The Town of Hastings, Florida

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Hastings is a quiet, rural town and an agricultural center. It is often called “the potato capital of Florida.” Though it is small, Hastings has a lot of nearby shopping centers and amenities, and it is only about fifteen minutes away from both St. Augustine and Palatka, which both offer great golf resorts, shopping, and larger businesses.


Hastings, Florida – Demographics

Population in July 2008:  740
Males:  339 (45.9%)
Females:  401 (54.1%)

Median resident age: 38.4 years
Florida median age: 38.7 years

Zip codes:  32145

Dec. 2009 cost of living index in Hastings:  82.1 (U.S. average is 100)
Land area:  0.66 square miles

Estimated median household income in 2008:  $35,650 (it was $26,635 in 2000)
Hastings:  $35,650
Florida:  $47,778

Estimated per capita income in 2008: $18,701

Estimated median house or condo value in 2008:  $121,601 (it was $53,300 in 2000)
Hastings:  $121,601
Florida:   $218,700

Mean prices in 2008
All housing units: $119,392
Detached houses:  $118,257
Townhouses or other attached units:  $185,910
3-to-4-unit structures:  $155,234
Mobile homes:  $43,289

Races in Hastings
White Non-Hispanic  (50.1%)
Black (43.4%)
Hispanic (5.0%)
Other race (2.1%)
Two or more races (1.9%)
American Indian  (1.0%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (0.6%)

For population 25 years and over
High school or higher: (75.6%)
Bachelor's degree or higher: (13.9%)
Graduate or professional degree:  (4.8%)
Unemployed:  (3.3%)
Mean travel time to work:  35.0 minutes

Most common industries for males
Construction (17%)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting  (10%)
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional (10%)
Metal and metal products (9%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services  (7%)
Public administration (6%)
Food and beverage stores (6%)

Most common industries for females
Accommodation and food services (17%)
Educational services (16%)
Healthcare  (16%)
Public administration  (8%)
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers  (6%)
Food and beverage stores (5%)
Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males
Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
Religious workers (8%)
Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors
Business operations specialists (4%)
Computer specialists (4%)

Most common occupations for females
Cooks and food preparation workers (13%)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
Waiters and waitresses (7%)
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)