Hastings 91 Exceptional
Hastings Livability #3 ranked city in Nebraska#172 ranked city in the USARanks better than 99% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Hastings Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- Hastings Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% lower than Nebraska
8218% less expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Hastings cost of living
C- Hastings Crime Total crime is 49% higher than Nebraska
Total crime
3,52937% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2937% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-13%Year over year crime is down
Hastings crime
D+ Hastings Employment Household income is 14% lower than Nebraska
Median household income
$46,90315% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$26,94810% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%14% lower than the US average
Hastings employment
B Hastings Housing Home value is 24% lower than Nebraska
Median home value
$103,80044% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$63833% lower than the US average
Home ownership
65%2% higher than the US average
Hastings real estate or Hastings rentals
A+ Hastings Schools HS graduation rate is 2% lower than Nebraska
High school grad. rates
86%3% higher than the US average
School test scores
81%65% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:116% lower than the US average
Hastings K-12 schools
A+ Hastings User Ratings There are a total of 2 ratings in Hastings
Overall user rating
93% 2 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
100% 1 total surveys
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Living in Hastings, NE

Hastings is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Nebraska. The city has a population of 24,983 people. At 92%, the majority of the Hastings population is White; this is followed by 2% Asian and 1% Black. 79% of the people in Hastings (over the age of 15) are married and 61% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Hastings, Nebraska. The best areas in Hastings and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, cost of living, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Nebraska and national averages.

With a livability score of 83/100, Hastings is ranked #806 in the United States and #20 in Nebraska. Clearly, Hastings is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. This city is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Hastings has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+), cost of living (A-), education (A+) and housing (B). Unfortunately for Hastings, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: weather (D).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Hastings, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

The average school test scores in Hastings are 81%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Hastings has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Hastings real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Hastings. The median home price for Hastings homes is $103,800, which is 24.4% lower than the Nebraska average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Hastings, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.2, which is 12% lower than the Nebraska average.

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      Source: The Hastings, NE data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).