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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Hastings is $145,465, which is less expensive than 74.9% of Michigan neighborhoods and 85.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Hastings City Center is currently $1,771, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 40.3% of Michigan neighborhoods.

Hastings City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Hastings, Michigan.

Real estate in the City Center of Hastings, MI is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In Hastings City Center, the current vacancy rate is 1.9%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 87.9% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Hastings City Center is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Hastings, the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Occupations

More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Hastings City Center neighborhood than in 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.

Diversity

Did you know that the Hastings City Center neighborhood has more Dutch and Czechoslovakian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 13.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 1.8% have Czechoslovakian ancestry.

Hastings City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Hastings are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 66.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 11.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 51.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Hastings City Center neighborhood, 46.5% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 20.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (17.6%), and 15.1% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Hastings City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.9% of households. Some people also speak Polish (2.5%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the City Center neighborhood in Hastings, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (25.5%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (20.4%), and residents who report English roots (15.2%), and some of the residents are also of Dutch ancestry (13.4%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (9.1%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Hastings City Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (70.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (18.5%) and 5.5% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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