Hastings, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hastings, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Hastings had a population of 7,507 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Hastings is located at latitude 42.6501 and longitude -85.2884 in Barry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hastings (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Barry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 810 feet.

The City of Hastings (GNIS ID: 1626448) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hastings population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hastings: Hasting.

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Hastings, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,507
Population in Households 7,402
Population in Familes 5,930
Population in Group Qrtrs 105
Population Density1 1,445
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 2,998
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 1,999
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,352 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,093 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 905 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 354 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $107,643
Average Home Value $136,742


Median Household Income $44,685
Average Household Income $57,106
Per Capita Income $22,512
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.36%
Households 0.48% 0.5%
Families 1.26% 0.37%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   2.4%
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, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hastings to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 136 80th
Population Density1 # 216 69th
Diversity Index2 # 470 33rd
Median Household Income # 338 51st
Per Capita Income # 355 49th

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