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Welcome to Hastings ...

The city of Hastings is primarily located in Dakota County<1> and is the County Seat for Dakota County. A portion of Hastings extends into Washington County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hastings has a population of 22,906 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Hastings.

Hastings is 800 feet [244 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Hastings lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Hastings: (651)

The ZIP code for Hastings: 55033<4>

Websites for Hastings ...

Official Website:   www.ci.hastings.mn.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.hastingsmn.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hastings had an population of 22,906 people. This is an increase of 3.31% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.83% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hastings had a population of 22,172 people (which is 5.56% of the total population of Dakota County). This makes Hastings the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Hastings represents 0.42% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 46th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 22,172 people, the population of Hastings increased 21.8% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 18,204 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hastings.

Adding Hastings to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hastings in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Hastings was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hastings on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Hastings ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 33 communities that are also named Hastings - they are located in Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois (3), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York (2), North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia (2), Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), Tennessee, Texas (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hastings.

Communities near Hastings ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hastings.

  • Saint Paul [Ramsey County]
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    • Saint Paul [Ramsey County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Hastings
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 306,717 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Paul
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Paul<6>
  • Woodbury [Washington County]
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    • Woodbury [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Hastings
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 74,255 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbury have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodbury<6>
  • Eagan [Dakota County]
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    • Eagan [Dakota County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Hastings
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,975 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagan<6>
  • Apple Valley [Dakota County]
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    • Apple Valley [Dakota County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Hastings
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,847 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Apple Valley<6>
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    • Cottage Grove [Washington County]
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      • Cottage Grove [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Hastings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,170 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottage Grove<6>
    • Inver Grove Heights [Dakota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inver Grove Heights
      • Inver Grove Heights [Dakota County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Hastings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,776 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inver Grove Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inver Grove Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inver Grove Heights<6>
    • Oakdale [Washington County]
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      • Oakdale [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Hastings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,773 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakdale have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakdale<6>
    • Rosemount [Dakota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosemount
      • Rosemount [Dakota County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Hastings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,798 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosemount have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosemount
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosemount<6>
    • Farmington [Dakota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
      • Farmington [Dakota County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Hastings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,037 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington<6>
    • South Saint Paul [Dakota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Saint Paul
      • South Saint Paul [Dakota County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Hastings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,916 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Saint Paul
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Saint Paul<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hastings. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hastings.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hastings. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hastings.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hastings. Our list includes 25 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hastings.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hastings ...

Looking for more information about Hastings? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hastings, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hastings.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Minnesota

About Dakota County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hastings: www.ci.hastings.mn.us/

The official website for Dakota County: www.co.dakota.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Dakota, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hastings.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hastings - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Hastings). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hastings or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hastings) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hastings. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HastingsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hastings. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7353, Longitude: -92.8526    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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