Hastings, NE

Hastings profile

Living in Hastings

Hastings is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 25,152 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Hastings is the seventh largest community in Nebraska.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hastings is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hastings is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hastings who work in sales jobs (10.12%), management occupations (8.65%), and food service (8.27%).

One of the benefits of Hastings is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.58 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of people in Hastings who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.13% of adults in Hastings have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hastings in 2018 was $29,149, which is middle income relative to Nebraska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $116,596 for a family of four. However, Hastings contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hastings is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hastings home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hastings residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Hastings also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.44% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hastings include German, Irish, English, Swedish, and French.

The most common language spoken in Hastings is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.