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%).
A lot of people in Hammond take the train for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Hammond, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.
The citizens of Hammond are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.00% of adults in Hammond have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
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.