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Overview

Introduction to Hastings, Michigan

Hastings, Michigan is 23 miles N of Battle Creek, Michigan (center to center) and 112 miles NW of Toledo, Ohio.

Hastings History

In 1836, three entrepreneurs, Dibble, Kingsbury, and Kendall, bought a large tract of land around the Thornapple River from a Detroit banker. A small community was formed, and in 1843, Hastings became the County seat of Barry County. It was incorporated as a village in 1855, and on March 11, 1871, it was officially incorporated as a city. The name was kept in honor of Eurotas P. Hastings, a landowner.

Hastings and Nearby Attractions

  • Charlton Park Village & Museum
  • Battle Creek Sanitarium
  • Yankee Springs Recreation Area
  • Kalamazoo Nature Center
  • Whispering Waters Campground and Canoe Livery

Things To Do In Hastings

Charlton Park Village and Museum depicts a typical village of Michigan during the late 19th to the early 20th century. Yankee Springs Recreation Area and Whispering Waters Campground and Canoe Livery offer provisions for recreational activities like camping, fishing, and water sports. Kalamazoo Nature Center has a variety of plant species on display.

Hastings Transportation

Air transportation is available from Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Hastings Higher Education

Colleges located nearby include Kellog Community College, Calvin College, Aquinas College, and Grand Rapids Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,289
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens16.4%
Employed Population 16+3,372
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married47%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.3%
Median Earnings25+$32,328
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,566

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,293
% Above Poverty Level81.8%
% Below Poverty Level18.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone37.5%
Median Gross Rent$807
Median House Value$92,000

Ancestry

German35.3%
English12.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.3%
Dutch11.3%
Irish10.7%
French Except Basque7.7%
Polish4.9%
Scottish3.9%
Italian1.7%
Swedish1.4%
Finnish1.4%
Portuguese0.8%
Norwegian0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Serbian0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Greek0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
African0.2%
Czech0.2%
Russian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
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Hastings Almanac

CategoryValue
County Barry County
Standard Zip Codes49058
Phone Area Codes269
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.65
Approximate Longitude-85.28

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)

StationHASTINGS
Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.7 inches
StationGULL LAKE BIOL STA
Distance17.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 61 F
Jul Temp61 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.8 inches
StationCHARLOTTE
Distance24.2 miles
Jan Temp15 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip33.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Freeport506$49,688
Lake Odessa2,083$40,500
Middleville3,362$61,289
Nashville1,719$41,708
Vermontville809$43,846
Woodland546$53,125

Hastings Public Libraries

Dowling Public Library
1765 EAST DOWLING ROAD
Hastings, Michigan
(269) 721-6743
Hastings Public Library
227 EAST STATE STREET
Hastings, Michigan
(269) 945-4263

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Hastings Hospitals

Pennock Hospital
(Non-profit)
1009 W Green St

Hastings Public Schools

Barry Isd Special Education
555 West Woodlawn Ave
ZIP: 49058
(269) 945-9545
Other
Total Enrollment 23
Central Elementary School
509 South Broadway St
ZIP: 49058
(269) 948-4423
Primary
Total Enrollment 317
Hastings High School
520 West South St
ZIP: 49058
(269) 948-4409
High
Total Enrollment 882
Hastings Middle School
232 West Grand St
ZIP: 49058
(269) 948-4404
Middle
Total Enrollment 670
Northeastern Elementary School
519 East Grant St
ZIP: 49058
(269) 948-4421
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
Southeastern Elementary School
1300 South East St
ZIP: 49058
(269) 948-4419
Primary
Total Enrollment 263
Star Elementary School
1900 Star School Rd
ZIP: 49058
(269) 948-4442
Primary
Total Enrollment 307

Hastings Private Schools

Barry County Christian School
2999 Mckeown Rd
ZIP: 49058
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 70
Hastings Adventist Elementary School
888 Terry Ln
ZIP: 49058
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
St Rose Of Lima School
707 S Jefferson St
ZIP: 49058
Elementary
Total Enrollment 94
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