Hastings, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hastings, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The City of Hastings is the 7th largest city in Nebraska with a population of 25,974 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hastings population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Hastings, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 25,974
Daytime Population: Workers 14,111
Daytime Population: Residents 13,004
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 27,115
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 24,544
Population in Familes 18,778
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,430
Population Density2 1,842
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $47,219
Average Household Income $64,283
Per Capita Income $26,765


Total Housing Units 11,264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,612 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,878 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 774 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $105,202
Average Home Value $134,398


Total Households 10,490
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 6,321
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.42% 0.46%
Households 0.52% 0.52%
Families 0.37% 0.38%
Median Household Income   3.09%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

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, 2017 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 # 52 91st
Diversity Index # 55 91st
Median Household Income # 356 39th
Per Capita Income # 365 37th

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