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"Birthplace of Kool-Aid"
Hastings is a city in Adams County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Col. D.T. Hastings of the St. Joseph and Grand Island Railroad.
The latitude of Hastings is 40.586N. The longitude is -98.388W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,926 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,536.
Local landmarks include the Fisher/Rainbow Fountain, which is illuminated in summer months
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hastings demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Adams County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 68901 ZIP code.
36% of Hastings residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hastings ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hastings was $17,941, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Hastings residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Hastings, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $368. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $757.
Libraries in Hastings include Hastings Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Hastings include Hastings Tribune
TV stations in Hastings include KHAS, KHNE.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KHNE-FM.
Adams County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hastings political report.
The average commute time for Hastings workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hastings between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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