Hammond, LA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2019 Population
132,057
1.19% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
35.3
0.57% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
21.4%
2.49% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$47,832
3.32% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$162,800
5.71% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
57,761
3.75% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Hammond, LA had a population of 132k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $47,832. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Hammond, LA grew from 130,504 to 132,057, a 1.19% increase and its median household income grew from $46,297 to $47,832, a 3.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hammond, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (29.4%), White (Hispanic) (3.89%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.05%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.749%). 0% of the households in Hammond, LA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

98.8% of the residents in Hammond, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hammond, LA are Southeastern Louisiana University (2,084 degrees awarded in 2019) and Compass Career College (107 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Hammond, LA was $162,800, and the homeownership rate was 69%. Most people in Hammond, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Hammond, LA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Hammond, LA is home to a population of 132k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2019, 2.01% of Hammond, LA residents were born outside of the country (2.66k people).

In 2019, there were 2.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (83.5k people) in Hammond, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 38.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.13k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hammond, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    83.5k ± 84
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    38.8k ± 657
  3. White (Hispanic)
    5.13k ± 237
4.27%
Hispanic Population
5.64k people

In 2019, there were 2.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (83.5k people) in Hammond, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 38.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.13k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.27% of the people in Hammond, LA are hispanic (5.64k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.01%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.66k people
2.16%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
2.82k people

As of 2019, 2.01% of Hammond, LA residents (2.66k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hammond, LA was 2.16%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.3

In 2019, the median age of all people in Hammond, LA was 35.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Hammond, LA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Hammond, LA residents was 35.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    29,800 ± 4,225 people
  2. Mexico
    29,243 ± 4,185 people
  3. Vietnam
    19,860 ± 3,453 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 29,800 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 29,243 and Vietnam with 19,860.

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Citizenship

98.8%
2019 Citizenship
98.7%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.8% of Hammond, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Hammond, LA was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,279 ± 343
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,338 ± 354
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,143 ± 309

Hammond, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Louisiana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Louisiana (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Louisiana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Hammond, LA is $47,832. In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Hammond, LA was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $85,425, followed by St. Tammany Parish, LA and Livingston Parish, LA, with respective values of $69,076 and $62,187.

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,832. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Hammond, LA employs 57.8k people. The largest industries in Hammond, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,810 people), Retail Trade (7,874 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (6,270 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($87,594), Utilities ($75,272), and Manufacturing ($63,483).

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,832
2019 value
± $2,945
3.32%
1 Year Growth
± 7.23%

Households in Hammond, LA have a median annual income of $47,832, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,297 in 2018, which represents a 3.32% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,629
Average Male Salary in Louisiana
± $1,670
$42,832
Average Female Salary in Louisiana
± $1,091

In 2019, full-time male employees in Louisiana made 1.53 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Louisiana by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Louisiana
  1. Asian
    $55,899 ± $9,117
  2. White
    $54,752 ± $1,264
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $45,815 ± $29,389

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Louisiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Louisiana.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Louisiana by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hammond, LA is from Louisiana.
0.467
2019 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2018 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2019, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0759% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Louisiana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity

In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hammond, LA was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $85,425, followed by St. Tammany Parish, LA and Livingston Parish, LA, with respective values of $69,076 and $62,187.

The following map shows all of the counties in Hammond, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hammond, LA (27.5k out of 128k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Black
    14,350 ± 1,044
  2. White
    12,014 ± 1,006
  3. Hispanic
    1,339 ± 302

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

57.8k
2019 Value
± 2,266
3.75%
1 Year growth
± 5.3%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Hammond, LA grew at a rate of 3.75%, from 55.7k employees to 57.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hammond, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,768 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,285 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (4,231 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hammond, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hammond, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,768 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,285 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (4,231 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Hammond, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.48 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.38 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hammond, LA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($112,794), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,625), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,047).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

57.8k
2019 Value
± 2,266
3.75%
1 Year growth
± 5.3%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Hammond, LA grew at a rate of 3.75%, from 55.7k employees to 57.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hammond, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,810 people), Retail Trade (7,874 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (6,270 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Hammond, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,810 people), Retail Trade (7,874 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (6,270 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Hammond, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.76 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.44 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hammond, LA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($87,594), Utilities ($75,272), and Manufacturing ($63,483).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $105B
  2. $70.3B
  3. $67.3B

