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Overview

Introduction to Hastings, Nebraska

Hastings, Nebraska is 91 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska and 136 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska. It is in Adams county. The population of the city is 24,064.

Hastings History

Hastings is the county seat of Adams County. The community was founded in 1872. The Burlington and Missouri River Railroad arrived in the same year. The city was named after Colonel Thomas D. Hastings. The community was incorporated in 1874. The area is home to Hastings College, which was established in 1882. Edwin Perkings invented 'Kool - Aid' in Hastings in 1927.

Hastings and nearby Attractions

  • Plainsman Agricultural Museum
  • Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History
  • Museum of Nebraska Art
  • Windmill State Recreation Area
  • Trails and Rails Museum
  • Crystal Lake State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Hastings

The Children’s Museum of Central Nebraska and Hastings Museum are popular local sites. The Church of the Nazarene, Crosier Monastery, the Church of Christ and the Congregational New York Avenue Church are all located in Hastings. Lake Hastings is also a popular local tourist attraction.

Hastings Transportation

Kansas City International is the nearest major airport.

Hastings Higher Education

Hastings College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Central Community College and Northeast Community College.

People

Total Population 24,973
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 16.4%
Employed Population 16+ 11,987
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 48.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.9%
Median Earnings25+ $32,222
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,011
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,017

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,839
% Above Poverty Level 86.6%
% Below Poverty Level 13.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.3%
Median Gross Rent $619
Median House Value $98,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.3%
US/American 0%
English 8.2%
Irish 12%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hastings Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 91 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 136 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska
County Adams
Standard Zip Codes 68901
P.O. Box Zip Codes 68902
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.586
Longitude -98.388

Hastings Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HASTINGS 4 N
Distance 4.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 34 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 27.9 inches
Station GRAND ISLAND CTR NE AP
Distance 26.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 25.8 inches
Station MINDEN
Distance 29.9 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 89 F
Oct Temp 38 to 67 F
Annual Precip 25.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hastings, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Good Samaritan Village (68901)

Hansen (68901)

Hastings Imperial Mall (68901)

Ingleside (68901)

Spencer Park (68901)

West Blue (68901)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Doniphan 1,020 $62,222
Glenvil 281 $62,292
Juniata 878 $57,679
Kenesaw 1,014 $69,702
Roseland 254 $57,500
Trumbull 229 $49,821

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hastings Public Libraries

Library
Hastings Public Library
517 WEST 4TH STREET
Hastings, Nebraska
(402) 461-2346
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Hastings Hospitals

MARY LANNING MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
715 N ST JOSEPH AVE
(402) 463-4521
Emergency Service: Yes

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Hastings High Schools

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HASTINGS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
402-461-7550
Serves 991 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

ADAMS CENTRAL JR-SR HIGH SCH
1090 S ADAMS CENTRAL RD
402-463-3285
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 467 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

LIFE SKILLS PROGRAM
402-463-5611
A Special Education School
Serves 45 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.2

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