Hastings is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 24,991 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Hastings is the seventh largest community in Nebraska.
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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hastings who work in sales jobs (10.99%), office and administrative support (10.18%), and management occupations (9.55%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.77 minutes getting to work every day.
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, 23.04% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Hastings in 2010 was $26,948, which is upper middle income relative to Nebraska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,792 for a family of four. However, Hastings contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hastings is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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. Hastings also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.02% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hastings include Irish, English, Polish, and Czech.
The most common language spoken in Hastings is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.