Hastings, Nebraska Population 2024

24,717

Hastings is a city located in Adams County, Clay County, and Hall County Nebraska. Hastings has a 2024 population of 24,717. It is also the county seat of Adams County. Hastings is currently declining at a rate of -0.42% annually and its population has decreased by -1.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,137 in 2020.

The average household income in Hastings is $78,223 with a poverty rate of 14.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Hastings is 36.3 years, 35.7 years for males, and 36.8 years for females.

Hastings Demographics

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

  • White: 85.19%
  • Two or more races: 6.85%
  • Other race: 5.75%
  • Asian: 1.37%
  • Black or African American: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
Land Area (mi²)
14.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,661.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.67% (-420)
The current population of Hastings, Nebraska is 24,717 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 25,137.

Hastings, Nebraska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White21,38185.19%
Two or more races1,7196.85%
Other race1,4435.75%
Asian3451.37%
Black or African American1420.57%
Native American660.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander20.01%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Hastings Population by Race

Hastings Population Pyramid 2024

Hastings Median Age

36.3

Total

35.7

Male

36.8

Female

Hastings Adults

There are 19,144 adults, (4,460 of whom are seniors) in Hastings.

Hastings Age Dependency

70.9

Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Hastings Sex Ratio

Female12,94651.58%
Male12,15248.42%

Hastings Population by Age

Hastings Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,3482.363.636.4
Married4,4533.0187.112.9
Non Family4,1661.2242.157.9
Female1,3083.3353.546.5
Male4212.3859.440.6

2.93

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hastings Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5523.41%
9th to 12th Grade8215.07%
High School Graduate4,35526.9%
Some College4,07525.17%
Associates Degree2,11213.05%
Bachelors Degree2,60316.08%
Graduate Degree1,67210.33%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Hastings Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hastings Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White13,94013,0863,879
Hispanic1,6181,233290
Other Race891559106
2+ Races607548175
Asian22813718
Native American66660
Black25240

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 28.83%.

Hastings Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$41,472$49,886$33,856
Less Than 9th Grade$24,924$34,750$20,698
High School Graduate$36,681$42,143$27,750
Some College$38,981$51,146$30,900
Bachelors Degree$49,626$63,676$45,625
Graduate Degree$71,136$70,583$71,422

$41,472

Average Earnings

$49,886

Average Male

$33,856

Average Female

Hastings Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hastings Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hastings Language

88.79% of Hastings residents speak only English, while 11.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.27% of the population.

Hastings Language

Hastings Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White19,3122,48912.89%
Hispanic3,31771621.59%
Other1,35433724.89%
Multiple1,62819011.67%
Native523465.38%
Black902224.44%
Asian344102.91%

14.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.37%

Male Poverty Rate

16.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hastings

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hastings is Native, with 65.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hastings is Asian, with 2.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.48%.

Hastings Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.28%
High School13.09%
Some College10.78%
Bachelors or Greater2.96%

Hastings Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed41.59%
Male Unemployed28.65%
Female Employed12.06%
Male Employed7.26%

Hastings Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hastings Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$57,554$78,223
Families$75,508$94,246
Married Families$95,664$-999,999,999
Non Families$34,188$50,784

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hastings Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Hastings Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Hastings Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Hastings Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hastings Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,354

Number of Veterans

1,180

Male Veterans

174

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam498
Second Gulf War326
First Gulf War284
Korea174
World War II36

Hastings Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54413
75+409
65 to 74346
55 to 64128
18 to 3458

Hastings Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,2927.66%
2+ Races303.41%
Other Race212.13%
Native American913.64%
Islander2100%

Hastings Veterans by Race

Hastings Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hastings Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.6%

Labor Force Participation

63.6%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Hastings Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hastings Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hastings Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.32%

Born in Hastings

92.6%

Native Born

7.4%

Foreign Born

5.19%

Non Citizen

2.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.6% of Hastings residents were born in the United States, with 73.32% having been born in Nebraska. 5.19% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202924,192-105-0.43%
202824,297-105-0.43%
202724,402-105-0.43%
202624,507-105-0.43%
202524,612-105-0.42%
202424,717-105-0.42%
202324,822-105-0.42%
202224,927-31-0.12%
202124,958-179-0.71%
202025,1374891.98%
201924,648-175-0.7%
201824,823-292-1.16%
201725,115770.31%
201625,0381160.47%
201524,922490.2%
201424,873-173-0.69%
201325,046650.26%
201224,981220.09%
201124,959-225-0.89%
201025,1841,1204.65%
200024,0641,2275.37%
199022,837-208-0.9%
198023,045-535-2.27%
197023,5802,16810.13%
196021,4121,2015.94%
195020,2115,06633.45%
194015,145-345-2.23%
193015,4903,84333%
192011,6472,30924.73%
19109,3382,15029.91%
19007,188-6,396-47.08%
189013,58410,767382.22%
18802,81700%
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Hastings Population by Year