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Hastings is a city in Dakota County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Gov. Henry Hastings Sibley.
The latitude of Hastings is 44.743N. The longitude is -92.852W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 725 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 19,705.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hastings demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dakota County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Twin Cities area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55033 ZIP code.
37% of Hastings residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hastings ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hastings was $22,075, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Hastings residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Hastings include East Second Street Commercial Historic District, West Second Street Residential Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Hastings, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $546. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,092.
Libraries in Hastings include Hastings: Pleasant Hill Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Hastings include Hastings Star-Gazette
Dakota County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hastings political report.
The average commute time for Hastings workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hastings between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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