Hastings is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 7,313 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hastings is the 155th largest community in Michigan. Hastings has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
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 service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hastings who work in sales jobs (11.21%), food service (9.22%), and office and administrative support (8.52%).
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. 20.31% of adults 25 and older in Hastings have a college degree.
The per capita income in Hastings in 2010 was $22,584, which is middle income relative to Michigan, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,336 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, Dutch, Irish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Hastings is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Tagalog.