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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$53,145
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hastings demographic reports
Hastings is at the junction of the Mississippi, St, Croix and Vermillion rivers.
Former and merged names include:
· Olive Grove
· Oliver's Grove
Early settlers used the Mississippi for transportation and the Vermillion for power, with flour mills and a linen mill operating along the river.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 22. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Craig Kilborn, comedian, TV personality
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Dunn Brothers, Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Rivertown Days - July 20-22, 2007
  • Saint Croix Valley Bluegrass Festival - June 30, 2007
  • Apple Festival - Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 2007
  • Fall Seasonal & Local Food Festival - Sept. 22, 2007
  • Winter Seasonal & Local Food Festival - Nov. 17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hastings web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Rebecca Park, Vermillion Falls Park, Carpenter Nature Center
Scenic roads: Great River Road
Historic sites and museums: Fasbender Clinic, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hastings was $22,075, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

20% of Hastings residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Hastings festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Fall foliage Minnesota fall color report
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History

Historic districts in Hastings include East Second Street Commercial Historic District, West Second Street Residential Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hastings, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $546.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,092.


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Libraries

Libraries in Hastings include Hastings: Pleasant Hill Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Hastings include Hastings Star-Gazette

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Politics

Dakota County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hastings political report.

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Traffic

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.

Travel

Hotels in Hastings include Americinn of Hastings, Country Inn & Suites Hastings, Super 8.

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