Hastings, Nebraska Population 2021

24,428
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Hastings is a city located in Adams County Nebraska. It is also the county seat of Adams County. With a 2020 population of 24,428, it is the 7th largest city in Nebraska and the 1577th largest city in the United States . Hastings is currently declining at a rate of -0.54% annually and its population has decreased by -1.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,907 in 2010. Hastings reached it's highest population of 25,184 in 2010. Spanning over 15 miles, Hastings has a population density of 1,674 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hastings is $67,560 with a poverty rate of 14.30%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $717 per month, and the median house value is $119,800. The median age in Hastings is 36.1 years, 33.9 years for males, and 37.9 years for females.

Hastings Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hastings was:

  • White: 92.03%
  • Other race: 3.35%
  • Two or more races: 2.24%
  • Asian: 1.10%
  • Black or African American: 0.79%
  • Native American: 0.46%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Hastings, Nebraska is 24,428 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,824.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 24,907.

Hastings, Nebraska Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202131,061-151-0.49%
202031,212-151-0.48%
201931,363-151-0.48%
201831,514-294-0.93%
201731,8081250.39%
201631,6831160.37%
201531,5671780.56%
201431,389-138-0.44%
201331,5271820.58%
201231,3451410.45%
201131,204-124-0.40%
201031,3280.00%

Hastings Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,92092.03%
Some Other Race8343.35%
Two or More Races5592.24%
Asian2751.10%
Black or African American1970.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native1150.46%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.02%
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Hastings Population by Race

Hastings Population Pyramid $2021

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Hastings Median Age

36.1


Total

33.9


Male

37.9


Female

Hastings Adults

There are 19,067 adults, (4,343 of whom are seniors) in Hastings.

Hastings Age Dependency

69.2

Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Hastings Sex Ratio

Female

12,452

50.00%

Male

12,454

50.00%

Hastings Population by Age

Hastings Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hastings Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82%18%
Male62.7%37.3%
All61.3%38.7%
Female46.1%53.9%
Non Family42.8%57.2%

61.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hastings Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,1242.361.3
Married4,5233.1182
Non Family4,2911.1942.8
Female9833.1446.1
Male3273.2162.7

3.04

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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Hastings Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8755.49%
9th to 12th Grade9816.15%
High School Graduate4,47728.07%
Some College3,98424.97%
Associates Degree1,72210.79%
Bachelors Degree2,49115.62%
Graduate Degree1,4228.91%
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Hastings Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hastings Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,98012,9353,575
Hispanic1,425814277
Other Race41913325
Asian2199014
2+ Races20313247
Native American7674
Black6865

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 97.37%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25.57%.

Hastings Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,051$42,394$29,847
Less Than 9th Grade$22,500$26,360$20,851
High School Graduate$32,180$43,333$25,742
Some College$33,635$40,810$29,313
Bachelors Degree$42,264$52,250$34,980
Graduate Degree$61,729$66,172$60,233

$36,051

Average Earnings

$42,394

Average Male

$29,847

Average Female

Hastings Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hastings Language by Age

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Hastings Language

89.77% of Hastings residents speak only English, while 10.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.73% of the population.

Hastings Language

Hastings Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,5022,50312.83%
Hispanic2,95161020.67%
Other76017723.29%
Multiple52213225.29%
Native1125851.79%
Black1364029.41%

14.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.01%

Male Poverty Rate

16.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hastings

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hastings is Native, with 51.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hastings is White, with 12.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.84%.

Hastings Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.81%
High School11.89%
Some College11.59%
Bachelors or Greater2.51%

Hastings Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed29.05%
Female Unemployed21.17%
Female Employed10.01%
Male Employed7.33%

Hastings Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hastings Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,644$67,560
Families$66,673$86,501
Married Families$82,978-
Non Families$28,685$39,435
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Income by Household Type

Hastings Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

46.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Hastings Married by Age and Sex

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Hastings Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Hastings Marital Status by Race

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Hastings Marital Status

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1,490

Number of Veterans

1,413

Male Veterans

77

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam487
First Gulf War370
Second Gulf War290
Korea141
World War II108

Hastings Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74385
75+384
35 to 54352
55 to 64266
18 to 34103

Hastings Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4268.03%
2+ Races6024.00%
Hispanic371.94%
Islander350.00%
Black10.87%

Hastings Veterans by Race

Hastings Veterans by Education

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9.30%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hastings Veterans by Education

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64.1%

Labor Force Participation

62.5%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Hastings Employment by Age

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Hastings Employment by Race

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Hastings Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.45%

Born in Hastings

92.62%

Native Born

7.38%

Foreign Born

4.90%

Non Citizen

2.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.62% of Hastings residents were born in the United States, with 68.45% having been born in Nebraska. 4.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hastings Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202124,428-132-0.54%
202024,560-132-0.53%
201924,692-132-0.53%
201824,824-269-1.07%
201725,093850.34%
201625,008900.36%
201524,918550.22%
201424,863-177-0.71%
201325,040620.25%
201224,978220.09%
201124,956-228-0.91%
201025,1841,1200.46%
200024,0641,2270.52%
199022,837-208-0.09%
198023,045-535-0.23%
197023,5802,1680.97%
196021,4121,2010.58%
195020,2115,0662.93%
194015,145-345-0.22%
193015,4903,8432.89%
192011,6472,3092.23%
19109,3382,1502.65%
19007,188-6,396-6.17%
189013,58410,76717.04%
18802,8170.00%

Hastings Population by Year