Hammond is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 75,522 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Hammond is the fifth largest community in Indiana.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hammond is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hammond is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hammond who work in office and administrative support (13.10%), sales jobs (9.42%), and food service (7.60%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Hammond rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.21% of adults 25 and older in Hammond have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Hammond in 2018 was $21,316, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,264 for a family of four. However, Hammond contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hammond is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hammond home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Hammond, accounting for 38.11% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Hammond residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hammond include German, Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Hammond is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.