In 2019, Hayes County, NE had a population of 893 people with a median age of 45.7 and a median household income of $51,726. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Hayes County, NE declined from 943 to 893, a −5.3% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,515 to $51,726, a 13.6% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hayes County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.7%), White (Hispanic) (6.61%), Other (Hispanic) (1.68%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0%). 0% of the households in Hayes County, NE speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 96.4% of the residents in Hayes County, NE are U.S. citizens.
In 2019, the median property value in Hayes County, NE was $80,900, and the homeownership rate was 75.2%. Most people in Hayes County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Hayes County, NE was 2 cars per household.