A small town in Michigan, Hastings has a population of just over 7,000. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (18%) here than nationally (14%). With an average age of just under 39, the town's residents are younger than most cities in Michigan. Renters tend to be in the minority in Hastings, and 69% of residents own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $793/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Hastings will save around $1000 compared to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 22 minutes, shorter than most cities in Michigan, Hastings residents find that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Driving is the prevailing means of commuting to work, chosen by 42% of workers, while public transit is not widely used. Few residents (2%) walk to work, though the number surpasses the national average.
Hastings residents have a plethora of industries from which to choose. The four most common are manufacturing, healthcare, retail, and entertainment. Combined, these industries make up 32% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in transportation, which ranks as the top profession in the town. Hastings workers bring in an average annual income of just over $56K, about $6,000 less than those elsewhere in the state. The town's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (5%), Hastings has a relatively large concentration of residents older than 25 who have an Associate's degree (8%). Furthermore, 8% possess a Bachelor's degree and 5% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.
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