allowed, there are no lifeguards on duty. Swimmers should be cautious and never swim alone. There’s also a 43-acre soccer complex nearby.
Hays County Weather
The average high temperature for this area is 85 degrees in August, but it does get as high as 98 degrees. The average low temperature is 50 degrees in January, but it does get as low as 40 degrees. The month with the most precipitation is July. Residents can breathe easy knowing that the pollution index is 62 percent better than the nation’s average. The air quality index is 17 percent better that the nation’s average.
Hays County Real Estate
There are currently around 78,509 residential properties in Hays County. Of those properties, 63 percent are owned by a person who lives in the home. The median home value for this area is $195,800.