Hastings is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 7,315 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hastings is the 155th largest community in Michigan.
When you are in Hastings, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.11% 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, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hastings who work in office and administrative support (10.93%), sales jobs (8.79%), and food service (7.04%).
The education level of Hastings citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.64% of adults 25 and older in Hastings have a college degree.
The per capita income in Hastings in 2010 was $27,451, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,804 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 Polish and Italian.