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 Hastings (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2007
1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population 12,179 12,811 15,440 18,201 22,436 2,761 17.88
Land Area (sq. mile) 8.00 9.17 9.08 9.87 -- 0.79 8.65
Density (persons per sq. mile) 1,522.38 1,397.06 1,700.44 1,844.96 -- 144.52 8.50
Housing Units 3,158 4,391 5,545 6,756 -- 1,211 21.84
Households -- 4,197 5,401 6,640 8,346 1,239 22.94
Persons Per Household -- 2.95 2.76 2.64 2.56 -0.12 -4.21


Hastings is a city in Dakota and Washington counties in the state of Minnesota, near the confluence of the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers. The bulk of Hastings is in Dakota County; only a small part of the city extends into Washington County. It is the county seat of Dakota County. U.S. Route 61 and Minnesota State Highways 55 and 316 are three of the main arterial routes in the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.0 square miles (28.5 kmē ),of which, 10.1 square miles (26.2 kmē) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 kmē) of it (7.92%) is water. The elevation is 725 ft (222 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2000, there were 18,204 people, 6,642 households, and 4,722 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,798.2 people per square mile (694.5/kmē ). There were 6,758 housing units at an average density of 667.6 per square mile (257.8/kmē). The racial makeup of the city was 97.16% White, 0.43% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population.

There were 6,642 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $53,145, and the median income for a family was $61,093. Males had a median income of $41,267 versus $27,973 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,075. About 2.1% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

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HASTINGS, the county seat, platted as a village in 1853 and incorporated as a city March 7, 1857, was named in drawing lots by its several proprietors, this second name of Henry Hastings Sibley, later governor and general, having been the winner's preference. "Judge Solomon Sibley, of Detroit, Mich., studied law in Massachusetts with Judge Hastings, whom he greatly admired, and gave this name to his son." The post office was established in 1854, and the village became a city with Washington County following the annexing of 262 acres from that county at the end of the Mississippi River bridge in 1905; other acreage was annexed from Nininger and Marshan Townships. The city was the site of the spiral bridge over the Mississippi River, which was dismantled in 1951.

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Hastings City Hall
101 Fourth Street E
Hastings, MN
Phone: (651) 480-2350
Mayor Paul Hicks (651) 480-2365
City Administrator Dave Osberg (651) 480-2383
Council Member - Ward 1 Anthony Alongi (651) 438-9320
Council Member - Ward 2 Joe Balsanek (651) 438-5998
Council Member - Ward 3 Tony Nelson (651) 437-4194
Council Member - Ward 4 Danna Elling Schultz (651) 438-3878
Council Member - At Large Mike Slavik (651) 437-4637
Council Member - At Large Barb Hollenbeck (651) 480-0268

Post Office:
US Post Office
300 2nd Street E
Hastings, MN
(651) 437-1663
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Fax: (651) 437-5096
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            5:00 pm
Saturday                4:00 pm

Vintage Map of Hastings, MN from 1867
Vintage Map of Hastings, MN from 1867 - 24"x36" Wall Art

Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Dakota Electric Assn (651) 463-7134
Electricity Xcel Energy (800) 895-4999
Natural Gas CenterPoint Energy (800) 245-2377
Wastewater Metropolitan Council Environmental Svc   (612) 222-8423
Water City of Hastings n/a
Telephone Embarq Telephone (800) 788-3500
Cable TV Comcast (651) 222-3333

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Dakota, County of Executive & Legislative Offices, Combined 1,849
Regina Medical Complex General Medical & Surgical Hospitals 730
School District 200 Elementary & Secondary Schools 600
Smead Manufacturing Co Office Supplies & Stationery Stores 575
Intek Plastics, Inc. Plastics Material & Resin Mfg. 350
Wal-Mart Discount Department Stores 186
Target Discount Department Stores 150
Allina Medical Clinic Offices of Physicians (exc. Mental Health Specialists) 140
Hastings, City of Executive & Legislative Offices, Combined 130
Con Agra Flour Milling Co Flour Milling 111
Cub Foods Supermarkets & Other Grocery (exc. Convenience) Stores 110


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