Hammond, LA

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2022 Population
20,239
4.46% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
26.8
2.19% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
34.5%
6.83% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$42,049
12.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$203,500
16.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
8,668
3.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Hammond, LA had a population of 20.2k people with a median age of 26.8 and a median household income of $42,049. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hammond, LA grew from 19,374 to 20,239, a 4.46% increase and its median household income grew from $37,302 to $42,049, a 12.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hammond, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (48.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (44.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.43%), White (Hispanic) (1.71%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.36%).

None of the households in Hammond, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.5% of the residents in Hammond, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hammond, LA are Southeastern Louisiana University (2,189 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Hammond, LA was $203,500, and the homeownership rate was 49%.

Most people in Hammond, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Hammond, LA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Hammond, LA is home to a population of 20.2k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.27% of Hammond, LA residents were born outside of the country (459 people).

In 2022, there were 1.09 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.81k people) in Hammond, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.97k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 491 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
96.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of Hammond, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hammond, LA was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hammond, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.81k ± 761
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.97k ± 819
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    491 ± 262
3.55%
Hispanic Population
718 people

In 2022, there were 1.09 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.81k people) in Hammond, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.97k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 491 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.55% of the people in Hammond, LA are hispanic (718 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Hammond, LA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    36,279 ± 4,658 people
  2. Mexico
    23,092 ± 3,722 people
  3. Vietnam
    18,064 ± 3,293 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 36,279 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 23,092 and Vietnam with 18,064.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.27%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
459 people
4.03%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
780 people

As of 2022, 2.27% of Hammond, LA residents (459 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hammond, LA was 4.03%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    299 ± 136
  2. Vietnam
    156 ± 65
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    51 ± 46

Hammond, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hammond, LA employs 8.67k people. The largest industries in Hammond, LA are Accommodation & Food Services (1,731 people), Educational Services (1,578 people), and Retail Trade (1,253 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,359), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,053), and Transportation & Warehousing ($65,013).

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,789. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

8.67k
2022 Value
± 803
3.2%
1 Year growth
± 12.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hammond, LA grew at a rate of 3.2%, from 8.4k employees to 8.67k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hammond, LA, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,380 people), Sales & Related Occupations (991 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (935 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hammond, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.67k
2022 Value
± 803
3.2%
1 Year growth
± 12.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hammond, LA grew at a rate of 3.2%, from 8.4k employees to 8.67k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hammond, LA, are Accommodation & Food Services (1,731 people), Educational Services (1,578 people), and Retail Trade (1,253 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hammond, LA, though some of these residents may live in Hammond, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$34,848
Median earning men ± $8,152
$23,006
Median earning women ± $2,566

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,855), Public Administration ($60,972), and Manufacturing ($47,204).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($113,281), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($62,917), and Public Administration ($58,875).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.94M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Louisiana.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 58.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.01%).

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Louisiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Louisiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Hammond, LA awarded 2,189 degrees. The student population of Hammond, LA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,918 male students and 8,547 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hammond, LA are White (1,470 and 68.4%), followed by Black or African American (390 and 18.2%), Hispanic or Latino (154 and 7.17%), and Two or More Races (94 and 4.38%).

The largest universities in Hammond, LA by number of degrees awarded are Southeastern Louisiana University (2,189 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Hammond, LA are General Business Administration & Management (248 and 11.3%), Registered Nursing (191 and 8.73%), and General Studies (189 and 8.63%).

The median tuition cost in Hammond, LA for a public four year colleges is $5,777 for in-state students and $18,255 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2022 in Hammond, LA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 99%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 48.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 13,465 (36.5% men and 63.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 13,465 students enrolled in Hammond, LA, 36.5% men and 63.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 8,217 records, of which 63.5% were women and 36.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 190 degrees awarded
  2. 189 degrees awarded
  3. 162 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Hammond, LA was General Business Administration & Management with 190 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
2,189 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southeastern Louisiana University with 2,189 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 694 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hammond, LA, which is 0.464 times less than the 1,495 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,470 degrees mean that there were 3.77 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 390 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($5,777) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,596) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.811% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Some college (811k), and Secondary Education (604k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hammond, LA was $203,500 in 2022, which is 0.722 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $174,400 to $203,500, a 16.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Hammond, LA is 49%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hammond, LA have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hammond, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Hammond, LA is $42,049. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Hammond, LA was Census Tract 9542 with a value of $54,167, followed by Census Tract 9544 and Census Tract 9543, with respective values of $37,909 and $29,820.

Property

$203,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$19,124
$3,222
Median Property Taxes
±$396

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The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Hammond, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

49%
Homeownership
2022
67.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 49% of the housing units in Hammond, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 47.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9542
  2. Census Tract 9544
  3. Census Tract 9543

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hammond, LA was Census Tract 9542 with a value of $54,167, followed by Census Tract 9544 and Census Tract 9543, with respective values of $37,909 and $29,820.

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Household Income

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$42,049
Median Household Income
± $6,861
6.58k
Number of Households
± 673

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.58k households in Hammond, LA grew to $42,049 from the previous year's value of $37,302.

The following chart displays the households in Hammond, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hammond, LA is from Louisiana.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.8%)
  2. Carpooled (11.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.97%)

In 2022, 77.8% of workers in Hammond, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.7%) and those who worked at home (4.97%).

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Commute Time

22.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hammond, LA have a shorter commute time (22.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.21% of the workforce in Hammond, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hammond, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hammond, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

34.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hammond, LA (5.81k out of 16.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hammond, LA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.1% of the population of Hammond, LA has health coverage, with 41.1% on employee plans, 32.8% on Medicaid, 8.24% on Medicare, 8.81% on non-group plans, and 1.16% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Tangipahoa Parish, LA see 2807 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.2% increase from the previous year (2524 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2041 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 420 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,807 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tangipahoa Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Tangipahoa Parish, LA see an average of 2,807 patients per year. This represents a 11.2% increase from the previous year (2,524 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tangipahoa Parish, LA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.6% under 18 years, 35% between 18 and 34 years, 27.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.93%
Uninsured
41.1%
Employer Coverage
32.8%
Medicaid
8.24%
Medicare
8.81%
Non-Group
1.16%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hammond, LA declined by 16.1% from 9.45% to 7.93%.

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