Hammond is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 77,134 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 professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hammond who work in office and administrative support (13.61%), sales jobs (10.01%), and food service (7.72%).
Many people in Hammond take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the train to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Hammond citizens for affordable transportation.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Hammond rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.00% 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 2010 was $19,197, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $76,788 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. The greatest number of Hammond residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Hammond also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 35.71% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hammond include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Hammond is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.