Some of the cities, towns, and places in Hays County are Austin, Bear Creek, Belterra, Buda, Caldwell, Caldwell County, Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Goforth, Guadalupe, Hays, Kyle, Mountain City, Niederwald, San Marcos, Travis County, Uhland, Williamson County, Wimberley, Woodcreek
Hays County is a county located in the cental portion of the U.S. state of Texas.. It is part of the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area. As of the 2020 census, its official population had reached 241,067. The county seat is San Marcos. Hays, along with Comal and Kendall Counties, was listed in 2017 as one of the nation's fastest-growing large counties with a population of at least 10,000. From 2015 to 2016, Hays County, third on the national list, had nearly 10,000 new residents during the year.The county is named for John Coffee Hays, a Texas Ranger and Mexican–American War officer, and fought the Texas- Comanche wars of the 1800s.