The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 6.0% of residents in
the Hammond neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
98.2% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their
living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an
economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer
people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history.
But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the
Hammond neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 7.6%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 98.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, from major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Hammond
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 97.1% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Hammond neighborhood about it; they already know. 21.0%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.8%
of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong
statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single
parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime,
neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births
and rates of infant mortality.
In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the Hammond
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 96.1% of the neighborhoods
Also of note, 64.4% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Hammond neighborhood has more
Mexican and Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 63.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry and 21.1% have Asian ancestry.
Hammond is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Mon-Khmer, which is the dominant language of Cambodia, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.