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Hammond, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Hammond had a population of 20,452 as of July 1, 2023. 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 30.5044 and longitude -90.4612 in Tangipahoa Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Hammond 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 City of Hammond 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 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tangipahoa Parish.

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Hammond, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 20,452 (100%)
Population in Households 17,719 (86.6%)
Population in Families 12,555 (61.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2,733 (13.4%)
Population Density 1,435
Diversity Index2 64


Median Household Income $43,656
Average Household Income $65,802
% of Income for Mortgage4 28%
Per Capita Income $24,461
Wealth Index5 47
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Low (39.5)


Total HU (Housing Units) 8,861 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,996 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,509 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,356 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $200,553
Average Home Value $240,434
Housing Affordability Index3 95


Total Households 7,505
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 4,036
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 1.27% 0.29%
Households 1.06% 0.43%
Families   0.33%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
Owner Occupied HU   0.52%

Hammond, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hammond to the other 488 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 23 95th
Population Density # 85 83rd
Median Household Income # 275 44th
Housing Affordability Index # 89 18th
Per Capita Income # 314 36th
Diversity Index # 66 87th

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