Hastings is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 24,692 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Hastings is the seventh largest community in Nebraska.
Hastings is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hastings is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hastings who work in sales jobs (9.67%), office and administrative support (8.48%), and management occupations (8.14%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Hastings spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.77 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The education level of Hastings citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.53% of adults in Hastings have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Hastings in 2018 was $28,156, which is middle income relative to Nebraska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,624 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 12.88% 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.