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Welcome to Hastings ...

Hastings is located in Cambria County<1>.

The location of Hastings has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Hastings, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1888.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hastings has a population of 1,158 people<3> (see below for details).

Hastings is 1,820 feet [555 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Hastings lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Hastings is within the boundaries of the (814) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hastings had an population of 1,158 people. This is a decrease of 9.39% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hastings had a population of 1,278 people. This makes Hastings the county's 14th most populous community.

The population of Hastings represents 0.01% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 542nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,278 people, the population of Hastings decreased 8.58% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,398 people).

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

Communities Also Named Hastings ...

While we believe that this Hastings is located in Cambria County, we know of another 2 Pennsylvania communities named Hastings. Those communities are located in the following counties: Allegheny and Forest County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, 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, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York (2), North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia (2), Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, 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.

  • Altoona
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Ebensburg
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Nanty Glo
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Portage
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Cresson
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Gallitzin
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallitzin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallitzin
    • Gallitzin is located in Cambria County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,514 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gallitzin <5>
  • Clymer
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clymer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clymer
    • Clymer is located in Indiana County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,262 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clymer <5>
  • Loretto
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
  • Carrolltown
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
  • Houtzdale
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houtzdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houtzdale
    • Houtzdale is located in Clearfield County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 739 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houtzdale <5>

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. 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.

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Hastings was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Hastings post office opened in 1888.

We also found Hastings in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Hastings.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hastings. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cambria County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Cambria, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hastings.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hastings - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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