Hammond, LA Profile: Facts & Data


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Hammond, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Hammond had a population of 21,068 as of July 1, 2018. Hammond ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hammond is located at latitude 30.5056 and longitude -90.4565 in Tangipahoa Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Hammond (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tangipahoa Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 43 feet.

The City of Hammond (GNIS ID: 2403788) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Hammond is located within Parish Governing Authority District 8, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tangipahoa Parish.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hammond: Hammond Station, Hammonds Crossing.

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Hammond, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 21,068
Population in Households 18,818
Population in Familes 13,464
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,250
Population Density2 1,503
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $36,088
Average Household Income $55,480
Per Capita Income $23,086


Total Housing Units 8,634 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,720 (43.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,949 (45.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 966 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $179,320
Average Home Value $214,856


Total Households 7,668
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 4,224
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.62% 0.79%
Households 0.78% 0.95%
Families 0.39% 0.65%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   1.73%

Hammond, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hammond to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 20 96th
Population Density # 87 82nd
Diversity Index # 56 89th
Median Household Income # 310 35th
Per Capita Income # 192 60th

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