Hastings is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 24,822 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Hastings is the seventh largest community in Nebraska.
Hastings is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hastings is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hastings who work in office and administrative support (10.53%), sales jobs (10.30%), and management occupations (9.01%).
One of the benefits of Hastings is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.53 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
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, 23.95% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Hastings in 2010 was $27,608, which is upper middle income relative to Nebraska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $110,432 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 11.75% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hastings include German, Irish, English, Swedish, and Czech.
The most common language spoken in Hastings is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.