Hastings is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 7,284 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hastings is the 155th largest community in Michigan.
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 sales and office workers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hastings who work in office and administrative support (11.56%), sales jobs (10.56%), and healthcare (8.70%).
Being a small city, Hastings does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Hastings rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.46% of adults 25 and older in Hastings have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Hastings in 2010 was $22,719, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,876 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 Dutch, Irish, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Hastings is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.