Hastings has the 1375th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 1.7% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Hastings is part of the Minneapolis metro area. Unemployment in the Minneapolis area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Minneapolis has the 14th largest local economy in the US, and a average cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Hastings is above average at $53,450, and the median cost of a home in Hastings is $175,200, which is the same as the national average. 26% of workers in Hastings hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 93% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Hastings. 82% of Hastings workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Hastings spend an average of 23 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.