Ellis County is located in central Kansas. The County Seat is Hays and the largest city is Hays. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.ellisco.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 29,013 and the 2010 census population was 28,452. The land area is 899.91 square miles and there are 31.6 persons per square mile.
95.6% of the population is White, 1% is Black or African American, 5.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.4% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 92.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 32.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $138,400, there are 11,824 households, an average of 2.32 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,291, the median household income is $43,085, and 16.2% of the persons in Ellis County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,551. Retail sales (in $1000) were $497,467, and sales per capita were $18,264. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 18.5%.
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