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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Hastings is a town in Minnesota with a population of 22,620. Hastings is in Dakota County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Hastings offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hastings there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Hastings and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Hastings are highly rated.
About Hastings...
Population
22,620

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$192,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$877
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    144.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    26.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    13.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    214.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,451.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    140.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Hastings

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,403
National
$55,322
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Hastings Reviews

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I really loved growing up here. There's such a strong emphasis on academics, music, and sports. There truly is a place for everyone, and if you can't find a club or activity you want to be in, it is super easy to create one! Even though it is a town of about 23,000 people, it feels like a town of 6,000 because everyone knows and supports everyone else.
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I lived in Hastings all my life, I grew up there but after moving out of Hastings I realized how horrible of a place it is. To start off, I've always had bad experiences with the cops in Hastings (Especially with Hicks), my father and I got pulled over for him not wearing a seat belt (We were just going to ol Reilly's) while the ticket was being written out a person spex past the two cops and no one did anything about it. And then the people who worked for the city. Oh God they would always harass us because there was 6 vehicle in out driveway (It could hold up to 12 cars), they threaten us but never did anything about it. The schools were always a terrible thing, the high school charging 100$ each semester for parking yet never fixed the parking lot to Kennedy elementary having that one principle who didn't care about the well being of the students. The bars and nightlife is a decent thing
Love living here! Being close to the river in the summertime is my favorite thing ever. A great town to ride your bike from place to place, don't forget to stop at the local creamery.. GREAT CHOCOLATE MALTS! Also, if you love history this town has a lot of it. Leduc mansion, historic downtown architecture, and artifacts. Antiques every which way too!