Hastings is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the county seat of Barry County as well as the county's only city. The population was 7,095 at the 2000 census. The city borders Hastings Charter Township on the north, east, and south, and Rutland Charter Township on the west. It has been named "One of the best 100 small towns in America".
Hastings is part of the Grand Rapids-Wyoming metropolitan area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.6 km²), of which, 5.2 square miles (13.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.38%) is water. The Thornapple River passes through the city from east to west.