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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,983
Male Share of the Population50.7%
Female Share of the Population49.3%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+12,064
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married49.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23%
Median Earnings25+$32,458
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,412
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,893

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,477
% Above Poverty Level87.5%
% Below Poverty Level12.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone33.8%
Median Gross Rent$638
Median House Value$103,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.2%
Irish10.7%
English7.9%
Polish4.3%
Swedish4.1%
Czech4.1%
Dutch2.6%
Russian2.2%
French Except Basque2%
Norwegian1.9%
Danishn1.9%
Italian1.2%
Scottish1%
Swiss0.6%
Welsh0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Arab0.3%
Iranian0.3%
African0.3%
Canadian0.3%
German0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
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Hastings Almanac

CategoryValue
County Adams County
Standard Zip Codes68901
P.O. Box Zip Codes68902
Phone Area Codes402
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude40.58
Approximate Longitude-98.39

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 4 N
Distance4.4 miles
Jan Temp14 to 34 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 88 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip27.9 inches
StationGRAND ISLAND CTR NE AP
Distance26.6 miles
Jan Temp12 to 33 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp39 to 65 F
Annual Precip25.8 inches
StationMINDEN
Distance29.9 miles
Jan Temp11 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 89 F
Oct Temp38 to 67 F
Annual Precip25.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Doniphan1,010$68,958
Glenvil300$65,417
Juniata800$63,125
Kenesaw1,036$67,938
Roseland249$59,167
Trumbull267$50,625

Hastings Public Libraries

Hastings Public Library
1300 N BURLINGTON AVE
Hastings, Nebraska
(402) 461-2346

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Hastings Hospitals

Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
715 N St Joseph Ave
(402) 463-4521

Hastings Public Schools

Adams Central Jr-sr High Sch
1090 S Adams Rd, Po Box 1088
ZIP: 68901
(402) 463-3285
High
Total Enrollment 459
Adams Co Early Learning Cntr
123 Marian Rd, Po Box 2047
ZIP: 68901
(402) 462-4187
Primary
Alcott Elementary School
313 N Cedar
ZIP: 68901
(402) 461-7580
Primary
Total Enrollment 289
East Elementary School
1970 E 12th St
ZIP: 68901
(402) 463-6107
Primary
Total Enrollment 128
Esu #9 Preschool Home Base Prg
1117 E South Street, Po Box 2047
ZIP: 68901
(402) 462-4187
Primary
Hastings Middle School
201 N Marian Road
ZIP: 68901
(402) 461-7520
Middle
Total Enrollment 805
Hastings Senior High School
1100 W 14th St
ZIP: 68901
(402) 461-7550
High
Total Enrollment 1041
Hawthorne Elementary School
2200 W 9th St
ZIP: 68901
(402) 461-7540
Primary
Total Enrollment 316
Life Skills Program
1117 E South St, Po Box 2047
ZIP: 68901
(402) 463-5611
Lincoln Elementary School
720 S Franklin
ZIP: 68901
(402) 461-7589
Primary
Total Enrollment 305
Longfellow Elementary School
828 N Hastings
ZIP: 68901
(402) 461-7584
Primary
Total Enrollment 392
Morton Elementary School
731 N Baltimore
ZIP: 68901
(402) 461-7545
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
Nebraska Youth Academy
4200 W 2nd Bldg 3
ZIP: 68901
(402) 462-1971
Raymond A Watson Elem School
1720 N Crane
ZIP: 68901
(402) 461-7593
Primary
Total Enrollment 183
Wallace Elementary School
2975 S Baltimore Ave
ZIP: 68901
(402) 463-5090
Primary
Total Enrollment 128

Hastings Private Schools

St Cecilia Middle Sch/high School
521 N Kansas Ave
ZIP: 68901
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 257
St Michael's Elementary School
721 Creighton Ave
ZIP: 68901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 220
Zion Lutheran School
465 S Marian Rd
ZIP: 68901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 57
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