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Hastings, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Hastings is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Dakota County at latitude 44.7318 and longitude -92.8533. Dakota County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 722 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Hastings, but most people and references simply refer to it as Hastings, Minnesota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Hastings indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Hastings (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.86 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hastings: City of Hastings.

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Hastings, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 22,234
Population in Households 21,495
Population in Familes 17,280
Population in Group Qrtrs 739
Population Density1 2,171
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 8,887
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 5,848
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,273 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,544 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,342 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 386 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $197,381
Average Home Value $224,041


Median Household Income $61,230
Average Household Income $74,672
Per Capita Income $30,293
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.07% 0.25%
Households 0.41% 0.41%
Families 0.19% 0.33%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   2.86%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Hastings, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hastings to the other 906 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 48 95th
Population Density1 # 60 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 277 70th
Median Household Income # 197 78th
Per Capita Income # 197 78th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.