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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Hastings is a town in Nebraska with a population of 24,948. Hastings is in Adams County. Living in Hastings offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hastings there are a lot of bars. Many young professionals live in Hastings and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$108,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$657
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Hastings Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    92.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    84.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    28
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    428.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,559.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    336.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Hastings

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,700
National
$55,322
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Hastings Reviews

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Overall Hastings is an invited and happy place. The downtown area of town is exploding with possibilities. I love all the little traditions that live here, as well as the surprising amount of charity and services provided. I do feel there is quite a bit of judgement surrounding the town, especially within the older community, but overall Hastings is a great place to grow up.
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It's a small town in Nebraska, but still a busy city. Nice public schools and is a good place to live if you are a small town type of person. There aren't many stores here, but we still do have a couple like Walmart, Menards, and Russ's. The community is overall pretty nice. Not many crazy things happen in Hastings. There is a local hospital and a couple of doctor clinics. There are quite a few small businesses downtown, and downtown gets pretty occupied around the holidays.
I honestly love Nebraska. I've grown up here my whole life, and no matter how often I complain about how there's nothing to do, it's a great place for families. I would love to travel and experience new things, but I can definitely see myself coming back to a communitiy like this to settle down. The only problem I have with this area is that it's very conservative, and I'm not! So I have conflicting ideals with many people I've grown up around.