Living in Hammond, LA

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Hammond SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
7
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
1
Amenities
8.5
Education
7
Commute
6

Hammond, LA Crime Report

2,423
Total Crimes
11,790.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
359.07%
Above National Average

Hammond, LA Cost Of Living

89
Hammond's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Hammond, Louisiana Info Snack

Hammond is the largest city in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, United States, located 45 miles (72 km) east of Baton Rouge and 45 miles (72 km) northwest of New Orleans. Its population was 20,019 in the 2010 census; Hammond is home to Southeastern Louisiana University and is the principal city of the Hammond Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Tangipahoa Parish.
Population
20,444
Unemployment
10.5%
Poverty
31.6%
Median Home
$150,500
Median Income
$40,127
Median Rent
$807

Hammond, LA Photos

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Rankings for Hammond in Louisiana

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Map Of Hammond, LA

Population over time in Hammond

Year Population % Change
2017 20,444 0.6%
2016 20,325 -0.3%
2015 20,389 0.6%
2014 20,272 0.3%
2013 20,207 0.5%
2012 20,107 0.6%
2011 19,986 0.3%
2010 19,926 0.9%
2009 19,740 -
Crime/100k Hammond LA USA
Violent Crime 1455.0 537.5 368.9
Murder 0.0 11.4 5.0
Robbery 277.4 98.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 1021.9 383.4 246.8
Property Crime 10335.8 3276.0 2199.5
Burglary 3026.8 668.1 376.0
Larceny 6739.7 2360.4 1594.6
Car Theft 569.3 247.6 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Hammond

White
47.2% (9,651)
African American
45.3% (9,264)
American Indian
0.2% (38)
Asian
1.7% (352)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (12)
Two Or More
1.0% (195)
Hispanic
4.6% (932)
Race Hammond LA USA
White 47.2% 58.8% 61.1%
African American 45.3% 32.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 1.7% 1.7% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.0% 1.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 4.6% 5.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Hammond, Louisiana

Less than $10,000
10.5% (214,841)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.7% (158,190)
$15,000 to $24,999
16.7% (341,765)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.5% (214,841)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.5% (234,344)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.0% (286,971)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.2% (249,203)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.1% (227,224)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.4% (69,653)
$200,000 or more
2.3% (47,364)
Income Hammond LA USA
Less than $10,000 10.5% 9.6% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.7% 6.2% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 16.7% 12.2% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.5% 10.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.5% 12.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.0% 16.2% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.2% 10.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.1% 12.3% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.4% 4.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.3% 4.3% 7.0%

Gender in Hammond

Female
53.8% (10,992)
Male
46.2% (9,452)
Gender Hammond LA USA
Female 53.8% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 46.2% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Hammond for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.0% (1,226)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (2,044)
High School / GED
30.0% (6,133)
Some College
21.0% (4,293)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (1,226)
Bachelor's Degree
17.0% (3,475)
Master's Degree
8.0% (1,635)
Professional Degree
1.0% (204)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (204)
Education Hammond LA USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 10.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 30.0% 34.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 6.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 17.0% 16.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 8.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

4 Reviews & Comments About Hammond

Overall User Rating
5.0
/5

TheRebornDog

I lived in hammond for like 6 years and loved it


HomeSnacks User

I've lived in Hammond most of my life. I was a teacher there for several years and my children went school in Hammond for all of their education. I found the schools to be very good. I've lived in the same house for twenty years and have never had been robbed or had any other crime committed on me or my property. I don't live in a ritzy neighborhood that's gated. I live right by the interstate in a 58,000.00 house when I bought it 20 years ago. It's a wonderful place to live and raise children!!

There are great restaurants and SLU is here and they put on all kind of events and entertainment. We also have Columbia Theater which puts on plays. Also we have a great movie theater, skate park, safari quest, laser tag, children's museum, open air mall, many parks, and recreation. We're 50 min. from Baton Rouge and a hour from New Orleans.


HomeSnacks User

Even though Hammond isn't as small a town as when we moved up here from River Ridge in 87, I think it's still a great town that still had a bit of the small town feel to it. The people for the most part are courteous to each other and do try to look out for each other.

Good- still has a small town vibe. Bad- traffic can be heavy at times. I don't think the roads can match the increased traffic.


HomeSnacks User

I live in Hammond apartment and I love da Hammond toula natalbany tickfaw etc area I love how ponchatoula has a good strawberry festival and has a gator in middle of town no udda city I heard of besides toula has live animal in middle of town

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