Hastings is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 7,310 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hastings is the 155th largest community in Michigan. Hastings has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
When you are in Hastings, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.85% of Hastings’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Hastings is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hastings who work in sales jobs (11.23%), office and administrative support (10.30%), and food service (8.23%).
The education level of Hastings citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.23% of adults in Hastings have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Hastings in 2018 was $25,586, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $102,344 for a family of four. However, Hastings contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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. Important ancestries of people in Hastings include German, English, Irish, Dutch, and French.
The most common language spoken in Hastings is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Polish.