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Hastings, Nebraska

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The location of Hastings

Welcome to Hastings ...

The city of Hastings is located in Adams County and is the County Seat for Adams County.

The location of Hastings has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Hastings has a population of 24,822 people<2> (see below for details).

Hastings is 1,920 feet [585 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Hastings: (402) and (531)<4>

The ZIP codes for Hastings: 68901, 68902<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hastings had a population of 24,907 people (which is 79.41% of the total population of Adams County). This makes Hastings the county's most populous community.

The population of Hastings represents 1.36% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 24,907 people, the population of Hastings increased 3.5% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 24,064 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Hastings had an population of 24,822 people. This is a decrease of 0.34% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.15% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Hastings ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Wood River   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the Northwest (NW) of Hastings

Located in Hall County

Harvard   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Hastings

Located in Clay County

Kenesaw   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Hastings

Blue Hill   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Hastings

Located in Webster County

Doniphan   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Hastings

Located in Hall County

Juniata   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of Hastings

Clay Center   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Hastings

Located in Clay County

Alda   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Hastings

Located in Hall County

Fairfield   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Hastings

Located in Clay County

Giltner   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Hastings

Located in Hamilton County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Hastings.

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), Minnesota, 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.

Websites for Hastings ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hastings. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hastings. Our list includes 51 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 ...

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About Adams County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hastings:

The official website for Adams County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hastings.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hastings - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<5>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).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hastings

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hastings. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5892, Longitude: -98.3903     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hastings have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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