Hays is located in west North Carolina. Hays is part of Wilkes County. Hays has 6.16 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Hays population is 1,866, which has grown 7.80% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 21.13% and is lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Hays median household income is $33,202 in 2010-2014 and has has shrunk by 11.80% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 19.16% and is much lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Hays median house value is $101,900 in 2010-2014 and has shrunk by -30.64% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 41.83% and is much lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Hays is better than the state average in quality. The Hays area code is 336.