Hammond, LA

Hammond profile

Living in Hammond

Hammond is a medium-sized city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 21,437 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Hammond is the 21st largest community in Louisiana.

Hammond is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hammond is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hammond who work in food service (13.73%), sales jobs (12.26%), and office and administrative support (10.25%).

In addition, Hammond is a college town. There are a lot of students in Hammond attending college, and as a result Hammond provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

The overall education level of Hammond citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.47% of adults in Hammond have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Hammond in 2018 was $21,394, which is middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,576 for a family of four. However, Hammond contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Hammond also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.97% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Hammond include Italian, German, French, Irish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Hammond is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.