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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
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Hammond is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 77,827. Hammond is in Lake County. Living in Hammond offers residents a 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
77,827

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$87,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$852
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Hammond Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    342.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    15.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    41.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    235.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    663.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,824.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    425.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
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
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Hammond

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,427
National
$55,322
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Hammond Reviews

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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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The diversity was a great place to grown up in. There is no other place like Hammond. It contains many different cultures and religions and beliefs. Being in Hammond has helped me open my eyes and mind to new and different things. It has helped me realize that there are other different cultures out in the world, not just mine. Hammond is a place where I can be myself and find all types friendships, that all come from different backgrounds. It made respect and be more open to new things that I will encounter in my life and in college.
I have lived in Hammond,IN for 8 years and I believe it one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I live in a quiet neighborhood. I’ve met a lot of amazing people. In addition to that, I’ve had the opportunity to learn more about programs that have help me get into college!