In 2018, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $105B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($70.3B) and Fuel oils ($67.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Louisiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Louisiana.
$490B
2018 Value in Louisiana
$814B
Projected 2045 Value in Louisiana
66% growth

In 2018, total outbound Louisiana trade was $490B. This is expected to increase 66% to $814B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Louisiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $43.7B
  2. $34.6B
  3. $17.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.7B, followed by Mississippi with $34.6B and Florida and $17.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Louisiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 58.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (38.4%), followed by Gary Johnson (1.87%). The most partisan county was LaSalle Parish, LA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Louisiana
58.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Louisiana
  1. 88.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 84.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Louisiana was LaSalle Parish, LA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Louisiana colored by their party leaning.

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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 2019, universities in Hammond, LA awarded 2,191 degrees. The student population of Hammond, LA is skewed towards women, with 5,248 male students and 9,185 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hammond, LA are White (1,494 and 69.6%), followed by Black or African American (343 and 16%), Hispanic or Latino (172 and 8.01%), and Two or More Races (96 and 4.47%).

The largest universities in Hammond, LA by number of degrees awarded are Southeastern Louisiana University (2,084 and 95.1%) and Compass Career College (107 and 4.88%).

The most popular majors in Hammond, LA are General Business Administration & Management (245 and 11.2%), General Studies (218 and 9.95%), and Registered Nursing (199 and 9.08%).

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.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 159 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 218 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 173 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Hammond, LA was Registered Nursing with 159 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Hammond, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,084 degrees awarded
  2. 107 degrees awarded
$5,777
Median In-State Public

In 2019, the Hammond, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southeastern Louisiana University with 2,084 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

746
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,445
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 746 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hammond, LA, which is 0.516 times less than the 1,445 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Hammond, LA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,494 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    343 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    172 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Hammond, LA was White students. These 1,494 degrees mean that there were 4.36 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 343 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hammond, LA was $162,800 in 2019, which is 0.677 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $154,000 to $162,800, a 5.71% increase. The homeownership rate in Hammond, LA is 69%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Hammond, LA have an average commute time of 30.6 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.

Housing

Property Value

$162,800
2019 Median
± $4,513
$154,000
2018 Median
± $4,852

In 2019, the median property value in Hammond, LA grew to to $162,800 from the previous year's value of $154,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hammond, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hammond, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$47,832
Median Household Income
± $2,945
47.6k
Number of Households
± 1,927

In 2019, the median household income of the 47.6k households in Hammond, LA grew to $47,832 from the previous year's value of $46,297.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Hammond, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hammond, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

69%
2019 Homeownership
68.3%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 69% of the housing units in Hammond, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hammond, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

30.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hammond, LA have a longer commute time (30.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 4.7% of the workforce in Hammond, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (79.7%)
  2. Carpooled (13.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.32%)

In 2019, 79.7% of workers in Hammond, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.9%) and those who worked at home (3.32%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

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, followed by false.

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Health

90.4% of the population of Hammond, LA has health coverage, with 40.2% on employee plans, 26.4% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.88% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Louisiana was $7,815 in 2014. This is a 4.38% increase from the previous year ($7,487).

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see 1466 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (1496 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1778 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 329 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Claiborne Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes (25.4%). Additionally, Sabine Parish has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (50.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Louisiana.
1,466 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Louisiana

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,466 patients per year. This represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (1,496 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,815
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Louisiana
$4,420
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$6,281
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,811
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Louisiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.38%, from $7,487 to $7,815.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.58%
Uninsured
40.2%
Employer Coverage
26.4%
Medicaid
11.1%
Medicare
10.8%
Non-Group
1.88%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hammond, LA declined by 14.3% from 11.2% to 9.58%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hammond, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 25.4% prevalence
  2. 22.6% prevalence
  3. 22.1% prevalence

Claiborne Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana, at 25.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana by county over multiple years.

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