Hastings, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Hastings, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Hastings is the 7th largest city in Nebraska with a population of 26,025 as of July 1, 2018. Hastings ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hastings is located at latitude 40.5963 and longitude -98.3929 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hastings (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,923 feet.

The City of Hastings (GNIS ID: 838051) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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Hastings, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 26,025
Population in Households 24,596
Population in Familes 18,964
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,429
Population Density2 1,846
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $48,978
Average Household Income $64,857
Per Capita Income $26,944


Total Housing Units 11,228 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,477 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,016 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 735 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $112,614
Average Home Value $147,684


Total Households 10,493
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 6,338
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.39% 0.43%
Households 0.46% 0.47%
Families 0.36% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

Hastings, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hastings to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 7 99th
Population Density # 53 91st
Diversity Index # 55 91st
Median Household Income # 355 39th
Per Capita Income # 360 38th

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