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Hammond, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Hammond had a population of 21,437 as of July 1, 2019. 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 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 7, 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Hammond, LA Housing Affordability Index is 118
State of Louisiana Housing Affordability Index is 143
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Hammond, LA Wealth Index is 47
State of Louisiana Wealth Index is 71
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 21,437
Population in Households 19,179
Population in Familes 13,625
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,258
Population Density 1,529
Diversity Index1 59
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $34,329
Average Household Income $54,039
Per Capita Income $20,115
Wealth Index3 47

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,835 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,076 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,760 (42.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 999 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $159,978
Housing Affordability Index2 118
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,836
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 4,304
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.74% 0.67%
Households 0.93% 0.83%
Families 0.55% 0.56%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   2.08%

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, 2019 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 # 21 96th
Population Density # 85 82nd
Diversity Index # 58 88th
Median Household Income # 323 32nd
Per Capita Income # 299 37th

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