In 2020, Hayes County, NE had a population of 889 people with a median age of 48.3 and a median household income of $52,396. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Hayes County, NE declined from 893 to 889, a −0.448% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,726 to $52,396, a 1.3% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hayes County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.7%), White (Hispanic) (4.84%), Other (Hispanic) (1.46%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.787%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.225%).
None of the households in Hayes County, NE reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
96.9% of the residents in Hayes County, NE are U.S. citizens.
In 2020, the median property value in Hayes County, NE was $81,000, and the homeownership rate was 71.2%. Most people in Hayes County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Hayes County, NE was 2 cars per household.