The city of Hays is located in the county of Ellis. It covers a total area of 20.59 sq. km. Economy of the city revolves around industries involved in advertising, aviation, household appliances, automotive, construction, textiles, information technology, pharmaceuticals, finance, health, insurance, metal and oil and lubrication and real estate, contributing to the local economy in a positive way. Commercial spaces are utilized by pet shops, recording studios, restaurants, campgrounds and educational institutions.