Hastings is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 22,552 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Hastings is the 46th largest community in Minnesota.
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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hastings who work in office and administrative support (16.15%), sales jobs (9.98%), and management occupations (8.99%).
Also of interest is that Hastings has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In terms of college education, Hastings is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.47% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Hastings in 2010 was $32,052, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,208 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hastings include Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Hastings is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.