Hastings MN Community Profile

Staincrete is proud to offer its services to the good people of Hastings Minnesota. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.

History of Hastings MN

The land around Hastings originally was settled by a military detachment from Fort Snelling sent in to safeguard a blocked shipmen of supplies during the winter of 1820. Lieutenant William Glover camped in an area that was later to become Oliver’s Grove and by 1833, a trading post was established. After the Treaty of Mendota in 1851 that allowed white settlers, the area that was Oliver’s Grove was surveyed and incorporated into a city in 1857. The city got its name from suggestions drawn out of a hat placed by several of the founders.

Demographics of Hastings MN

Statistic Hastings Minnesota National
Population 22,501 5,450,868 318,558,162
Population density (sq mi) 2,187 62 91
Median age 39.6 37.8 37.7
Male/Female ratio 1.0:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 56% 58% 55%
Families w/ Kids under 18 44% 45% 43%
Speak English 96% 89% 79%
Speak Spanish 3% 4% 13%


  • Average age in the city is 5% higher than Minnesota
  • 85% of the population is Caucasian
  • 48% is African-American
  • 25% is Asian

Hastings MN Cost of Living

Index Hastings Minnesota National
Cost of living index 101 102 100
Index Hastings Minnesota National
Goods & Services index 107 105 100
Groceries index 105 106 100
Health care index 106 113 100
Housing index 96 100 100
Transportation index 105 103 100
Utilities index 90 89 100


In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.

Schools in Hastings MN

The educational needs of the city are provided by the Hastings Public Schools. Some of the schools in the city are:

  • Minnesota Central University
  • Everett School
  • Irving School
  • Hastings Central School
  • Hastings Junior-Senior High School
  • Tilden Elementary School
  • Cooper Elementary School
  • John F. Kennedy Elementary School
  • Pinecrest Elementary School
  • Hastings Senior High School
  • Christa McAuliffe Elementary School

Places of Worship in Hastings MN

Here are some of the places of worship in the city:

  • Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
  • Joseph Catholic Church
  • Elizabeth Ann Seton
  • Luke’s Episcopal Church
  • Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
  • John’s Ev Lutheran Church
  • Christ’s Family Church
  • Harbor Church

Businesses in Hastings Minnesota

Here are the city’s top employers:

  • Dakota County
  • Allina Health/Regina Hospital
  • School District #200
  • Intek Plastics Inc.
  • Allina Medical Clinic
  • Cub Foods
  • Smead Manufacturing Co.
  • City of Hastings
  • Ardent Mills
  • Wal-Mart
  • Coborn’s

Top Homebuilders/Remodelers

  • Greg J Homes of Hastings Inc.
  • Moderno Homes
  • Siewart Construction Co.
  • Wausau Homes Hastings
  • Insight Construction
  • James Langenfeld Construction LLC


Concrete Suppliers/Delivery Companies

  • Rich Boyer Masonry & Concrete Inc.
  • Pro’s Touch Landscaping
  • Steenburg Watrud Construction
  • Superior Concrete Raising Inc.
  • Backyard Paradise Landscaping LLC
  • Service Concrete & Masonry


Restaurants & Nightlife Hastings Minnesota

The Onion Grille — They serve the best liver and onions in town. Menu offers a nice selection of food. Do try the beef stroganoff. Staff is attending and the ambience is fantastic.

Wiederholt’s Supper Club — From the moment you walk in you are instantly greeted. Cocktails are served promptly and the serving size was good and the taste refreshing. The tenderloin and shrimp is cooked perfectly and with generous portions too. Amazing menu selection and price points.

Emily’s Baker & Deli — Everything made from scratch, all tasty and with good portions. There is good variety of breads., cakes, pastries, pies and cookies. Just the smell of the baked goods will keep you coming back for more.

Fun Things to Do in Hastings MN

Art Appreciation – Visit the Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council and Black dirt Theater as well as the Hastings arts Center and the Breakaway Arts Center & Café.

Parks – The city maintains and operates 33 city parks. Great views and amenities for both kids and adults.

Historic Downtown Hastings – The area is filled with many unique shops ranging from clothing to furniture. There are a few antique shops around town for you to see some of the town’s past.

Hastings MN truly is a truly great place. If you’d like to talk to us about remodeling services here in Hastings, give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.