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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Hammond is a town in Louisiana with a population of 20,325. Hammond is in Tangipahoa Parish. Living in Hammond offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals live in Hammond and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Hammond are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$149,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$765
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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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
    1,052.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    115.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    309
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    3,162.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    6,141.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    381.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    24%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Hammond

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,059
National
$55,322
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I like that everyone knows pretty much everyone but at the same time i wish that we had more opportunities open for us like every other city. Down here, we barley have career opportunities like that and schools barley teach us what we really need to know. Well, (in my opinion). Life should be about enjoying your experience, making something of yourself and being great! I don’t feel that happiness and joy when I’m here in Louisiana. I deserve better and i know i will get better hopefully starting right now. Thank you for your time.
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Hammond is a fantastic city with its own outdoor mall and downtown area rich with culture and small town business and restaurants. Some of the best sushi you'll eat can be found at Kirin or Catestreet Seafood Station. However, the crime rate in this city has increased the past couple of years. Staying out past 9 has become more dangerous, especially around the public parks in this area or the Walmart. Although the restaurants, boutiques, and stores are fantastic, I'll have to give this city a 4/5 because of the crime rate.
Hammond is a great place for everyone, from children to college students to grandparents. Hammond has so many fun things to do and so many beautiful places to see. It's home of Southeastern Louisiana University, which is a very personal and individualized college. There are many good elementary and middle schools for children to attend. Hammond is also home to Hammond High Magnet School, which has the excellent International Baccalaureate program.