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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.

People

Total Population 7,304
Male Share of the Population 46.1%
Female Share of the Population 53.9%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,079
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 45%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,288
% Above Poverty Level 78.7%
% Below Poverty Level 21.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 37%
Median Gross Rent $742
Median House Value $90,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.8%
US/American 0%
English 12.1%
Irish 13.3%

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

Hastings Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles N of Battle Creek, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 112 miles NW of Toledo, Ohio
County Barry
Standard Zip Codes 49058
Phone Area Codes 269
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.645
Longitude -85.29

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
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Station GULL LAKE BIOL STA
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches
Station CHARLOTTE
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Freeport 512 $53,000
Lake Odessa 1,746 $42,400
Middleville 3,304 $53,906
Nashville 1,761 $38,375
Vermontville 828 $42,292

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

Hastings Public Libraries

Library
Dowling Public Library
1765 EAST DOWLING ROAD
Hastings, Michigan
(616) 721-3743
Hastings Public Library
121 S CHURCH STREET
Hastings, Michigan
(269) 945-4263
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Hastings Hospitals

PENNOCK HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1009 W GREEN ST
(269) 945-3451
Emergency Service: Yes

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Hastings High Schools

HASTINGS HIGH SCHOOL
520 W. SOUTH STREET
269-948-4409
Serves 976 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

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