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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Hammond is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 77,071. Hammond is in Lake County. Living in Hammond offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hammond there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families live in Hammond and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Hammond...
Population
77,071

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$89,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$875
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Hammond Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    224.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    12
    6.1
  • Rape
    35.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    146.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    444.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,917.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    351.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Hammond

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,926
National
$55,322
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Hammond Indiana is a small town located minutes from Chicago. I was born and raised in Hammond Indiana. Hammond is a great place to live. The streets are clean and the neighborhoods are nice. Hammond is a family oriented town where people care about each other. Hammond Indiana is a place to raise a family. Hammond Indiana has held and event called “Hammond Day”. This event has been going on for 5 years, and each year it’s gets better and better! This event brings love laughter and fun! It’s a far where we can get together and enjoy each other’s company with music games and food! Hammond is expanding by building new jobs schools and places for families to have a good time! Hammond is patrolled by its finest and they do a wonderful job by keeping Hammond safe! I love my city and you will too!
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I was born and raised in Hammond. It has a home-like nature and is full of very chill people. It’s about 30 minutes from Chicago so whenever you are bored, you can take a drive into the city and enjoy your day!
What I really enjoyed while I was in Hammond, IN is the Navy Pier! It has this huge farris wheel that I had to get on. Believe me when I tell you you have to go there when you visit Indiana