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. Much of the housing stock in Hastings was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Hastings is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.85% of the Hastings workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. 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 population of Hastings overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Hastings, 24.23% 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.