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Hammond, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Hammond had a population of 20,945 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hammond population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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Hammond, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,945
Daytime Population: Workers 24,142
Daytime Population: Residents 12,226
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 36,368
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.74
Population in Households 18,690
Population in Familes 13,283
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,255
Population Density2 1,495
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $35,852
Average Household Income $56,230
Per Capita Income $23,448


Total Housing Units 8,664 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,380 (39.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,264 (49.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,020 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $177,971
Average Home Value $212,141


Total Households 7,644
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 4,223
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.63% 0.77%
Households 0.84% 0.96%
Families 0.44% 0.67%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

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, 2017 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 # 56 88th
Median Household Income # 309 35th
Per Capita Income # 178 63rd

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